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CAT courses win environmental award
The Centre for Alternative Technology was among five UK projects that won a highly prestigious Ashden Award on June 16.

The awards, in their 11th year, are considered a world-leading green energy award. The centre won the award for its short courses and Graduate school for the Environment.

A spokesperson for the Ashden awards said: “CAT is inspiring a workforce for the future. The world’s leading centre for practical learning on sustainable energy is training up to a thousand people a year in renewable energy technologies, green building and low carbon living to spread the skills and knowledge the UK needs to transition to a low carbon economy.”

Paul Allen who received the award on behalf of CAT said: “We are thrilled to receive such prestigious recognition from the Ashden Awards and very proud of the work we do at CAT. It is very exciting for us to see literally hundreds of our graduates go on to work in the green sector as consultants, public sector specialists or some set up their own businesses. Our unique mix of academic but practical approach is helping create experts with the skills and know-how the UK needs to speed the urgent transition to an economy which is not dependent on fossil fuels.”

The Ashden Awards showcase practical solutions to combat climate change, rewarding outstanding and innovative projects in the UK and developing countries.