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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.

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8th September

Announcement of the 2020 Global Energy Prize laureates

Three laureates of the Global Energy Prize were identified following the results of the Meeting of its International Award Committee. They are Carlo Rubbia from Italy, Peidong Yang from the USA, and Nikolaos Hatziargyriou from Greece.

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28th September

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25th September

Windows as solar batteries

It will not be long before windows in homes will serve not only to let in sunlight but also to capture it and turn it into electricity, thanks to special perovskite cells.

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25th September

Uber offers “green” option, will switch over to electric cars

The Uber ride hailing service is to switch over to exclusive use of electric cars within 10 years in cities in the United States, Canada and Europe. The transition is to be complete throughout the company by 2040.

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24th September

Demand for oil could recover in 2021 – Gazprom Neft chief

Demand for oil could recover to 2019 levels as early as the second half of next year, though no one should expect this to happen more quickly, the head of Russian oil major Gazprom Neft said this week.

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24th September

Australia switching from gas to renewable energy

Demand in Australia for gas and coal – the long-established chief sources of energy production - has already passed its peak and will be overtaken over the next six years by renewable resources, according to a report by Rystad Energy.

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23rd September

Depletion of reserves, shrinking market behind EU move away from hydrocarbons: Gazprom Neft head

Rapidly depleting reserves and a gradual reduction of its share of oil markets are key reasons behind the European Union’s transition away from hydrocarbons to an ecologically clean economy, the head of Russian oil major Gazprom Neft said on Wednesday.

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23rd September

Renewables, hydrogen could account for 30 percent of energy balance by 2040 – Russian deputy minister

Renewable energy sources and hydrogen could account for 30 percent of the total energy balance by 2040, but will not replace hydrocarbons as the top component, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Pavel Sorokin said on Wednesday.

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23rd September

Tyumen conference backs the future of hydrocarbons

The main plenary session of the Tyumen Oil and Gas Forum, moderated by Sergey Brilev, President of the Global Energy Association and deputy director of the Rossiya television channel, expressed overwhelming confidence on Wednesday in the future of hydrocarbons as part of future energy development.

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22nd September

The oil era is coming to a close

World demand for oil may never recover to its 2019 level, says British giant BP

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17th September

Frede Blaabjerg: Extensive Introduction of Renewables will Continue

The scenario of large-scale introduction of renewable energy sources will continue, said Danish Professor and Global Energy Prize laureate Frede Blaabjerg during his online lecture to students of the Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI

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10th September

28 thousand years running on one battery

NDB's California start-up has created a nuclear battery that can last up to 28,000 years. The battery can be used for any device or machine - from smartphones to cars or aircraft.

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4th September

The Non-Conventional Energy Category Nominees

Scientists dealing with the processes of artificial photosynthesis, the production of new types of biofuels, the creation of integrated systems for the production of solar energy and agricultural products, and the development of hydrogen energy have become the Global Energy Prize laureates in the Non-Conventional Energy nomination.

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1st September

Demin Wang: renewables will not replace oil, gas and coal

Renewable energy sources will not be able to replace oil, gas and coal, said Demin Wang, Deputy Director of Daqing Petroleum Administration Bureau and nominee for the Global Energy Prize, in an interview with a Global Energy website columnist.

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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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30th July

Nominees in the New Ways of Energy Application Nomination

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.

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27th July

Amazing things around: Metal Instead of Gasoline?

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.

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21st July

15 Scientists from 8 Countries are on the Shortlist for the Global Energy Prize

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.

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16th July

Reduction on schedule

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.

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15th July

Sergey Brilev: Tatarstan's energy facilities will be shown in a film dedicated to 100th anniversary of the Tatar ASSR

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.

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15th July

Former oil producers are going to invest in hydrogen

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.

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15th July

Indian tribes won over Dakota

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.

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14th July

The Head of the Global Energy Association met with the President of Tatarstan.

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.

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10th July

President of the Global Energy Association took part in the final online session of "Primakov Readings"

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.

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2nd July

Oil producers have teamed up for difficult work

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.

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2nd July

Alexander Novak: Oil Demand Will Recover by the End of 2021

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.

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1st July

The First Fully-Electric Commercial Aircraft Was Tested In the UK

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.

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30th June

The First in the Universe

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.

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30th June

Segway to End Production of Its Personal Transporter

BBC News reported that Segway would stop production of its famous two-wheeled scooter, the Segway Personal Transporter, on July 15.

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29th June

The number of solar power stations will more than double in 10 years

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.

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26th June

The tower for the tallest wind turbine will be built using 3D printing.

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.

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25th June

The price of oil has dropped below $40

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.

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25th June

Experts: American "market animals" will recover at $40 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.

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25th June

Expert Salutes Opening of Verkhnebalkarskaya Small Hydro Power Plant

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.

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24th June

Transfer of a car to gas will cost 8-15 thousand rubles. The rest will be at the expense of the state

The Russian government has increased subsidies for conversion of cars from gasoline to gas. The corresponding decree was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

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23rd June

The academician considers the production of hydrogen from gas to be the most profitable

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.

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22nd June

¿Argentina y Chile potencia continental?

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.

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20th June

Pension funds invest in renewables on a large scale

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.

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19th June

The expert forecasts reduction of coal share in the European energy balance

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.

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18th June

The Energy Sector Survived

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.

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18th June

The future of energy after COVID-19: World Energy Council discusses key avenues for development

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.

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15th June

Dr Brilev: the issue of job preservation needs to be solved after the pandemic

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".

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12th June

Tom Blees continues discussion about the MSR technology

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.

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11th June

Ministry of Energy will submit proposals on microgeneration to the Government in the third quarter

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.

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11th June

Russian LNG can contribute to India's transition to electric vehicles

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.

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10th June

Russian government has approved the Energy Sector Strategy until 2035

The Russian government approved the Energy Strategy of Russia until 2035, the corresponding document was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on June 9.

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7th June

Oil market needs OPEC's custody

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.

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5th June

Experts evaluated the new development of the Russian company in energy storage

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.

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