UK’s NESTA uses AMEE to help identify winners in Carbon Reduction competition

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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.

Winners

  • The Green Valleys, Brecon
  • Isle of Eigg, Green island
  • Household Energy Service, Ludlow

Runner up:

  • 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.

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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
  • vehicles
  • public transport
  • flights

utilising the latest carbon calculation methods as stored and updated in AMEE’s platform.

Please contact AMEE today for more information

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