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The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

The World Future Energy Summit: Day 1

The World Future Energy Summit’2015 is opened today in the capital of UAE Abu Dhabi. The Global Energy Prize official delegation led by its President Igor Lobovsky is taking part in it for the 4th time and examines the last energy trends.

WFES is an excellent platform for discussion of urgent questions by politicians, businessman and investors. The Summit is aimed at outlining energy efficient solutions in the field of renewables and sustainable development. In addition to an extensive program of panel discussions, participants of WFES can be showcased innovations and best practices as well as are able to catalyze partnerships through the Project and Finance Village, TechTalk, and the Sustainability Business Connect Program.

Following opening ceremonies, the first day of WFES hosted the Global Leadership Summit (GLS), which featured high-level policy makers and world-renowned experts. They have discussed international policy in the field of environmental protection, energy efficiency growth and increase of renewable energy application in the structure of global energy saving. Running concurrently was an in-depth discussion on how to expand deployment of clean energy technologies developed by EU countries to other parts of the globe. Development of alternative energy projects was touched upon.

Among the most authoritative politicians and businessman holding speech on the first day of WFES were: H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Masdar and UAE Minister of State, Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of France, Amos Hochstein, Coordinator for International Energy Affairs of USA Bureau of Energy Resources, Adnan Amin, Director General of  UAE International Renewable Energy Agency, and others.

Also on opening day the exhibitions were opened. In particular, race solar-powered cars that participated in the first ever 1,200-kilometer Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge were showcased to the public.

All in all, there will be some 40 co-located events, enabling participants to take advantage of the latest technologies and financing options in renewable energy.

The WFES is expected to attract upwards of 30,000 delegates from 170 different countries.

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