Green energy champions recognised at Humber Renewables Awards
It is the second time the event has been held, with the aim of
highlighting the work already going on in the fast-paced sector,
which is increasingly a feature of the region's economy.
The evening, organised by Footprint Renewables, was held on 1
March 2013, and Rollits sponsored the Humber Renewable Champion
Award- one of ten accolades presented on the night.
The ceremony, attended by 160 business leaders and decisions
makers at The Deep in Hull, began with a video address from Energy
Minister John Hayes.
He praised the Humber region for embracing sustainable power,
saying it could lead to hundreds of jobs and a technology
Mr Hayes said: "Renewables already help to deliver energy
security and green growth.
"Across the UK, renewable technologies could create up to
150,000 jobs across the country.
"I'm pleased to note many of those jobs and a significant amount
of investment are in your area."
The Rollits-backed Humber Renewables Champion award was won by
the University of Hull.
The university has invested more than £1m in renewables research
over the past two years and judges said it was "advancing the
stature, potential and reputation of the Humber, both nationally
Franklin, representing Rollits at the event, announced the
winner and handed over the trophy.
He said "The Humber Renewables Awards provided a great example,
for the second year running, of the excellent work already going on
in green energy across the region.
"Rollits supports this work and we were delighted to be involved
with this high profile event again.
"Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners."
Other winners included solar energy companies, schools, large
businesses working in offshore renewables and industry-leading wind
In a speech congratulating the winners and thanking the sponsors
for their support, Footprint Renewables account director Andrew
Morton said: "Bit by bit, we are seeing green energy emerge as a
crucial part of the Humber's economic landscape.
"This activity means it's even more important to pause, come
together once in a while and chart our region's progress.
"If renewables is a signature industry of the Humber, then it
needs its own awards event to match."
He added: "My appreciation and sincere thanks goes to an
incredible set of sponsors of the event and awards.
Posted on: 18/03/2013
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