I would like to congratulate You on the 15th anniversary of the Global Energy Prize establishment.
Originated on the initiative of Russia, this Prize has become a brand and received wide international recognition.
For the Russian Federation which occupies a leading position in the world energy market, the Prize contributes to the development of the intellectual potential of the country’s energy future.
Today, a steady increase in global energy demand is accompanied by increasingly strict environmental requirements and negative trends in climate change on the planet. In these conditions, it is especially important to intensify work on all aspects on development of renewable energy sources, and methods on extraction of hard-to-reach fuel and energy resources. And it is more pleasant to realize that the present and future achievements of science and technology in the field of energy are intended to serve long-term interests of mankind and improve the life quality.
It is particularly pleasant to note that the Global Energy Association has created and successfully implemented special projects for target audiences that allow to involve pupils, students, young researchers and publicists into researches, and development, and thereby to enrich staff potential of scientists and inventors in the field of energy.
I want to express my confidence that with the help of our project of the Global Energy Prize, launched 15 years ago, we will witness the breakthrough achievements of scientific and engineering thought in the field of energy – such most important field of human economic activity.
Principal of Moscow Institute
of Physics and Technology