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RECOGNISING OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN ENERGY

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.

30th July

Super grids development driver are political will intensive invesment

Specialists in energetics from all over the world are looking for ways to transmit energy over long distances and integrate energy systems in different regions. ‘Projects of the ‘super grids’ can provide a solution to this problem,’ considers Rae Kwon Chung, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee Chairman; UN Secretary-General’s High-level Expert and Leaders Panel (HELP) on water and disasters, Adviser to the Chair. Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

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18th July

The hydrogen energy ideologist, Thorsteinn Ingi Sigfusson, died at the age of 65

The 2007 Global Energy Prize laureate Thorsteinn Ingi Sigfusson passed away. The sad news came today from the professor’s wife, Bergthora Karen Ketilsdottir. According to her, the scientist died in his sleep early in the morning of July 15.

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4th July

Application period for the Global Energy Youth Program are continuing

The Global Energy Association invites students, young scientists and specialists from around the world under the age of 40 who are engaged in R&D in energy sphere to take part in the Global Energy Youth Program. The program considers the best research project and implemented idea of young professionals. Applications are accepted on the official website of the Association until July 31, 2019. The winners will receive grants for the continuation of research and personal awards in the amount of about € 14 000 each. The total prize fund of the program this year is about € 56 000.

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