The EI library in London is temporarily closed, as a precautionary measure in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The Knowledge Service will still be answering email queries via, and is available for live chats on this page during working hours (09:15-17:00 GMT). Our e-library is always open for members here:, for full-text access to over 200 e-books and millions of articles. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Ashden Awards: How local sustainable energy can improve health, education and livelihoods - and reduce carbon emissions. Energy World September 2007, P. 10-13

'We must find a path from an unsustainable present to a sustainable future. What impresses me most about these projects is they truly are becoming the change that's needed in the world. These awards tell us how to illuminate the path towards a sustainable future together. I hope that we can make it quickly.' So said Ex-US Vice President and presenter of An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore, at the 2007 Ashden Awards in June.
Five international awards were given in recognition of the way in which sustainable energy has been used in the developing world to improve access to light and power, to food, to education and welfare, to promote enterprise and to address the challenges of lack of access to essential energy resources. Four awards were also awarded to pioneering approaches to sustainable energy use across the UK.

Abstract details

Please login to save this item