2011 Winner and Runners Up

Winner:

Vestas

For over 30 years, Vestas, a global market leader in providing wind power plants, have been introducing innovative ideas to promote clean, renewable wind power as one of the world's mainstream power solutions. They are relentlessly committed to establishing wind as a large-scale, sustainable alternative to oil and gas.

Vestas' new turbine, V112-3.0 MW, is the most reliable product on the market and the most efficient of its class, combining both proven technologies and innovative solutions.

Runners- up:

E+Co

E+Co supports and invests in small and growing clean energy enterprises in developing countries to impact climate change and energy poverty. With E+Co support, these entrepreneurs have brought clean energy to more than 6.2 million people, created 5,300 jobs and offset 4.6 million tons of carbon. E+Co clean energy services and investment open a pathway for increased private capital flows to markets that others have shunned, and create opportunity for local communities where few exist.


Amory B. Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

Amory B. Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute in Colorado, is known for his work on "integrative design" for energy efficient buildings ve­hicles, and factories. Rocky Mountain Institute's mission is to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources. Lovins describes "integrative design" as a powerful and globally applicable new tool for shifting rapidly from oil and coal to efficiency and renewable. Integrative design has demonstrated disruptively large and cheap energy savings in hundreds of buildings (and more than 25,000 EU structures), various vehicles, and US$30 billion worth of factory redesigns in 29 sectors. It's being adopted for competitive advantage by leading design professionals, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), real-estate developers, auto- and airframe makers, and other key actors.