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Road Map for Global Energy Transformation to be considered at MGIMO University

Adnan Amin (UAE), member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will give a lecture within the framework of the Energy of Knowledge program of the Global Energy Association at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). The theme of the lecture is “Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050”, initiated by IRENA. Starting at 16.30 (lecture hall TBC).

According to the International Energy Agency, 2015 was a turning point for RES. For the first time in history, the volume of renewable power plants has exceeded the amount of traditional generation that was commissioned. The fact that, as of today, the development of green energy is going at unprecedented level. Moreover, global investment trends are showing this as well. Thus, the sum of new investments in the development of solar energy accounted for USD 160.8 bln in 2017, which exceeded the investment in coal and gas production (USD 103 bln). Adnan Amin, Director General of IRENA, will tell MGIMO students how this affects the commissioning of new energy facilities and whether such a path of energy development is economically, environmentally and socially beneficial. Presenting the roadmap for the development of renewable energy, he will also estimate whether the world is ready for an undelayable energy transition and whether there are technical and infrastructural possibilities for this.

At the end of the lecture, a Q&A session will be held, and the author of the most interesting question, according to the speaker, will receive a gift from the Global Energy Association: a book published on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Global Energy Prize. The book is called “The Global Energy Prize: tribute to those who changed the world”. The heroes of this book are energy scientists: physicists, chemists, engineers, geologists, designers. All of them made breakthrough discoveries or developments in nuclear power engineering, heat engineering, semiconductors and development of non-traditional or renewable resources and were awarded the Global Energy Prize. They are people of a global level of tasks that they managed to solve.

Registration of participants via the link: http://globalenergyprize.org/ru/about-the-prize/registration

As a recall, the Energy of Knowledge project is a series of interactive lectures given by the laureates of the Global Energy Prize and other prominent energy scholars. The aim of the program is to raise interest in energy issues among young people and to unleash the potential of young researchers within the sector.

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