The Global Energy Prize will be given in three nominations
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.
Submissions in the nomination "Traditional Energy" are accepted in such areas as electricity; electric power engineering; exploration, extraction, transportation and processing of fuel and power resources; heat power engineering; nuclear power engineering. The nomination "Non-traditional energy" includes renewable energy sources; bioenergy; fuel cells and hydrogen energy. Development and research are considered in the third nomination "New ways of energy application", offering solutions for new materials used in power engineering; energy efficiency; efficient power storage; energy transportation. Also, submissions of the direction "Management in the energy sector" are accepted in any of three mentioned nominations.
"The tendencies of recent years show that the majority of submissions to the Prize comes regarding the field of renewable energy. Surely, this reflects the current trend in the development of the global energy system. At the same time, it is important for us to show the direction of scientific research and technologies development in all areas of energy, that is why we have decided to allocate separate nominations", said the acting President of the Global Energy Association Alexander Ignatov.
Recall that the Global Energy Prize laureates could be scientists from any country of the world, the authors of outstanding research and development, whose discoveries and technological innovations help to solve the most acute energy problems. Self-nomination for the Prize is not allowed. The right to nominate candidates for the Prize possess world's famous scientists, among them Nobel Prize winners, laureates of the Kyoto, Max Planck, Wolf, Balzan, Zayed Future Energy, Energy Globe, Goldman Environment and UNEP Sasakawa Prizes, Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences and of foreign academies of sciences, scientists or organizations invited by the Association for membership in the nominating pool. Three independent international experts evaluate each nomination submission. Applicants are admitted for consideration only for the current nominating cycle. The final decision about the laureates definition is made by the International Award Committee, which consists of 20 outstanding scientists from 13 countries.
The Global Energy Prize laureates objective choice was noted at the international level. Thus, the International Congress of Distinguished Awards (ICDA) recognized the Global Energy Prize as mega-prize for its noble goals and exemplary award competition: transparent nomination process, selection and giving award, independent expertise and impartial jury. The Global Energy Prize was also noted by the Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence IREG as one of the top 99 most prestigious and significant international awards.