1. ashdenawards.org/winners/currie09
    Currie Community High School won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009. To find out more visit the link above and check out the Ashden Awards Blog ashdenawards.blogspot.com

    Carbon saving is an important and enjoyable part of life for pupils at Currie Community High School near Edinburgh which has a long-standing commitment to the environment. Pupils track energy use and make pledges to save energy at home. Simple energy efficiency steps taken over the last 10 years are helping the school save around 70 tonnes of CO2 a year. Last year an 11 kW wind turbine was installed to supply electricity along with a 30 kW solar thermal array to heat the swimming pool.

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  2. ashdenawards.org/winners/kirklees09 Kirklees Warm Zone (Kirklees Council) won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009. To find out more visit the link above and check out the Ashden Awards Blog ashdenawards.blogspot.com The Kirklees Warm Zone scheme is rolling out free insulation to residents to reduce the council's carbon footprint, improve comfort and reduce fuel bills. By tackling small areas at a time, it is streamlined and making quick headway at a rate of 600 measures a week. Over 115,000 households, two-thirds of the total have been visited already and 25,000 have had cavity wall or loft insulation. The CO2 emissions avoided are around 18,000 tonnes a year, which will reach 40,000 by the end of 2010.

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  3. ashdenawards.org/winners/MEA09 Marches Energy Agency won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009. To find out more visit the link above and check out the Ashden Awards Blog ashdenawards.blogspot.com The Low Carbon Communities project run by Marches Energy Agency has mobilised six small communities to cut their carbon footprint by installing renewable energy, carrying out energy audits or creating eco businesses. A project worker is allocated to advise and motivate different sectors of the community on what they can do and local people are trained so they are equipped to continue the process. These communities have carried out 1,400 measures saving over 1,700 tonnes of CO2 a year.

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  4. ashdenawards.org/winners/SEA09 Sustainable Energy Academy won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009. To find out more visit the link above and check out the Ashden Awards Blog ashdenawards.blogspot.com Old Home Superhome: The Sustainable Energy Academy has set up a network of refurbished hard-to-treat houses to convince policy makers and others that high energy savings are possible even in older properties. Each Superhome owner has made carbon savings of around 70 percent and they act as exemplars by opening their home to visitors. The 36,000 visits so far have inspired others to take similar action by showing them its possible to achieve lower energy bills and a better living environment by taking simple energy efficiency measures and other green improvements.

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  5. ashdenawards.org/winners/Aprovecho09 Aprovecho Reseach Center and Shengzhou Stove Manufacturer won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009. To find out more visit the link above and check out the Ashden Awards Blog ashdenawards.blogspot.com The Aprovecho Research Centre in the US and Shenghou Stove Manufacturers in China have pooled their rich experience and skills to produce a cheap, robust and efficient stove for mass production to developing countries. The stoves replace dirty and polluting kerosene and open fires saving up to 50 percent of fuel wood and reducing 70 percent of dangerous emissions. SSM has sold over 60,000 stoves since 2007, producing them at a rate of 12,000 stoves a month and selling them to distributors. The main customer is Envirofit International, which markets stoves in India supported by the Shell Foundation. Other customers are in South Africa, Tanzania, Madagascar, Argentina and Chile.

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