The Clean Energy Council was pleased to present the 2013 Clean Energy Council Awards to the following winners.

Innovation

Winner:

Geodynamics
For the production of geothermal power at the Habanero 1 MWe Pilot Plant in South Australia's Cooper Basin.

Finalists:

Goldwind
For introducing Permanent Magnetic Direct Drive wind turbine technology into the Australian energy market.

Vestas/Leighton Contractors Consortium
For the construction of AGL's Macarthur Wind Farm in south western Victoria - the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere.

Community Engagement

Winner:

Hydro Tasmania
For its community engagement program delivered as part of the construction of the Musselroe Wind Farm in Tasmania.

Finalists:

Poo Power
For the promotion of biogas - powered by dog poo - to provide sustainable lighting to Melbourne's parks and gardens.

Infigen Energy
For its community fun run held among the Woodlawn Wind Farm near Tarago and Bungendore in New South Wales.

Media

Winner:

Marcus Priest, Australian Financial Review
For a number of articles, opinion pieces and feature stories relating to carbon pricing and climate change.

Finalists:

Kerry Brewster, ABC TV - Lateline
For her report about the late Port Augusta Mayor, Joy Baluch, and her campaign for a large-scale solar thermal power plant.

Nigel Morris, SolarBusinessServices
For his contribution through a range of media promoting the benefits of solar power.

Giles Parkinson, RenewEconomy
For reporting on the need for Australia's energy system to adapt to the wave of investment in household renewable energy and energy efficiency technology, rather than the other way round.