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GREETINGS FROM THE HEADS OF STATE

DEMONSTRATING EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

In the 11 years since its foundation, the Global Energy Prize has been awarded to 29 scientists and researchers around the world who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their field. The laureates come from nine different countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the USA.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s message of congratulations to Professor Spalding

I would like to congratulate the laureates for this year’s Global Energy International Prize. Professor Spalding’s important work has been turned into major industrial applications across the energy industry. I was delighted to hear that his work has benefited not only the oil and gas industry, but also the renewables and low carbon industries: the UK’s National Grid has used his work to model more accurately energy output from wind turbines. Work on improved energy efficiency is vital to the sustainable recovery of the global economy and to our future. I look forward to continued co-operation between the UK and Russian governments on this agenda.

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