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World Clean Energy Awards

The same folks who brought you the solar boat that crossed the Atlantic in May (see my post of May 14, Solar Boating and Green Building) have just had the inaugural "World Clean Energy Awards."  This prestigious event had worthy folks such as Amory Lovins and Nicky Gavron as jury members (both of whom have been referenced here several times at the blog) and included awards for such projects as the development of a retrofitting kit for two-stroke engines in the Philippines and the building of a solar cell assembly plant in one of Nairobi's slums, and seven other winners.  These projects are impressive.  See the whole program and the award-winning projects at the World Clean Energy Awards website. 



Bill Hewitt

Bill Hewitt has been an environmental activist and professional for nearly 25 years. He was deeply involved in the battle to curtail acid rain, and was also a Sierra Club leader in New York City. He spent 11 years in public affairs for the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, and worked on environmental issues for two NYC mayoral campaigns and a presidential campaign. He is a writer and editor and is the principal of Hewitt Communications. He has an M.S. in international affairs, has taught political science at Pace University, and has graduate and continuing education classes on climate change, sustainability, and energy and the environment at The Center for Global Affairs at NYU. His book, "A Newer World - Politics, Money, Technology, and What’s Really Being Done to Solve the Climate Crisis," will be out from the University Press of New England in December.

Areas of Focus:
the policy, politics, science and economics of environmental protection, sustainability, energy and climate change