Prizes & Awards
Green Gown Awards, Research with Impact category (shortlisted – winners to be announced), Loughborough, 9th November 2022.
British Renewable Energy Awards, Community category (winner), Birmingham, 9th June 2022.
The Engineer: Collaborate to Innovate award, Energy and Environment category (winner), London, 6th November 2019.
Green Energy Award 2018. Project SCENe. Clean Energy Scheme (Shortlisted). Bath, 27th November 2018.
Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018. Project SCENe – Sustainable Community Energy Networks. Faculty of Engineering Award (Shortlisted). Nottingham, 22nd November 2018
Green Gown Award 2018. The University of Nottingham (Project SCENE). Highly Commended in the Benefitting Society Category. York, 8th November 2018.
The Decentralised Energy Awards 2018. The University of Nottingham (Project SCENIC). Innovation Award. London, 25th October 2018.
Business Link Magazine’s annual East Midlands Bricks Awards 2018. Trent Basin by Blueprint. Sustainable Development of the Year. Nottingham, 8th February 2018.
In 2019 the Trent Basin Community Energy saved 34 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.
18 peer-reviewed academic publications were produced only from the Trent Basin work by 2021, with more currently in production.
The Trent Basin Community Energy scheme was featured by the UK Government in their ‘Climate Leaders’ in COP26.
Project SCENe alone appeared in 43 recorded press releases and media publications, with countless more if the search is wider (such as Trent Basin community energy).
The Trent Basin Community Energy Scheme received several important visits such as Sir David King, Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and Climate Change Minister Claire Perry.
The UK100 has featured the project in its report “Financing the Transition: Harnessing UK Cities’ Ambition for Clean Energy (2017)“.
The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) featured the project as a case study in “The Future for Small-Scale Low-Carbon Generation – A call for evidence” (July, 2018).
The UK Smart Cities Index (2017) recognised Project SCENe as one of the key projects contributing to Nottingham ranked on the eight place between the UK 20 leading smart cities and the top smart city for energy.
The project informed the Community Energy White Paper by Shakespeare Martineau ‘Community Energy in a box’.
The project also featured in the Innovate UK’s Energy Heroes campaign: Clean Growth – How Nottingham Trent Basin is Generating Electricity and informed a session at the Nottingham in Parliament Day: Future of Energy, the Community Energy Revolution.
‘Digital twin’ tech to cut Stirling’s carbon emissions. BBC Scotland. 8th June 2019.
Clean Growth – How Nottingham Trent Basin is Generating Electricity. Clean Growth – How Nottingham Trent Basin is Generating Electricity. Innovate UK. 29th October 2018
The Future for Small-Scale Low-Carbon Generation – A call for evidence. (July 2018). Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. p.16.
Financing the Transition: Harnessing UK Cities’ Ambition for Clean Energy. (2017). UK100. p.35.
UK Smart Cities Index 2017. (2017). Huawei. p.38-39.