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RECOGNISING OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN ENERGY

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 August

Congratulations to Minister Novak on coming back to work after COVID-19!

Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak came back to work in the office on Monday after he's recovered from COVID-19.

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28th August

Henrik Lund: we look upon the whole energy sector as a cross entity sector

It is impossible to solve the problems of integrating various energy sources into a single system without looking at energy as a cross entity sector , said Henrik Lund, a nominee for the Global Energy Prize, professor at the University of Aalborg and member of the board of directors of the international Grøn Energi Foundation.

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26th August

The Global Energy Prize laureates will be announced at a ceremony in Kaluga

The meeting of the International Global Energy Prize Award Committee, which will identify the winners of this year's prize, will be held on September 7. The ceremony of the announcement of the names of the laureates and a press conference will take place in Kaluga on September 8. The laureates will be on a video call during the event.

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25th August

Rosneft Preparing Oil Spillage Cleaning Technologies for Arctic Using Indigenous Microbes

Rosneft Company has developed a biological product for cleansing Northern seas from oil spillages. According to Rosneft’s statement, company’s Arctic Research Centre LLC and Innopraktika, a non-governmental development institute and a part of MSU’s biological faculty, are actualising the innovative project.

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25th August

Gazprom and Mongolia Signed a Memorandum of Intent on Pipeline to China

Memorandum of intent on creating a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to build a pipeline to China was signed on Tuesday by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of PJSC Gazprom, and Yangugiyn Sodbaatar, Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia.

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24th August

Sergey Brilev to Host TNF 2020

The Global Energy Association will become a partner of the 11th Tyumen Oil and Gas Forum (TNF), while Dr Sergey Brilev, the Association’s President, Deputy CEO of Russia TV channel for special informational projects, and the host of “Vesti v Subbotu” programme will moderate the TNF 2020 plenary meeting.

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20th August

The Conventional Energy Category Nominees

The shortlist for the 2020 Global Energy Prize Conventional Energy category includes scientists from China, USA, Italy, and Australia. Their works are related to a wide range of domains from the oil to the nuclear industry, and all of them are focused on the energy system efficiency improvement.

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20th August

Boris Paton has Passed Away

Head of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, laureate of the Global Energy Prize, Boris Paton, died on Wednesday, August 19. He was 101 years old, President Vladimir Zelensky said on his Facebook page.

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19th August

OPEC + demands 100 percent work

At a meeting taking place this Wednesday, the energy ministers, members of the OPEC+ countries Monitoring Committee, noted the substantial implementation rates of the deal aimed at the oil output cuts, but drew attention to those parties to the agreement who are lagging behind in its implementation.

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19th August

Chevron will invest in nuclear energy

The U.S. oil company Chevron plans to invest in a company - a startup from Zap Energy, which is developing a new generation of modular nuclear reactors, Chevron said in a statement.

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19th August

In the long run, the future belongs to nuclear energy, the mid-term is for natural gas without CO2

The era of nuclear energy expects mankind in the future, in the medium - term, natural gas will remain the most promising energy resource , but technologies to reduce CO2 emissions need to be developed, said Carlo Rubbia, the Nobel Prize winner, a nominee for the 2020 Global Energy Prize in an interview with the President of the Global Energy Association Dr Sergei Brilev and Deputy Vice President Sophia Morgan.

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18th August

Facebook will get electricity from the sun and wind

Social network Facebook intends to fully provide itself with electricity from renewable sources by the end of the year. The company has bought several assets in the solar and wind energy industry in the U.S. and Europe to achieve its goal, the network said.

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14th August

The First Nuclear Power Plant in the Arab World

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.

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13th August

UK to establish Europe's first geothermal lithium recovery plant

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.

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12th August

The United States doubled the purchase of oil products from Russia

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.

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7th August

BP: from oil to energy

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.

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