I congratulate members of the Global Energy Association on the 15th anniversary of the Global Energy Prize establishment!
For 15 years in Russian and in the world, there have taken place major changes that affected virtually all spheres of our lives. Herewith, the role of trustworthy energy supply in public life only increased, as increased the attention to scientific research in this field. It confirms the consistency and faithfulness of decision made fifteen years ago to establish in Russia an independent international award – the Global Energy Prize.
Today, 90 highly developed countries of the world delegate more than 3000 of their experts to participate in this project with the right to make a nomination. Together they determine the most important vector in development of our civilization. Each of the 35 Laureates – citizens of 11 countries, awarded with the Global Energy Prize for 15 years, have been written in the history of energy, and therefore – in the history of progress of all mankind.
For 15 years the Global Energy Prize has won not only prestige and respect throughout the world. It has united thousands of scientists and specialists of the world energy market inspiring them to solve the energy problems of mankind jointly.
I wish the Global Energy Association, all its experts, nominees and laureates the global success for the benefit of all mankind, and all the best.
Deputy of Chairman of the Government
of the Russian Federation