Clean Tech and New Energy Awards 2012

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The magazine The New Economy has released its list of Clean Tech and New Energy Award winners for 2012, celebrating “companies who have pursued new thinking for existing technologies.”

“The award winners represent a large spectrum of intelligent ideas for the creation and saving of energy and resources. From better ways to preserve water to creating power via hydroelectricity, The New Economy has evaluated the projects that will serve and impact on the way of life well into the next century. The winners represent the companies who are delivering progress in this area while considering our relationship with the environment at the same time.”

The full announcement along with articles on some of the winning technologies can be found in the Autumn edition of The New Economy, currently on sale, but a full list of the winners is copied below.



Best Clean Energy Company, Australasia/Pacific
Verve Energy

Best Renewable Energy Company, Australasia/Pacific
Trina Solar

Best Emerging Renewable Energy Company, Australasia/Pacific

Best Clean Energy Investor, Australasia/Pacific
Tsing Capital

Excellence in Innovation, Australasia/Pacific
Solar Sailor

Best CEO, Australasia/Pacific
Jifan Gao, Trina Solar


Best Clean Energy Company, Europe

Best Renewable Energy Company, Europe

Best Emerging Renewable Energy Company, Europe
iRES Enerji

Best Clean Energy Investor, Europe
Goldman Sachs

Exellence in Innovation, Europe
DESERTEC Foundation

Best CEO, Europe
Thiemo Gropp, DESERTEC Foundation

Middle East/Africa

Best Clean Energy Company, Middle East/Africa

Best Renewable Energy Company, Middle East/Africa

Best Emerging Renewable Energy Company, Middle East/Africa
Qatar Solar Technologies

Best Clean Energy Investor, Middle East/Africa

Excellence in Innovation, Middle East/Africa
Tigi Solar

Best CEO, Middle East/Africa
Omran Al Kuwari, Green Gulf

North America

Best Clean Energy Company, North America
Next Era Energy

Best Renewable Energy Company, North America
First Solar

Best Emerging Renewable Energy Company, North America

Best Clean Energy Investor, North America
Goldman Sachs

Excellence in Innovation, North America

Best CEO, North America
Lyndon Rive, SolarCity

South America

Best Clean Energy Company, South America

Best Renewable Energy Company, South America
Renova Energia

Best Emerging Renewable Energy Company, South America

Best Clean Energy Investor, South America

Excellence in Innovation, South America

Best CEO, South America
Mathias Becker, Renova Energia


Source: The New Economy via PR Newswire

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