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Firefly Chairman wins prestigious Gothenburg Award
Firefly is pleased to announce that our Chairman Jeremy Leggett was awarded this year’s Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development Solar Energy prize.
The Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development is the city’s international prize that recognizes and supports work towards sustainable development. The Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development is given each year to people or organisations for outstanding performance and achievements towards a sustainable future. The price is 1 million Swedish krona (SEK) and shows what is possible and necessary for a brighter future.
Jeremy has chosen to donate the prize money, along with an additional donation of his own to SolarAid. SolarAid provides access to solar-powered lamps across Africa, and is today the world’s largest distributor of solar-powered lamps.
Firefly’s CEO Andy Mead said: “Jeremy works tirelessly to deliver access to renewable energy at all scales, and it is a privilege to work alongside him as chairman of our board at Firefly. His long and devoted commitment to the cause of solar energy has stimulated both debate and the global growth of sustainable energy development.”
Through entrepreneurship and endurance, Jeremy has founded Great Britain’s largest, privately owned solar company, Solar Century. His commitment is broad, ranging from writing books and driving campaigns, to working with Carbon Tracker – a financial think tank analysing climate risk in capital markets.
From the team here at Firefly, we congratulate Jeremy on his prestigious Gothenburg Award.