On February 27, the delegation of the Global Energy Association held a meeting with the senior representatives of the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy (MIEP) MGIMO to discuss the format of further cooperation.
The Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony won a prize of the International Festival of event marketing and communications BEMA in the nomination "Best award ceremony".
According to the new statute, the Global Energy Prize will be given in 3 nominations since 2019: "Traditional energy", "Non-traditional energy" and "New ways of energy application". The Global Energy Association continues accepting nomination submissions on its official website. Names of new laureates will be announced at the end of May 2019.
The head of SpaceX Elon Musk declared that Raptor rocket engine reached an indicator of 268.9 bars and broke the record set by the Russian RD-180 engine. The creator of the rocket RD-180 engine Boris Katorgin, the Global Energy Prize laureate -2012, notes that there is no exact data for the assessment of this achievement.
The Day of Russian science is celebrated annually on February 8. The Global Energy Association`s team congratulates the Russian scientific community, employees of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and Head of RAS, Alexander Sergeev. The Global Energy Association wishes honored scientists to continue their contribution to the world scientific heritage and young researchers to implement the most daring ideas and continue their eminent predecessor`s traditions.
Alexey Kontorovich, the 2009 Global Energy Prize laureate, the Global Energy Prize International Committee member, commented on political crisis in Venezuela, and named the actions of the USA illegitimate according to the international law. He also gave an estimation of the effect caused by this conflict on the world oil market.