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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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3rd June

Modular nuclear power sources are promising, but a different type of reactor is needed

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.

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29th May

Alexander Dynkin doesn’t believe in a sharp abandonment of hydrocarbon fuel

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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26th May

Oleg Borisov is elected Vice President for Interaction with Energy Companies in the Global Energy Association

Vice President for Interaction with Energy Companies Position Established in the Global Energy Association

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15th May

The world is ready for the floating nuclear power stations: Tom Blees responds to Tony Roulston’s comments on his article

I’d like to respond to the comments to clarify some points. To make it more readable I’ll include quotes from the Tony Roulston’s commentary and insert my response.

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14th May

The Energy Transition to Come

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.​

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1st May

William Byun about waste-to-energy in times of crisis

According to William Byun, managing director at Asia Renewables waste-to-energy technology can be very profitable even in times of crisis.

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29th April

WASTE? LITTER? GARBAGE? YOU NAME IT. BUT IT COULD BE ENERGY

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.

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29th April

SAINT PETERSBURG WILL RECEIVE ELECTRICITY TROUGH THE WORLD’S LONGEST SUPERCONDUCTOR LINE

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).

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26th April

SCI-FI IN ACTION. DIGITALIZATION OF ELECTRICITY

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?

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23rd April

From E-mail to E-fuel

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.

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23rd April

¿Ha muerto el petróleo? ¡Viva el petróleo! ¿Qué petróleo?

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”.

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21st April

IS OIL DEAD? LONG LIVE OIL! WHAT KIND OF OIL?

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.

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21st April

Nuclear physicists invented new lung ventilation device for patients with coronavirus

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.

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12th April

OIL AND CHEESE. A rare inside look at the OPEC + and the G20 meeting

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.

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10th April

Good News From The Parallel Energy Sector

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.

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1st April

The Economics of Space: Michael Graetzel about The Real Cost of Launching Solar Power Systems into Earth’s Orbit

Michael Graetzel, the 2017 Global Energy Prize laureate, professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,

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1st April

Space – Based Solar Power Station: What is it and Why It Can Be Dangerous for Humans?

David Faiman (Israel), the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, Professor of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

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1st April

Solar Energy for the Darkest Places on Earth

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.

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23rd March

The Application Period for the Global Energy Prize 2020 Finished

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.

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20th March

Consequences of the Coronavirus. The New Energy International Conference Postponed until Further Notice

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.

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19th March

The Global Energy Association in the depths of South Siberia

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.

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16th March

Coronavirus and the role of the government in the development of industry during the oil crisis according to Oleg Favorsky

Oleg Favorsky, full member, Russian Academy of Sciences, the Global Energy Prize laureate – 2008.

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16th March

Coronavirus and possible scenarios for the global energy sector according to Frede Blaabjerg

Frede Blaabjerg, the 2019 Global Energy Prize laureate, Head of Center of reliable power electronics, Aalborg University (Denmark).

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16th March

Coronavirus and oil crisis. Effective tips how to succeed from Dietrich Moeller

Dietrich Moeller (Germany), the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, Professor, Doctor of technical sciences, lecturer at MIIT, former President of Siemens Russia.

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16th March

Сoronavirus and imbalance of supply and demand in the oil market. Steven Griffiths shares his opinion

Steven Griffiths, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, Senior Vice President for Research and Development, Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KUST).

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16th March

Coronavirus and collapse of oil prices. We’re looking for solutions together with Liye Xiao

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.

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11th March

How can Russia and Saudi Arabia come to an agreement? The opinion of Khalil Amin

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.

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11th March

Tomas Blees about 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.

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11th March

William Byun about uncertainty in the global oil market

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.

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11th March

Sergey Brilev's interview with Angela Wilkinson

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.

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6th March

Open debates about the future of global energy in South Africa

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.

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27th February

The Global Energy Association and scientific community of the Republic of Belarus: speaking the same language

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.

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26th February

Burzyansk Solar Power Station: Bashkiria for Clean Solutions

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.

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26th February

Global deadlock. How to survive the growing climate crisis?

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.

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21st February

Alexander Novak Meets 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.

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19th February

The Global Energy Association and RAS: partnership for the benefit of future

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.

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18th February

The Global Energy Association and the UN: First Contact

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.

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14th February

An Interesting and Useful Discovery. Siberian Scientists Found a Way to Burn Oil Waste with Less Harm to the Environment

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.

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4th February

Sochi International Energy Readings are postponed

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.

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3rd February

Sergey Brilev headed the Global Energy Association

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.

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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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