The Scottish Green Energy Awards – the UK’s largest celebration of renewables – open today (July 24), with nominations invited for 11 categories.
The awards, now in its 17th year, is open to all renewable energy technologies, from wind, hydro and solar to wave, low-carbon heat and more.
Categories this year include Outstanding Project, Best Community Project and Best Innovation. The awards ceremony, on December 5 in Edinburgh, will be hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield.
Claire Mack, chief executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Scotland’s renewable energy industry is at the forefront of the global shift to a low-carbon energy system.
“With almost three-quarters of the electricity consumed in Scotland now coming from renewable sources The Scottish Green Energy Awards allow us to come together and celebrate the innovation, determination and commitment of those who are making this industry happen.
“The awards showcase the very best in the industry, generate real passion for renewables and inspire those within the sector to continue their ground-breaking efforts towards both achieving a low-carbon future and meeting some of the world’s toughest climate change targets.”
The event will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Nominations are now being accepted in the following categories:
Best Community Project Award;
Best Engagement Award;
Best Innovation Award;
Best Practice Award;
Carbon Reduction Award;
Champion of Renewables Award;
Contribution to Skills Award;
Outstanding Contribution Award;
Outstanding Project Award;
Outstanding Service Award;
Sustainable Development Award;
Young & Inspiring Award.
The shortlist for the Young and Inspiring Award consists of the nine winners of May’s 2019 Young Professionals Green Energy Awards.
Nominations for the 2019 Scottish Green Energy Awards must be made before the deadline of 5 pm on Friday September 20.