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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.

31st January

The Global Energy Prize laureate Evgenii Velikhov awarded Hero of Labor title

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’.

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30th January

The IX Global Energy Prize Summit postponed

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.

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29th January

Climate change and prospects for energy transformation to discuss in Sochi

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.

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24th January

Sergey Alekseenko received a prize named after academician G.G. Chernyi

A ceremony of awarding the prize of academician G.G. Chernyi for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of aeromechanics and gas dynamics was held in the Research Institute of Mechanics, Moscow State University. This year Sergey Alekseenko the 2018 Global Energy Prize laureate, head of the Laboratory of Heat and Mass Transfer Problems, Institute of Thermophysics SB RAS received an honorary award.

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22nd January

First International Sochi Energy Readings will be held in February

On February 12-14, the First International Sochi Energy Readings will be held at the Sirius University of Science and Technology. Within the framework of the event, experts from the Global Energy Association will give lectures on current issues in modern energy sector and will evaluate projects of students and young specialists. The main theme of the readings: 'Sustainability, challenges for energy transformation and the climate change’. 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.

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15th January

Expert: balance between government and business sectors is a key to achieve UN SDGs

The main role in regulating processes to achieve SDGs belongs to the government. At the same time, it is important to take into consideration how the business sector influence on the standards of social responsibility. This thesis presented Rae Kwon Chung, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee Chairman, Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, at the session ‘Best practices to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’, which was held today at the Gaidar Forum in Moscow

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