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Said The Guardian’s Lucy Siegle: “There’s a lot of energy around this year’s Observer Ethical Awards, in their ninth year. Out of ten dedicated categories, two of those are focused on energy and renewables: one I’m particularly excited about is for the best Community Energy project. If you’ve been involved with a scheme, please nominate like crazy. We also have dynamic and long running categories for campaigners and a local hero. I’d like to see a lot more nominations coming from the professional renewables sector where so many people stick with the job because they’re passionate about what they do, and work may more hours than they get paid for.
“Gratifyingly the awards have become known as ‘the green oscars’ which really describes the rather smart awards ceremony we hold – this year it’s at One Marylebone. It is a great mixture of stars (last year Lenny Henry gave an emotional speech when he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with Comic Relief), practitioners and community campaigners. It’s a really wonderful night. The strapline for this year’s awards is ‘Be Better in This Life’ so I guess we’re saying, what are you waiting for? Post flooding many of us are asking ourselves this. We have know-how, innovation and expertise I think after this winter people aren’t prepared to fail because we waited for government to take a lead. There’s a real gung-ho spirit about the awards this year, and I think that’s where it’s coming from! Entry is free, quick and easy. Winning lasts forever!”