AuroRE wins the Green Oscar
On dark streets with solar
Hemant of AuroRE
Pioneering projects from Auroville, India and Pakistan win
London - 24 June 2004 - The international winners of the prestigious Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy 2004 were tonight announced at the Ashden annualawards ceremony in London.
INDIA: Hemant Lamba, AuroRE, wins the award for Enterprise (£30,000) for Aurore's great triumph in acting as a catalyst for small-scale solar businesses across India, helping this vast country start to unlock its huge potential for solar power. In the words of one of the judges: "These are the guys who
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Three Awards were given in recognition of the way in which renewable energy has been used to improve access to Food and to Light, and to promote Enterprise. In addition, a Fourth Award, Climate Care, was given to a project with the potential to play a significant role in offsetting the carbon emissions which drive climate change.
For the second year running there is also a UK award in recognition of the role that industrialised nations can play in reducing greenhouse emissions
The finalists were also personally congratulated by HRH The Prince of Wales at a separate ceremony (see below 'Notes to editors' for comment from the Palace.
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