A green energy hero who’s helping fuel the world's first hydrogen dual-fuel bin lorry is one of nine winners at a prestigious young professionals’ awards ceremony on May 26.
David Hogg’s vision will see renewable electricity used to power one of the largest fleets of hydrogen vehicles in the EU – turning Fife into a world-leading energy hub. David, along with eight other green energy newbies, is celebrating after picking up an award at the second Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards.
Other winners include:
- Motivated Inverness plumber Lachlan McInnes, who started his own green energy business after being made redundant from a previous role
- University of Edinburgh wave energy researcher Adrian de Andres, who’s worked with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and chairs the International Network of Offshore Renewable Energy
- Glasgow ecologist John Allsopp, who’s worked on more than 50 green energy projects in a short career
- Determined Environmental Manager Rosie Scurr, who’s worked on two offshore wind projects and also chairs the respected Forth and Tay Commercial Fisheries Working Group.
Jenny Hogan, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, the industry body which organises the awards, told how 2016’s winners “all showed a very special spark”. She said: “The professionalism, imagination and determination showed by all our winners really does deserve praise. “The finalists are among the brightest up-and-coming stars in the renewables industry today, and all showed a very special spark. “Major projects and achievements often grab headlines, but creating energy is a collaborative business. I’m proud to work in renewables, and with talent like this coming through the ranks I’ve great hopes for the future of the industry in Scotland.”
Susie Lind, Head of Legal and Company Secretary at headline sponsor EDF Energy Renewables, said: “We’re proud to support Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards for their second year, and are delighted to see that the calibre of finalists was as high as ever in 2016. “Skills are hugely important in a young industry like renewable energy, and these awards celebrate that. I’d like to extend my personal congratulations to all the winners, and wish them well for the future.”
The full list of winners is:
- Academic Award (sponsored by ScottishPower): Dr Adrian de Andres, University of Edinburgh
- Leader Award (sponsored by SSE): Tony Gannon, ScottishPower Renewables(Glasgow)
- Communicator Award (sponsored by Energy Technology Partnership): Lisa MacKenzie, EMEC (Orkney)
- Achiever Award (sponsored by Skills Development Scotland): Rosie Scurr, Mainstream Renewable Power (Scotland’s east coast)
- Innovator Award (sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise): David Hogg, Bright Green Hydrogen (Fife)
- Professional Award (sponsored by Muirhall Energy & WWS Renewables): John Allsopp, Arcus Consulting
- Business Development Award (sponsored by AREG): Lachlan McInnes, McInnes Plumbing and Heating / McInnes Renewables (Inverness)
- Engineer Award (sponsored by University of Aberdeen): Brian Farrell, Natural Power (Stirling)
- Judges Award (sponsored by EDF Energy Renewables): Peter Greaves, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (Glasgow)
All the winners of the Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2016 will be put forward for the Rising Star Award at this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards, which will be held in Edinburgh on December 1.
- Judging for the awards was carried out by a panel made up of Scottish Renewables, EDF Energy Renewables, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, ScottishPower Renewables, Skills Development Scotland, SSE and AREG.
- The awards were sponsored by EDF Energy Renewables, Skills Development Scotland, AREG, Energy Technology Partnership, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, SSE, ScottishPower, s1jobs, Muirhall Energy, WWS Renewables, University of Aberdeen and Glasgow Science Centre.