The United Arab Emirates has launched the first unit of the first nuclear power plant in the Arab world so far, joining a closed club of three dozen states engaged in nuclear operations.
The UK government intends to invest in the first experimental geothermal lithium recovery plant in Europe. As part of Cornish Lithium's project, a lithium recovery plant will be built in Cornwall to extract lithium from geothermal waters. The investment will be £4 million. The recovered lithium will be used for electric vehicles and batteries, the company said.
In the first half of 2020, the United States more than doubled its purchases of Russian oil products, RBC reported citing data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia.
One of the world's largest oil companies, British BP, intends to become a full-fledged electric power corporation. The new strategy of the oil giant suggests an increase in investment in low-carbon energy in the next decade. For comparison, the installed energy capacity of Russia is 246 GW. BP plans to create a comprehensive portfolio of low-carbon technologies, including renewables, bioenergy and hydrogen.
Scientists from the USA, Australia, Denmark and Greece, who worked at different times on the creation of new energy systems, were shortlisted for this year’s Global Energy Prize in the New Ways of Energy Application nomination.
Have you ever imagined that your car could move without gasoline in its tanks or that you could do without recharging its batteries? Those are not empty dreams! A car could work on metal. Or, rather, it will be able to in the future when scientists succeed in creating a suitable external combustion engine. Mikhail Vlaskin, laboratory director at the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told the Global Energy Association about these plans. In 2009, he became the winner of the Global Energy Association Youth program.
The Global Energy Association presented the shortlist of the Global Energy Prize 2020. It includes 15 scientists from the USA, China, Germany, Italy, Australia, Japan, Greece and Denmark. The laureates will be announced on September 8 following a private session of the International Award Committee.
The OPEC+ countries agreed to cut down the level of oil production reduction in August within the previously approved schedule, said the Head of the Russian Ministry of Energy Alexander Novak at a press conference following a meeting of the ministerial monitoring committee.
Sergey Brilev, President of the Global Energy Association, Deputy Director at TV channel "Rossiya", is preparing a film for the 100th anniversary of the Tatar ASSR, in which he intends to include shooting at energy facilities of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Two veterans of the oil industry, top managers of Shell and ExxonMobil, create an investment fund focused on hydrogen projects. Reuters reports, that this will be the first of a kind in the world.
A US court has shut down the Dakota Access pipeline that supplies shale oil from the Bakken Formation to Illinois. The D.C. judge decided that the pipeline should stop working on August 5, and that it could only resume after an environmental impact assessment of the project. This could take over a year.
Sergey Brilev, President of the Global Energy Association met with Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC TATNEFT.
The final online session of the international forum "Primakov Readings - 2020" was held on Friday in Moscow. The sessions were conducted by IMEMO, Interfax news agency with the support of the Global Energy Association.
Three Russian oil companies Tatneft, Gazprom Neft and LUKOIL have established a joint venture to find and produce hard-to-recover oil in the Volga-Ural region. In a joint statement companies have announced the completion of the deal and the establishment of a joint venture "New Oil Production Technologies". The companies' shares in the joint venture are to be split equally.
The Minister of Energy of Russia Alexander Novak predicts that demand for hydrocarbons will recover after the coronavirus crisis no sooner than the end of 2021. He also considers this to be an optimistic scenario.
The first test flight of the electric-powered aircraft took place in the UK. A six-seater ZeroAvia aircraft successfully went up in the sky from Cranfield Airport, the developer said.
The world energy industry has reached a fundamentally new level of socio-economic development recently, when the key question has switched from “What do we use for fuel?” to “How do we fuel?”. The industry offers many different energy options from coal to tidal energy. At the same time, humanity makes its choice, turning away from the cheapest and most affordable sources that used to be the trend thirty years ago, to the most environmentally friendly and energy-efficient energy sources. The key global players such as the European Union, Japan, USA, China and Russia are now busy establishing conditions for investment in the development of new energy technologies. One of the most promising options may be the widespread use of hydrogen as fuel and energy storage.
BBC News reported that Segway would stop production of its famous two-wheeled scooter, the Segway Personal Transporter, on July 15.
According to Fitch Solutions experts solar power capacity in the world will grow by 125% over the next ten years, mainly due to China, India and the U.S.
General Electric will build the world's tallest wind turbine with a 3D printed concrete base. GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim will design a 160-meter tower for the turbine.
On Wednesday the price of Brent dropped by about 5% , from a peak of $43.1 per barrel to $39.98 per barrel. The U.S. WTI also dropped sharply, from $43.18 per barrel to $37.8 per barrel.
Professor Fedor Voitolovsky, director of IMEMO RAS, believes that the price of $40 per barrel of oil will allow American shale producers, which he calls "market animals", to recover.
Verkhnebalkarskaya Small Hydro Power Plant (HPP) starting to operate is an energy landmark, said Oleg Popel, Doctor of Technical Science, Physical and Technical Energy Issues Advisor to Director of JIHT RAS, to the Global Energy Association.
The Russian government has increased subsidies for conversion of cars from gasoline to gas. The corresponding decree was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
Academician Valentin Parmon, the Global Energy Prize laureate, President of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences said that the production of hydrogen from gas is currently the most economically profitable.
Yamil Quispe de Argentina participó en la discusión de online sesión económica «Covid-19: Impacto global» que tuvo lugar la semana pasada con participación de los expertos internacionales. Habló sobre la gran importancia de los corredores bioceánicos para promover el comercio internacional. Especialmente para la Asociación «Energía global» Quispe siendo el líder de la iniciativa latinoamericana Pacífica que promueve la idea de integración entre Chile y Argentina, escribió este artículo, y con mucho gusto lo presentamos a nuestros lectores.
Danish investment company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has launched a fund to become the world's largest in the field of green energy. The fund will be able to support alternative projects in this area up to 14 billion euros worldwide, the CIP said itself.
Yury Kvashnin, Head of Center for European Studies at IMEMO, believes that in the nearest future there will be a sharp decline in the share of coal in the European energy industry.
The Minister of Energy of Russia Alexander Novak in a conversation with the President of the Global Energy Association Sergey Brilev at the online conference " COVID-19: accelerating the transition to the energy of the future for all” assessed the prospects of the energy sector.
The ‘COVID-19: Accelerating a Better Energy Future for All’ online conference took place on 17 June, marking the launch of the Road to Congress 2022 online event series. Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak and Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council Angela Wilkinson were joined by leading experts in the energy sector to discuss their vision of the transition to a ‘new normal’ after the crisis. The conference was organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the World Energy Council with the support of the Global Energy Association and Rosseti.
Job preservation will be one of the main issues after the Coronavirus pandemic, said Sergey Brilev, President of the Global Energy Association, on Monday. He took part in the online session "Economic Impact, Path to Recovery and Evolving Perspective".
Tom Blees, a member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, resumed the discussion on the prospects of creating modular nuclear power sources using power vessels with MSRs.
Yuri Manevich, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation said on Thursday that the department will make proposals to the government on the development of microgeneration in the electrical energy industry in the third quarter of this year.
Russian LNG, together with other alternative energy sources, could play a positive role in India's ambitious plan to shift its car fleet from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. This topic was discussed during the Primakov Readings online session, organised by IMEMO and Interfax with the support of the Global Energy Association.
The Russian government approved the Energy Strategy of Russia until 2035, the corresponding document was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on June 9.
The meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC energy ministers was positive and productive.The joint online-session was extremely short. Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak explained that all decisions were worked out in advance in personal chats and phone conversations.
A new development, an industrial system for electricity storage, was presented in Chelyabinsk by the Scientific and Technical Center "Drive Technology", and it was immediately evaluated by experts of the Global Energy Association.
Academician Ashot Sarkisov from the Institute for the Safe Development of Nuclear Energy of the Russian Academy of Sciences considers the idea of Thomas Blees, a member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, about developing the technology of modular nuclear power sources to be promising, but considers it is important to use a different type of reactor.
Alexander Dynkin, President of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO) considers there will be no sharp refusal from hydrocarbon fuel at the global level, and 2030-2035 may be the peak of demand for oil.
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Is the energy sector in crisis? Does the world know what to do? Thomas Blees, president of the Science Council for Global Initiative, member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee has answers to these questions. A very different energy transition is about to take place globally. Details are in his article.
According to William Byun, managing director at Asia Renewables waste-to-energy technology can be very profitable even in times of crisis.
The Global Energy Association continues its series of chats with our winners and experts, who’ve expressed the desire to write relevant chapters for our book on 10 breakthrough ideas for the next 10 years. In this podcast our President Dr Brilev speaks to Dr William Byun about Waste2Energy horizons.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true: in the nearest future, a significant part of the electric power in St. Petersburg will be transmitted almost without loss through the world's biggest direct current high-temperature superconducting cable line (HTS CL). Rosseti FGC UES has performed large-scale testing on the full length of this cable line at its research and development center (R&D center of FGC UES, Rosseti Group).
An unexpected twist following the announcement of a new Global Energy Prize Association’s book on breakthrough ideas for the future. Has the future arrived?
In a chat with our Association, the 2019 Global Energy Prize laureate Frede Blaabjerg (Denmark) on why he wants to dedicate his chapter of our new book to digitalization of... electricity.
Presidente de la asociación “Global Energy” Sergey Brilev comparte su visión sobre el por qué ahora es el momento justo para escribir un libro “Diez ideas innovadoras para los próximos diez años”.
The President of Global Energy Association Dr Sergey Brilev talks about why now is a good time to start putting together a book on 10 breakthrough ideas for the next 10 years.
Scientists from the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) decided to contribute to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and developed their own lung ventilation system for patients with this disease.
How exactly were organised the negotiations between the states, which decided to work out a formula on reducing oil production in the name of price stabilisation at the time of coronavirus pandemic? They’d said a lot of nasty things about each other before. Can we call them friends again? This short piece is a look from the inside at these negotiations. On the night of Friday to Saturday, Minister of Energy of the Russian federation Alexander Novak welcomed me in his office as a television journalist and as a President of the Global Energy Association. The conversation took place in his office’s reception aerea, where gifts and souvenirs from overseas colleagues are usually kept. And now a gigantic screen is mounted there, it displays video signals from the negotiating countries (due to the coronavirus, face-to-face meetings are impossible for now). This conversation was partially shown in my weekly TV show. But only the Global Energy Prize website publishes the details that were not on the air.
As someone who also anchors a weekly television programme I should say that despite the endless debate around correct measuring of TV ratings, they do reveal certain trends. The first conclusion to be made based on the results of these weeks is that when people are at home, they are once again turning on their “old-fashioned” TV sets. Ratings are on the rise worldwide.
Michael Graetzel, the 2017 Global Energy Prize laureate, professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,
David Faiman (Israel), the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, Professor of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
The whole world is in alarm state due to the coronavirus pandemic. Social networks and most of the media are full of negative headlines and keep frightening us with disappointing forecasts. Nevertheless, there is a lot of positive news. Science does not stand still and continues to develop future technologies for the benefit of humanity. Russian scientists from the Moscow Radiotechnical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences have patented a system for transferring energy from a space – based solar power station to Earth. It is expected that a solar power system will be able to transmit energy using microwaves to the remote areas of the planet, where it is impossible to lay ground power lines. The Global Energy Prize experts have shared their opinion on possibility of construction that kind of solar power plant.
On March 20, the Global Energy Association has completed the first stage of the application period for the Global Energy Prize 2020. All nomination submissions are handed over for a professional examination. The final decision on the laureates’ selection will be taken by the International Award Committee, which consists of 20 experts from 14 countries. The names of new laureates will be announced at a separate solemn ceremony.
The event was scheduled for May 4-6, 2020 in the capital of Grenada, St. George’s. Due to the spread of coronavirus infection, Grenada, along with other states, has urged a 14-day self-isolation regime for visitors and citizens arriving from countries where the virus has been detected. Dates of the event will be announced additionally.
The Global Energy Prize Association, Dr Sergey Brilev and his TV crew have obtained unprecedented access to the coal mining facilities in the depths of South Siberia, namely the Talda Western mine of the powerful SUEK coal and energy corporation in Russia’s Kuzbass region.
Oleg Favorsky, full member, Russian Academy of Sciences, the Global Energy Prize laureate – 2008.
Frede Blaabjerg, the 2019 Global Energy Prize laureate, Head of Center of reliable power electronics, Aalborg University (Denmark).
Dietrich Moeller (Germany), the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, Professor, Doctor of technical sciences, lecturer at MIIT, former President of Siemens Russia.
Steven Griffiths, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, Senior Vice President for Research and Development, Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST).
Liye Xiao (China) The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member; Director of Applied Superconductivity Laboratory, CAS; Director of Interdisciplinary Research Center Institute of Electrical Engineering, CAS.
Khalil Amine, the 2019 Global Energy Prize laureate, an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and the Manager of the Advanced Lithium Battery Technology Group at Argonne National Laboratory, shared his opinion about the current oil crisis.
Tomas Blees (USA), the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, President of the Science Council for Global Initiatives (SCGI), commented current oil crisis.
The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee Member, Managing Director at Asia Renewables, Head of Greenpower Fuels, and Principal at Conchubar Infrastructure Fund, Independent Director at the International Green Technologies and Investment Projects Center, William Byun shared his opinion about the current oil crisis.
Angela Wilkinson is Secretary General and Chairman of the World Energy Council. It is the largest international energy non-profit organisation. Represents the interests of more than 3 000 energy organisations from about 100 countries.
Debate about the future of global energy cannot be held only in closed cabinets, it is necessary to involve society more and more in such discussions. And not only in rich countries, but also in BRICS countries. After a visit to Minsk, the delegation of the Global Energy Association opened a series of meetings in Africa by attending the Africa Energy Indaba conference in CapeTown.
On February 26, the Global Energy Association had a meeting with representatives of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus and the International Association of the Academies of Sciences, the latter including the academies of sciences of the CIS countries as well as Vietnam, Mongolia, China, and Montenegro.
The largest solar power station with industrial energy storage has been opened in the Burzyansky district of Bashkiria. Its capacity is 10 MW. It will provide electricity to the entire area. 8 MW storage drive will be able to maintain power during emergency outages. According to experts of the Global Energy Association, this project will not only increase the reliability of power supply in remote areas, but will also become an interesting example of the modern energy balance.
A famous Russian economist, Academic Supervisor of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the Higher School of Economics, Chief Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation Leonid Grigoryev visited the Global Energy Association.
On February 20, as part of a lecture for employees, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak met the team of the Global Energy Association. The Minister shared his vision of energy sector trends.
In the midst of the Global Energy Prize nomination cycle, the Head of the Association Sergey Brilev and the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev held a meeting to discuss joint actions to support basic and applied research, and development of energy science as a whole.
On February 17, the first series of meetings took place between the Global Energy Association and representatives of the UN agencies in Russia. In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War II and, accordingly, the creation of the UN, the parties have discussed the potential for further cooperation in terms of the development of sustainable energy.
A group of scientists from the Institute of Thermophysics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS), headed by Igor Anufriev, winner of the Energy of Youth Сontest, organized by the Global Energy Association in 2014, has developed an environmentally friendly method for burning oil waste.
The Annual International Sochi Energy Readings, scheduled to be held from February 12 to 14 as part of the Russian Investment Forum, are postponed indefinitely. New dates for the event will be announced later.
Sergey Brilev, TV presenter and public figure, headed the Global Energy Association. The decision to appoint him as a President was made unanimously by the co-founders of the Global Energy Association PJSC Gazprom, “Surgutneftegas” PJSC and PJSC FGC UES.
The Russian theoretical physicist, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Evgenii Velikhov was awarded the Hero of Labor title under a decree of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. According to the text of the decree, the scientist was awarded the title ‘for special labor services to the state and people’.
As a result of the current epidemiological situation in China and the outbreak of coronavirus, the management of the Global Energy Association informs that IX Summit has been rescheduled. The decision was made based on the recommendations of the World Health Organisation and the decision of the Russian Federation Government ‘in order to ensure state security, protect public health and non-dissemination of a new coronavirus infection’. The partner of the event China University of Petroleum-Beijing supported the initiative to postpone the event. Parties agreed to remain all previously reached arrangements. Date and place of the event will be announced additionally.
Supporters of the ‘green’ scenario for the development of global energy are convinced that the energy of the sun, water and wind is sufficient to meet the demand for energy from the growing population of the planet. However, how realistic are these forecasts, and is traditional energy capable of presenting ways to achieve a carbon-free future? These questions will be answered by Thomas Blees, member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee. In his opinion, it is nuclear energy that will make it possible to achieve a carbon-free future and will become the ‘clean’ solution for existing energy problems. The expert will tell about the possibilities of nuclear energy and the current status of the global energy system in the context of climate challenges on February 12 at his lecture ‘Climate change and global development’. It will be the first lecture to be held within the International Sochi Energy Readings. The event is organized by the Global Energy Association, the Russian National Committee of the World Energy Council, and the Sirius University of Science and Technology with the support of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Roscongress Foundation.