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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.

28th August

Announcement of the Energy of Words International Media Contest Winners

The Global Energy Association summed up the results of the Energy of Words International Media Contest. The jury recognized the materials of three journalists for their analytical approach, the depth of research topics and literary skill. The winners are Andrei Reznichenko, Head of the scientific editorial office of the TASS news wire, author of a special project on how to use radiation technologies; Matthew Veazey, senior editor of the US oil and gas portal Rigzone, who submitted the material on the decommissioning of oil platforms; Mauricio Godoi, Brazilian reporter of the energy portal CanalEnergia, his feature was dedicated to the analysis of the energy storage market in Brazil. The winners will be awarded during the Global Energy Prize Laureates’ Week in early October.


27th August

Deep decarbonisation: New strategies for net zero carbon emissions

Achievement of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is an ambitious goal set by the world community to counter the worsening climate crisis. However, many countries fear the risk of economic losses due to a decrease in the carbon intensity of GDP. How can comprehensive decarbonisation of energy systems be achieved without compromising economic growth? What are the strategies for deep decarbonisation? And can these examples be scaled? Rodney Allam, the 2012 Global Energy Prize laureate, member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, will answer these and a number of other questions at the session “Deep decarbonisation: New strategies for net zero carbon emissions”, which will be held on September 9 within the World Energy Congress (Abu Dhabi, the UAE).


25th August

'Supergrids’ as a solution to the problem of energy hunger

The global problem of lack of energy resources is one of the most pressing for the world community. The solution to this problem could be the ‘sypergrids’ project, said Rae Kwon Chung, Chairman of the International Committee for the Award of Global Energy Prize, a member of the IPCC, awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. The expert said this as part of his speech at the International Summit on the Development of the Two-Dimensional Code Industry, which was held in Guangzhou (China).


22nd August

Energy, water, food security on the cusp

The growing population of the Earth, urbanization, and economic growth are key factors in the increasing demand for energy, water, and food. All three resources are indissolubly tied and require an multifaceted approach to solving the problems of ensuring their availability and security. According to experts, the synergy of political and technological solutions, as well as international cooperation will help find an answer to these challenges. What pathways should be taken to solve the problem of the lack of energy, water and food resources? It will be answered by the speakers of the session “Energy, water, food: An ecosystem on the cusp”, which will be held on September 11 within the World Energy Congress (Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates).


21st August

Rae Kwon Chung: “The modern world needs a new energy paradigm”

The world is about to usher in a new industrial revolution, which is different in scale and complexity from all previous ones. Obviously, the coming reality requires a revision of the main spheres of public life. “Humanity needs a transition to a new energy paradigm,” said Rae Kwon Chung, Chairman of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He presented his report on this topic at the recent HPAIR Harvard Project on Asia and International Relations Conference in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan).


16th August

The highlights of the Global Energy Association visit to Johannesburg (South Africa)

The Global Energy Association, together with its partner BRICS Youth Energy Agency (BRICS YEA), as part of a business trip to Johannesburg (South Africa), held a number of meetings with representatives of the South African business community and specialists from leading universities in the country. During the negotiations, the parties identified possible ways for further cooperation, principles and directions for the development of joint projects.


14th August

Sustainable Energy for All: The Global Energy Association’s Session at The World Energy Congress

Energy resources provide unlimited opportunities to confront the main challenges facing the modern world. In the era of transition to a new technological cycle, access to reliable and safe energy is a priority. How can a sustainable future be achieved? Who, if not science, can make this future a reality? These and other questions will be answered by Global Energy Prize experts at the session “Mission possible: the Global Energy Prize as a driver for sustainable energy for all” at the 24th World Energy Congress (September 9-12, Abu Dhabi).


10th August

The Global Energy Association and BRICS YEA implement joint initiatives in South Africa

The Global Energy Association, together with its partner, the BRICS Youth Energy Agency, will hold an official meeting with the South African National Youth Development Agency NYDA in Johannesburg (South Africa) from August 13 to 16.


9th August

The Global Energy Association to take part in the 2019 World Energy Congress

The Global Energy Association on development of international research and projects in the field of energy will take part in the 24th World Energy Congress, which will be held on September 9-12 in Abu Dhabi (The United Arab Emirates). The event is the largest and most influential energy congress covering all aspects of the energy agenda. It is organized by the World Energy Council. Within the WEC-2019 the Global Energy Association will hold its own session, delegate its experts to participate in key sessions of the event, present a bright and dynamic stand, and organize a special energy quiz as well.


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