May 29, a scientific and practical symposium Energy of Thought will be held in Power Machines. The event is annually taking place as part of the Laureates' Week of the Global Energy Prize.
June 1, the Global Energy Prize Youth Day will take place on the venue of the St. Petersburg State University of Economics. Attention will be focused on the winners of youth-orientated programs: Energy of Youth and Energy of Start.
Three days prior to XV Global Energy Prize Awards ceremony - world-known Swiss scientist Michael Graetzel laureate 2017 will perform before journalists of St.-Petersburg for the first time. Young Russian scientists – winners of the all-Russian contest of youth scientific projects in the field of energy, The Energy of Youth will also take a part in the press conference.
The 15th solemn Global Energy Prize Award ceremony for the laureate Michael Graetzel who is the world-recognized global leader in the field of solar energy is due in two weeks. The scientist is recognized for transcendent merits in development of low cost and efficient solar cells, known as «Graetzel cells», aimed to creation of cost-efficient, large-scale engineering solutions for power generation. The Swiss chemist will be awarded by the President of Russia, and will receive a monetary reward of 39 million rubles.
The winners of the II All-Russian program for pupils The Energy of Start are selected. Pupils from Novosibirsk won the Grand Prix of the competition for the installation of «SolarBOX12V». Mobile solar power station created by them allows to provide uninterrupted power supply for the electrical equipment designed to power 12V DC and enables to charge mobile devices and power the lamps.
Transmitting power over thousands of kilometers requires a new electricity infrastructure, the winner of the International Media contest the Energy of Words -2017 Hal Hodson (Great Britain) is convinced. The Economist journalist`s article “Rise of the supergrid” was considered the best for the rigorous level of research, analytical insight and high standards of writing. The winner was chosen on April 14 in Moscow, Russia and will be awarded in June 2017 in St. Petersburg.
Today one of the most important events in the energy field was held in Moscow. The name of the Global Energy Prize laureate was announced during the international press conference. In 2017 the prestigious award goes to Michael Graetzel (Switzerland) “for transcendent merits in development of low cost and efficient solar cells, known as “Graetzel cells”, aimed to creation of cost-efficient, large-scale engineering solutions for power generation”. He will receive a golden medal and RUB 39 million (approximately $ 693 000).
The names of new laureates of prestigious international award - The Global Energy Prize – will be announced in TASS press center on April 6, 2017. The award acknowledges breakthrough achievements in the energy field. During the solemn ceremony which will be traditionally held in the framework of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, the new laureates will receive golden medals, diplomas, honorary lapel badges and will share RUB 39 000 000 (approximately $ 700 000).
The 2017 Energy of Education award will acknowledge the best universities of Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia for superior organization of qualifying stages of the Fifth CASE-IN International Engineering Championship. This competition has started its work in Yekaterinburg, on February, 28. The championship is the only one practice-oriented industry education project for students of fuel, energy and mineral complex. About four thousand students and experts participate in it.
The Global Energy Association announces the crucial modifications of the terms and conditions of the 3rd All-Russian competition of youth implemented innovative projects in the field of energy The Energy of Breakthrough. Since now the young scientists, students, post-graduate students of higher educational and research institutions as well as experts from specialized organizations under the age of 45, from all regions of Russia can participate in the contest. The deadline for the application was extended till June 16 of 2017. The winner will be announced on July 3, he will receive a personal award of RUB 1 mln.
The Global Energy Association has become a laureate of the prestigious National award in the field of public relations development, Silver Archer. The project called “Scientists are the new Superheroes of the XXI Century in Russia and worldwide” which was presented in collaboration with the international communications agency FleishmanHillard and the communications group Orta, was acknowledged as the best idea in the field of the international communications.
The Global Energy Prize laureate, Shuji Nakamura, gave a lecture in the Academia Sinica, a preeminent research institution. During his speech the highly recognized scientist explained about the invention of the bright blue LED as well as about the future of the LED lightning.
On February 1, The Global Energy Association announces the beginning of application period for the 3rd All-Russian competition of youth implemented innovative projects in the field of energy The Energy of Breakthrough. Young scientists, students, post-graduate students of higher educational and research institutions as well as experts from specialized organizations under the age of 35, from all regions of Russia can participate in the contest. The deadline for the application is March 15. The winner will receive a personal award of RUB 1 mln.
Doctor Arthur Rosenfeld, the Global Energy Prize laureate and the scientist, who saved trillions of dollars developing new energy efficiency standards, has died at the age of 90 at his home in California.
Calls for Top Energy Journalism Submissions for Energy of Words Award 20 JANUARY 2017, Journalists and media organizations from around the world can now make their submissions for the annual Energy of Words Award beginning the 20 of January 2017. This competition was established by the organizers of the Global Energy Prize, one of the world’s most respected awards in energy science. The Energy of Words Award aims to reward those who have written an illuminating story on the energy challenges faced worldwide or on any scientific innovations which provide new energy efficiencies.
An outstanding Russian scientist, the 2004 Global Energy Prize laureate, Honorary Director of the Joint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS Academician Alexander Sheindlin died on January 13, 2017.