The problem of recycling and disposal of household waste is a pressing issue in Russia. According to Rosprirodnadzor, the volume of household waste in Russia is 70 million of tons. At the same time, only 5–7% is processed, the rest is either burned or buried in landfills. In the nearest future the burning of waste will be recognized as recycling, the relevant amendments to the current legislation are being prepared already for submission to the State Duma. At the same time, the ecological side of such measures is dangerous, traditional landfill operations lead to unsuitability of land areas and groundwater contamination. The result of burning solid waste is pollution of the atmosphere with toxic components, which poses a direct threat to the environment and human health. Philipp Rutberg, RAS academician, the 2011 Global Energy Prize laureate developed technologies for the disposal and use of waste without harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
According to the results of recent contest of annual reports organized by the international group of rating agencies RAEX, the Global Energy Association has been highly praised for the quality of the annual report in the category of public, budgetary and educational organizations in 2018. It was the first time the Association took part in contest of annual reports
The Global Energy Association has selected winners of its International Youth Program. Three scientists from Russia and representative from China won the contest. Each winner will receive a monetary award in amount of USD 16,000 (1 million rubles). This year's awards will be presented for developments in the field of energy-efficient technologies, methods of using organic renewable resources and studies of the influence of electromagnetic radiation on biological and industrial objects. The Award ceremony will be held on the 12th of December, 2019 at the All Russia Public Organization’s ‘Business Russia’ venue (7, bld. 1, Delegatskaya street).