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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.

The Global Energy Prize - the finalists are named

The names of 10 finalists, competing for awarding the Global Energy Prize, are announced at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2018).

The SPIEF provides an opportunity to meet at the highest level both for discussing the Russian economy and its interaction with the global economy.

Nominees were selected among the group of 44 participants, leading scientists from Europe, America, Australia and Asia. The short-list was compiled by  the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee.

The laureates will be announced in Moscow on June 7, during an official press conference.

The main themes of the projects are renewable energy sources and energy efficiency

It is noteworthy that five out of this ten nominees work in the field of renewable energy sources, while developments in power generation and energy efficiency hold the second place in main areas of these researchers` focus.

Therefore, these scholars have formed the short list: Sergey Alekseenko (Russia), Khalil Amine (USA), Russell Dean Dupuis (USA), Martin Green (Australia), Igor Grekhov (Russia), Kemal Hanjalic (Netherlands), Yumei Lu (China), Lee Rybeck Lynd (USA), Elon  Musk (USA), Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Germany).

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