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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.

The nomination cycle for the Global Energy Prize will start on December 1st

The Global Energy Association announces the official start of the nomination cycle for the Global Energy Prize. The application process will start on December 1st. Self-nomination for the Prize is not acceptable. The right to nominate candidates for the Prize is given to well-known and respected scientists. Applications will be accepted until March 20th, 2020.

Scientists from any country of the world can become the Global Energy Prize laureates. The Prize awards authors of outstanding researches and developments who made discoveries and technological innovations that help solve the most acute energy problems. Since 2019 the Global Energy Prize awarded in three categories: ‘Traditional Energy’, ‘Non-Traditional Energy’, ‘New Ways of Energy Application’.

Nowadays the need for universal access to reliable and safe energy sources is especially urgent. The role of energy science in improving the quality of life on Earth is dramatically increasing. It is noteworthy that the authors of advanced scientific ideas and developers of applied technologies traditionally become our laureates. In 2019 the Global Energy Prize was awarded to professor Khalil Amine (USA) and doctor Frede Blaabjerg (Denmark). Their developments solve the most important infrastructural tasks of the industry - storage and transmission of energy resources. The question what technologies in energy sector will be recognized by Global Energy Prize next year is open. But I have no doubt that ideas and developments of our new laureates will not be inferior in importance and scale to the technologies of previous ones’ – pointed out the Head of the Global Energy Association Alexander Ignatov.

The nomination process of the Global Energy Prize from nominating candidates to awarding laureates is exceptionally open and transparent. Self - nomination for the prize is not acceptable. The list of persons entitled to nominate for the Global Energy Prize include the following scientists: the Global Energy Prize laureates, laureates of the Nobel Prize, winners of the prizes of Kyoto, Vax Planck, Wolf, Balzan, Sheikh Zayed, Energy Globe, Goldman Environment, UNEP Sasakawa Prize, members of the Russian Academy of Sciences and of foreign academies of sciences and scientists who have been verified as nominating persons by the Global Energy Association. Additionally, energy experts can send an application to join the nomination pool. After the assessment and approval of their candidacy by the Association, they are vested with the right to nominate their candidate. The full information about the nomination process available on the Global Energy Prize website.

After determing the works admitted to the contest, the Association conducts their independent international assessment. Each work is evaluated by three experts. The work of experts is carried out according to international standards. By results of their work, experts draw up the acts of examination on the approved by the Association form. An average score is calculated for each nomination submission. On the next step, a short list is formed. The short list is usually announced to the public before the official announcement of the names of the current year's laureates. The final decision on the laureates’ definition is made by the International Award Committee, which consists of 20 outstanding scientists from 14 countries.

The objective process of selecting the Global Energy Prize nominees was recognized at the global level. The Global Energy Prize is included in the official list of the International Congress of Distinguished Awards (ICDA). In ICDA prestige rating the Global Energy Prize is in the category of ‘Mega Awards’ for its laudable goals, exemplary practices and the overall prize fund. According to IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, the Global Energy Prize is one of TOP-99 international academic awards with the highest prestige and significance. It is the only award from Russia included in the IREG list. Since 2003 the prize has been presented to 39 laureates from 13 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK, the USA.

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