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In 2017, the Global Energy Prize celebrates its 15th anniversary! This term is small from a historical point of view, but over these years a long way was passed. Over 15 years of the award’s existence, more than 736 candidates were nominated, and 35 outstanding scientists from 11 countries became its laureates. The number of experts with the right to nominate for the award has increased 10 times compared to 2003 - it is 3000 people, and the number of countries united by the Global Energy Prize has increased 12-fold - today it is 90 states. The Global Energy Prize is constantly developing, its importance for the innovative development of world energy can not be overestimated. In its jubilee year, the prize accepts congratulations from its founders, partners, friends and colleagues. The team of the Global Energy Prize expresses gratitude to all the congratulations for sincere and kind words to the project! 

Over the last 15 years the Global Energy Prize has become one of the most prestigious international scientific awards of the planet. Brining talented researchers in the field of energy together round the specified tasks, the Prize makes an important contribution to the world scientific and technological progress.

Today, the world stands on the verge of a new energy revolution, connected with growing economic needs and unprecedented challenges for the environment. Grand-scale activity which the Global Energy Association has been carrying out for many years, - is a successful response for such challenges. Scores of works awarded for the last years, have determined to a wide extent energy development in the now and future enhancing international cooperation in this field. Today, on their basis different countries of the world implement projects which benefit for the whole humanity.

It is especially pleasant to see that the Prize Laureates’ achievements have found practical use in the domestic economy. In Russia there already operate laboratories opened by the Laureates, rapidly implemented innovative technologies that are enabled to bring the energy efficiency of our industry to a whole new level, and improve its environmental safety.

The Global Energy Prize is not only a project which unites scientist already asserted themselves, but it is also a source of inspiration for young people. Social projects created within the association, attract talented young people to the field of fundamental researches and high technologies, form a space of creativity and constructing. TASS is proud of its involvement in this work – in particular, the Agency’s journalists became Laureates of the Energy of Word International Media Contest which is held under the aegis of the Global Energy Prize.

I am convinced, that it is the Prize Laureates which make a real breakthrough in the world energy, enabling to solve the global problems facing humanity. From all the staff of the Information Agency of Russia TASS and from me personally, accept sincere wishes of creative inspiration, new successes and victories for the sake of science!

Director General
S.V. Mikhailov

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