Friday, 9 July 2010

Ashden Awards winners covered across global media

The 2010 Ashden award winners are receiving well-deserved global attention for their achievements. At the start of this month, twelve outstanding projects were in London to receive an Ashden Award for sustainable energy. And none of this escaped the attention of the press- media outlets across the globe have picked up on the news!

In the UK, the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust was covered in The Guardian, The Telegraph and and The Scotsman. BBC News Online featured Willis Renewables’ solar device in Northern Ireland whilst D.light Design and the Rural Energy Foundation were covered for their international success. TECNOSOL appeared on BBC Mundo, MARD/SNV was recognised on BBC Vietnam and CRELUZ was covered on BBC Brasil as a news and and blog item.

National newspapers were have also been keen to share the news. D.light’s success appeared in India in the Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Asian Age and MARD/SNV were covered in Vietnam News , Voice of Vietnam, Nhan Dan and Vietnam Plus. TECNOSOL had their news shared in the Nicaraguan papers La Prensa, El Nuevo Diario and Bolsa de Noticias. CRELUZ were in dozens of Brazilian papers including Folha do Noroeste, O Globo , O Nacional and O Alto Uruguai whilst Sky Link Innovators and the Rural Energy Foundation were in East Africa’s Citizen,, the Africa Science News Service and Business Daily.

TV and radio broadcasters were no less interested in the work of the 2010 Ashden award-winners. BBC World TV, BBC radio World Update both interviewed Ned Tozun from D.light Design whilst interviews with the Rural Energy Foundation and MARD/SNV were made for BBC World Today. BBC's Science in Action explored MARD/SNV’s biogas project in Vietnam as a feature story for their radio show. Regionally, Sky Link Innovators and D.light Design were interviewed on two occasions for BBC Africa Network, whilst BBC Swahili service promoted Sky Link’s work along with that of the Rural Energy Foundation and D.light Design. The BBC Hindi service also covered D.light Design in their science magazine. CNN India covered a story on D.light, RBS TV covered a story on CRELUZ and Kenya Broadcasting Corporation covered Sky Link Innovators. Radio France International and Voice of America interviewed Rural Energy Foundation whilst Brazil's Universal FM and Nicaraguan Radio ABC featured stories on CRELUZ and TECNOSOL.

Some of the world’s leading green energy and technology publications and websites were also quick to pick up the news with stories about Ashden award-winners appearing in The New Agriculturist, REEEP, YouGen,, , Planet Green and

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