THE SCOTTISH Green Energy Awards have announced the shortlist for the UK’s biggest celebration of the renewable energy industry.
This year’s awards, headline sponsored by EDF Renewables, will honour a selection of individuals and organisations who have risen to the challenge of ensuring Scotland maintains its position as a world leader in clean power.
Wind, solar, tidal and pumped storage hydro projects feature on this year’s shortlist along with community hubs, an eco-farm, one of Scotland’s fastest-growing food brands and individuals nominated by their peers.
The Scottish Green Energy Awards, hosted by Scottish Renewables, are an annual celebration of the inspirational organisations, people and projects going above and beyond to make a real difference to the health, wealth and wellbeing of Scotland.
The annual awards see more than 50 individuals, companies and projects vie to scoop prizes in 14 prestigious categories at a 1,200-guest ceremony on November 30 in Edinburgh.
Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said:
“I’ve been absolutely blown away by the outstanding quality of nominations we received for this year’s awards.
“This only makes the job of the judges even harder and we have had to make some really tough decisions but the shortlist has an abundance of quality, dedication and of course the innovation our industry needs to continue to thrive.
“I look forward to celebrating Scotland’s contribution to the economy and the environment, on what will be a fantastic evening in Edinburgh on November 30.”
Matthieu Hue, Chief Executive of EDF Renewables, said:
“Once again we are delighted to be headline sponsor of the much-anticipated Scottish Green Energy Awards. Each year we see such a high calibre of talent throughout this industry, and I’m sure this year will be no different.
“This event celebrates some of the many achievements from over the past 12 months as we work collectively to accelerate our efforts towards a net-zero future.”
The full shortlist – available at the end of this press release – includes projects, people and organisations from Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow and the Shetland Islands among many other regions.
Some examples from the shortlist include:
- Orbital Marine Power, shortlisted for the Outstanding Project Award, is a renewable energy company focused on the development and global application of its pioneering floating turbine technology.
- Muirhall Energy, shortlisted for the Contribution to Skills Award, has worked closely with Borders College to give senior high school students, with no previous knowledge of the construction industry, the opportunity to gain real-world experience on the development of an onshore wind farm.
- We Hae Meat, shortlisted for the Carbon Reduction Award, and one of Scotland’s fastest-growing food brands, has installed a biomass plant and solar panels at its site in Girvan, Ayrshire, to significantly reduce its carbon emissions and help the company to survive Covid and the ongoing energy crisis.
The full shortlist is available on the Scottish Renewables website.