Once again, the call for international entries is out for the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, due October 21, 2008. If you don't know much about the Ashden Awards, these prestigious prizes are given out every year to innovative entrepreneurs and organizations developing local sustainable energy projects in developing nations. Entry is free, with up to seven winners receiving £20,000 each in prize money for project development, and one Energy Champion awarded £40,000 — there's even a documentary film that will be made about the winning projects.
According to their press release: "Analysis of 10 previous international Ashden Award-winning schemes showed that in 2008 they are reaching nine million people and saving 1.9 million tonnes of carbon emissions — equivalent to the total domestic emissions of more than 700,000 UK citizens."
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