CSE a finalist for prestigious fuel poverty award

We’ve been recognised for our ‘outstanding contribution’

4 April 2014

We’re pleased to announce that CSE has been selected as a finalist for the national Ashden Award for Reducing Fuel Poverty, supported by the Coutts Foundation. This new award aims to recognise outstanding contributions to tackling fuel poverty in the UK.

Our CEO, Simon Roberts, says: “It’s fantastic to be in the running for this prestigious award. Ending fuel poverty and the misery of cold homes is a core goal for us. And it’s a fundamental part of our vision of a sustainable energy future. Getting this sort of recognition really boosts our confidence that our work is important and valued.”

Our fuel poverty work is multifaceted: from the advice services offered by our Home Energy Team and local fuel poverty reduction projects like WISH, to the resources we create and provide freely to other organisations, and our work to analyse the impacts of government policies and energy market practices on fuel poverty.

The Ashden judges came to visit us on a stormy day in early February and saw our advisors out-and-about running a very lively ‘Fit the Bill’ workshop in Somali and a busy session at a local advice day. Back in the office, they learned about our insulation schemes, our volunteer and outreach work, and our research and policy impact. We’re pleased that they were impressed by the difference we’re making and the enthusiasm and expertise shown by our staff and volunteers across our fuel poverty work.

The award winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on the evening of Thursday 22 May.

The Ashden Awards celebrate pioneering businesses and organisations that are helping tackle climate change and improve people’s lives.

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