Also taking part in the gala ceremony will be the president of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the Global Energy Association, Sergey Brilev, Rae Kwon Chung, Nobel Prize Laureate and Chairman of the International Award Commitee, as well as committee members Marta Bonifert from Hungary and Dmitri Bessarabov from South Africa.
“In terms of the energy balance, Tatarstan represents a model of sorts for all of Russia. Despite its longstanding oil reserves, hydro power, for instance, has long been present in the republic,” said Sergey Brilev, president of the Global Energy Association.
“At the same time, in recent years, am increasing share of extracted oil goes towards the petrochemical industry and alternative energy has also undergone what could be described as reasonable development – wind and solar power.
“Kazan is an ideal place to announce the laureates and for a series of discussions about the future paths of development of Russian and world energy.”
During the ceremony, the results of the closed session of the International Committee, held the previous day, are to be announced.
Some 20 prominent academics make up the committee, including five Russian members. They will select the best of the 15 candidates that made it onto the short list of the prize in three categories: Traditional Energy, Non-traditional Energy and New Ways of Energy Application.
The televised version of the ceremony, in an expanded format, will be broadcast on 7th September on Tatarstan’s TNV channel and on Russia’s national Rossiya-24 channel and on U.N. Global Television.
The ceremony will be the continuation of a new tradition of announcing the names of the laureates in a Russian city.
Last year, the ceremony took place in the city of Kaluga in the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics.
The association plans to hold future ceremonies in the Khanty-Mansiisk region of Siberia, Bashkortostan in central Russia, St. Petersburg and in other Russian regions.