The Global Energy Association announces the winners of the Global Energy Prize International Youth Program. Since the year 2019 young scientists and engineers from all over the world could take part in the competition for the best research project and idea. Applications from more than 100 scientists from Europe, Asia and South America in two nominations “Idea” and “Startup” participated in the competitive selection. The winners will receive grants to continue research work and personal prizes in the amount of one million rubles each.
On October 3rd, on the second day of the Russian Energy Week International Forum, the Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony will take place. The Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak will present the Global Energy Prize to the laureates of 2019. Laureates will receive gold medals, gold badges, diplomas and will share the prize fund of 39 million rubles. The event starts at 11.30 at the Plenary conference hall.
From October 1st to October 5th, 2019, the 17th Global Energy Prize Laureate’s Week will take place in Moscow. The Association annually holds a number of events with the participation of the Global Energy Prize laureates, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee members and leading experts of the energy industry. This year the events of the Global Energy Prize Laureate’s Week will be organized at several venues in Moscow: at the Russian Energy Week International Forum, at the TASS press center, at leading universities in Moscow. Key events traditionally are the Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony and the official press conference of the laureates at the TASS Press Center. Also, the Global Energy Association will hold its own session ‘Mission possible: scientific response to universal energy challenges’ within the framework of the business programme of Russian Energy Week International Forum and will delegate its experts to participate in key discussions.
As a part of a working visit to China, the delegation of the Global Energy Association held a series of meetings with the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization GEIDCO, headed by its Chairman Liu Zhenya. The parties discussed promising areas of cooperation, programs for implementing joint initiatives and agreed to decided to sign a partnership agreement at the upcoming IX Global Energy Prize Summit in Beijing.
The 2019 Global Energy Prize laureate Danish professor Frede Blaabjerg will held a series of lectures about power electronics as a key technology for energy intergration. The scientist will also speak about his developments that were awarded with the Global Energy Prize. The lectures will be held on October 1st at 17.00 at the coworking- space “Tochka kipeniya”and on October 4th at 12.00 at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics.
On October 1st, at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Steven Griffiths, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member; Senior Vice President for Research and Development, Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST) will give an open lecture. The expert will talk about design of electricity systems in the Middle East countries and will evaluate the possibilities for replication of this experience. The event starts at 18.00 (Myasnitskaya St., 11, room 429).
On October 4th the panel session ‘Mission possible: scientific response to universal energy challenges’ will be held as a part of the Russian Energy Week International Forum. The Global Energy Prize laureates and experts from six countries will define the key technologies that can meet the global energy challenges, scenarios to achieve sustainable energy development and the role of science in this process. The session is organized by the Global Energy Association for the development of international research and projects in the field of energy.
On October 3rd, on the second day of the Russian Energy Week forum, the solemn Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony for the 2019 laureates will be held. This year, the high award is going to professor Frede Blaabjerg (Denmark) “for outstanding technical contributions to the design of power management systems enabling the integration of renewable power” and Dr. Khalil Amine (USA) “for outstanding contribution into the development of the efficient electrical energy storage technology”. Laureates will receive gold medals, gold badges, diplomas and will share a premium fund of 39 million rubles. The event starts at 11.30.
On October 1st, the first official press conference of the 2019 Global Energy Prize laureates, Frede Blaabjerg (Denmark) and Khalil Amine (USA) will be held at the TASS press center. For the first time, scientists will speak to Russian journalists about their developments that have been awarded a prize, and also share forecasts for the development of the energy industry. The event starts at 11.00. Accreditation is required.
The Global Energy Association has become an official honorary partner of the China University of Petroleum-Beijing. The Association has signed a corresponding cooperation agreement with the current chairing University of the Worldwide Energy University Network. One of the key points of the document was the decision to hold the IX Global Energy Prize Summit in April 2020 at the University
The Global Energy Association took an active part in the 24th World Energy Congress, which was held from September 9th to 12th in the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi. The Association held its own session, presented a stand, which was highly praised by the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Novak. The Association delegated its experts to participate in key discussions of the forum, held a number of meetings, negotiations, interviews, signed two cooperation agreements and organized a series of life-shows, designed to demonstrate the main achievements of the Global Energy Prize.
In the final day of the 24th World Energy Congress, the Global Energy Association held several presentations, a series of meetings, negotiations, and interviews, delegated its expert to participate in an interactive session. Representatives of the Global Energy Association also took part in the official closing ceremony of the 24th World Energy Congress.
According to the report “Grand Transition. Energy in the new technological cycle” presented by the Global Energy Association during the 24th World Energy Congress, already at this stage, sustainable energy development requires about $ 2.2 trillion in annual investments. It is this amount of funding that is critical to ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy sources. However, currently manufacturers keep their investment decisions in traditional fossil fuel assets and are often not ready for the structural changes required to move to a new technological cycle designed to provide a better quality of life for all people on our planet.
The presentation of the Global Energy Association’s stand to the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Novak was the main event of the third day of the Association’s work within the 24th World Energy Congress. During the business program Association’s experts presented at a number of key forum’s discussions. In addition, the Global Energy Association held a number of presentation meetings, negotiations, interviews and signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Khalifa.
While economic growth and urbanization are positive trends in the development of humankind, they also contribute to an increase in the world's population and exacerbate the shortage of three inextricably linked resources: energy, water and food. The issue of ensuring their availability, as well as security, requires a comprehensive approach, says Rae Kwon Chung, Chairman of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, member of the IPCC, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. The shift of subsidies towards green energy, sustainable agriculture and land use, as well as support for technological solutions in the field of production, storage and transfer of energy resources will not only answer this challenge, but will also have a positive impact on solving environmental problems. Such conclusion was made by the expert in the framework of the session “Energy, water, food: an ecosystem on the cusp”, held today at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The key events of the Global Energy Association in the framework of the second day of the 24th World Energy Congress were its own session, “Mission possible: the Global Energy Prize as a driver for sustainable energy for all” and presentation of the report “Energy Transition. Energy in a new technological cycle.” In addition, the leadership of the association met with the leadership of the World Energy Council, and association`s experts gave a number of interviews.
Today, within the second day of the 24th World Energy Congress, the top management of the Global Energy Association held talks with a delegation of the World Energy Council led by its Chairman Yongun David Kim. The parties recognized the importance of joining initiatives and the need for cooperation
Achieving sustainable energy, designed to provide present and future generations with clean energy without harming the environment, is real, but its formation requires a decisive transformation of the global energy system, which implies the development of an appropriate technological base, the unified political will of different states and stable international cooperation. The ways to achieve a sustainable future along with challenges to overcome, were considered today by the participants of the session: ‘Mission possible: the Global Energy Prize as a driver for sustainable energy for all’ at the 24th World Energy Congress (Abu Dhabi, UAE).
Today, on the first day of the 24th World Energy Congress, the Global Energy Association held a number of presentations, negotiations and interviews, as well as organized a series of life-shows designed to demonstrate the main achievements of the Global Energy Prize. Association`s experts took part in the business program of the congress.
According to the International Energy Agency, carbon dioxide emissions on the planet grew in 2018 by 1.7 percent to 33.1 billion tons due to the increased demand for energy resources and extreme weather conditions. An increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration exacerbates the global climate crisis and complicates the realization of the ambitious goal of a number of states to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. According to Rodney Allam, the 2012 Global Energy Prize laureate, member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, the transition to a low-carbon future is not so simple. This process requires an integrated approach, long-term planning and coherence. He presented his vision for the transition to this kind of future at the session ‘Deep Decarbonization: New Strategies for Zero Carbon Emissions’, which took place today, September 9th, as part of the 24th World Energy Congress (Abu Dhabi, UAE).