The Global Energy Prize is an international award for outstanding scientific research and technological development in energy field, which help all mankind to solve the most acute and challenging energy problems. The Prize was established in 2002, and for 17 years in a row it has been awarded to the world’s leading scientists, whose discoveries and technological innovations meet global energy challenges. In 2019 the Prize fund amounts to 39 million rubles.
According to IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, the Global Energy Prize is one of TOP-99 international academic awards with the highest prestige and significance. It is the only award from Russia included in the IREG list. Moreover, the Global Energy Prize is included in the official list of the International Congress of Distinguished Awards (ICDA). In ICDA prestige rating the Global Energy Prize is in the category of “Mega Awards” for its laudable goals, exemplary practices and the overall prize fund.
Since 2003, the prize has been presented to 39 laureates from 13 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK, the USA.
The Global Energy Prize is awarded annually by the President of the Russian Federation or a person on his behalf in Russia. Each laureate receives a commemorative medal and a monetary prize. The
Award process is overseen by the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, which unites 20 scientists from 14 countries. It is chaired by Rae Kwon Chung a renowned expert. His work as a
lead author and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was recognized when it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Since 2019, the Global Energy Prize is awarded in three nominations. The allocation of certain nominations allows defining advanced developments and directions of scientific search in all major areas of energy.
*Nomination submissions for the Management in the Energy Sector category are accepted in any of three mentioned nominations.