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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 scientists prepare their response to the world energy challenges: the Global Energy Prize laureates to speak at ENES 2016

On November 23 and 24 the Global Energy Prize laureates will participate in the plenary sessions of the 5th International forum on energy efficiency and energy development ENES 2016.

On November 23 at 12 p.m. the plenary session “International Projections of Power-Industry Development: Scientifically-Sound Estimates or Pre-Programmed Scenarios?” will be held in the Green Hall. The session is to take place with participation of Russian Academy of Sciences president, the Global Energy Prize laureate 2013 Vladimir Fortov (Russia) and the chairman of the Global Energy Prize International Award committee, the Global Energy Prize laureate 2012 Rodney John Allam (United Kingdom) who contributed to the reports of the IPCC, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

The discussion will be devoted to the increasing the quality of prognosis and scientifically grounded estimations provided by the scientists all around the world. The Prize both laureates are planning to stress the importance of cooperation between scientists from different countries and urge the colleagues to the information high-quality exchange. The experts are convinced that unified knowledge base needs to be created in order to lay the basis for objective world prognosis, which excludes the influence of local politics. “The Global Energy Prize can analyze trends and suggest areas of activity that must be followed in the future. And our contribution is, really, from the experts that we have on the committee, to form a basic area where we can give proper advice and guidance which can be looked at by governments and funders for research and development and applications in the future”, – believes Rodney John Allam.

On November 24 at 10.00 the plenary session “Energy-Efficiency and Development of the Russian Power Industry: Challenges and Responses” will be held in Amphitheater. Here the Global Energy Prize will be represented by the member of the Global Energy Prize International Award committee – Rae Kwon Chung who is the author of the “green economy” concept and the expert who contributed to the reports of the IPCC, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

The issues of energy efficiency enhancement of economy and energy development play crucial role in the strengthening of Russia’s competitiveness. Innovations and initiatives of budget sector, business and science are expected to provide responses to world challenges in 2018 – 2025.

The ability of energy efficiency managing system in the country to respond to the renewal of national economy growth will be discussed by the Global Energy Association members –Alexander Novak, minister of energy of Russia, and chairman of the board of directors at PJSC FGC UES Andrey Murov. Other participants of the discussion are Anton Ustinov, President, SOGAZ PJSC, Emmanuel Babeau, Executive Vice President, Schneider Electric, and Sir David King, Special Envoy of the U.K. Foreign Office on Climate Change.

Apart from this, in the framework of this session the awarding ceremony of the XIII All-Russian Contest of Youth Scientific Projects in the field of energy “The Energy of Youth” will take place. Three teams of young scientists will be awarded RUB 1 mln on their further research.

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