Today, the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) announced the winners of the year-long Big Green Challenge to find successful approaches to reducing carbon emissions at a community-level.
- The Green Valleys, Brecon
- Isle of Eigg, Green island
- Household Energy Service, Ludlow
- Low Carbon West Oxford
The three winners each received £300,000 for showing the most promise in reducing carbon emissions from their communities. The runner up received £100k.
The Island of Eigg of the Scottish coast has cut its emissions by 32% over the year of the competition through a combination of clean energy investments and increases in household insulation.
To measure the carbon reductions made by each of the ten finalists over the 12 months of the project, NESTA used AMEE’s carbon footprinting platform to power its web-based carbon footprinting tool and analytics.
The tool captured data for
- domestic, commercial, and community buildings
- public transport
utilising the latest carbon calculation methods as stored and updated in AMEE’s platform.
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