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.