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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.

18th October

Prize for most harmful advice on energy saving

The Global Energy Prize summed up the results of the children's contest, realized within the framework of the All-Russian Festival of Energy Saving #VmesteYarche. The authors of the most energy-efficient harmful councils became pupils of primary and secondary schools from the Kirov, Arkhangelsk and Orenburg regions. As a prize, each of the kids will get a portable Bluetooth stereo speaker.

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13th October

The deadline for submit applications to participation in the Energy of Youth 2017 program has been extended

Admission applications for the contest the Energy of Youth - 2017 continues. This year, the Global Energy Association extends the deadline for applications until November 1, 2017.

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9th October

The GEP laureates’ tour - 2017 is nearing completion

The Global Energy Prize laureate 2017 - Michael Graetzel delivered a lecture on the Youth day at the Moscow State University.

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9th October

1 million rubles for the optimization of ICE: winner of the Energy of Breakthrough was awarded at the REW

Leonid Plotnikov, winner of the III All-Russian contest of implemented innovative energy projects the Energy of Breakthrough was awarded at the Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum - ‘Russian Energy Week’ (REW). A young innovator from Yekaterinburg received a grant of 1 million rubles for increasing the power and efficiency of internal combustion engines. The award was presented to the winner by the president of the Global Energy Association Igor Lobovsky, the Global Energy Prize laureate 2012 Boris Katorgin and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Global Energy Association - Alexander Shokhin.

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9th October

From the Energy of youth to the Russian Federation Government Prize

Winners of the All-Russian contest of youth scientific projects in the field of energy, The Energy of Youth – 2016 got the Russian Federation Government Prize 2017 in the sphere of science and technology for young scientists.

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6th October

Three factors of the planet's health: The Global Energy Prize experts discussed the consistent approach

Yesterday, within the framework of the Russian Energy Week, the second day of the VI Global Energy Prize Summit was held. The event gathered experts from four countries, including Russia, for a polemic discussion on Three E (Economics, Ecology, Energy) Synthesis Formation as a health factor of the Earth: The Hydrocarbon Époque – Opportunities for New Technology Development.

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6th October

The Global Energy Prize Laureate receives honorary doctorate from ENS Paris- Saclay

The Global Energy Prize laureate – 2017, Professor Michael Graetzel, has been named Doctor Honoris causa of the École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay.

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29th September

The winner of the Energy of Breakthrough will be awarded at the REW

Leonid Plotnikov, winner of the III All-Russian competition of implemented innovative energy projects "Breakthrough Energy", will be awarded at the Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum - ‘Russian Energy Week’ (REW) on October 5. The young innovator from Ekaterinburg, an associate professor of the Ural Federal University named after the first Russian president B.N. Yeltsin, will receive a reward of one million rubles for the increase of power and efficiency of internal combustion engines.

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28th September

Acceptance of applications for participation in the Energy of Youth contest is continuing

The Energy of Youth continues to recruit young scientists; potential participants still have the opportunity to express themselves at the XIV All-Russian contest of youth research projects in the field of energy. The deadline for submission of applications is October 15, 2017. Each winner will receive a grant in amount of one million rubles to continue their research. The total prize fund of the contest is 3 million rubles.

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25th September

Leaders of energy thought will consider the opportunities for the development of new technologies at the hydrocarbons era

The era of hydrocarbons is an open opportunity for the development of new technologies; laureates of the Global Energy Prize are convinced. The topic will be at the spotlight on the second day of the Global Energy Prize Summit` 2017, which will be held on October 5 in Moscow. The event will be one of the key events of the Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum - ‘Russian Energy Week’ (REW).

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20th September

The Global Energy Prize laureate - Valentin Parmon: hydrocarbons will be the main energy carriers for cars until 2050

Hydrocarbons will dominate as energy carriers for most types of vehicles at least until the 2050s. This forecast was announced at the sixth Global Energy Prize Summit in Lyon by the scientific director of the Institute of Catalysis of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, laureate of the Global Energy Prize - 2016 Valentin Parmon.

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18th September

Synthesis of energy, economics and ecology will ensure the health of the planet

Decarbonization of energy, investments in clean and new energy sources, as well as the creation of a dynamic low-carbon economy is a new paradigm that will help solve the pressing challenges facing humanity. It is the synthesis of the three "e" (energy, economy, ecology) that will be the decisive factor for the health of our planet, the laureates of the Global Energy Prize and members of the International Award Committee are convinced. They reached this conclusion on September 18, during the VI Global Energy Prize Summit, held at the HQ of the Euronews TV channel.

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11th September

Kazenergy-2017: ecology - priority of the energy agenda

September 8, Astana hosted the international forum Kazenergy 2017 within the framework of the Russian day at EXPO. Leaders of the energy sector spoke at the event: the laureate of the Global Energy Prize 2017 - Michael Graetzel and members of the International Award Committee - Rae Kwon Chung and Stephen Griffiths. Angelina Davydova, Director of the Russian-German Bureau of Environmental Information and Remigijus Lapinskas, President of the World Association of Bioenergy (WBA), also attended the discussion. A member of the Supervisory Board of the Association, Russian economist and Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Arkadiy Dvorkovich, opened the session.

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1st September

THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE ENERGY OF YOUTH 2017 CONTEST IS OPENED

On September 1 the Global Energy Prize announces the beginning of the application period for the Energy of Youth contest. The winner of this All-Russian contest will be awarded 1 mln rubles grant for further research. Russian scientists from all regions not older than 35 years are welcomed to introduce their energy projects until November 1.

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31st August

The Global Energy Prize supported the Energy of Youth Forum - 2017

August 25, 2017 in Kislovodsk, the Global Energy Prize took part in the opening of the VII Interregional Summer Education Forum the Energy of Youth. Senior students who won the second and third places of the competition the Energy of Start - 2017, received invitations to the Forum. Within the framework of the event, young energy specialists from more than 10 regions of Russia explored the power system of the South of Russia and proposed their own solutions for its development in the context of the construction of the international energy corridor - North-South.

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30th August

Global Energy Prize will take part at KAZENERGY-2017

Laureate of the Global Energy Prize 2017 Michael Graetzel, as well as members of the International Award Committee - Rae Kwon Chung and Steven Griffiths will speak at XI KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum. Within the framework of one of the key sessions of the forum, Clean energy – contribution to the future, they will assess the prospects for the development of the industry and its impact on the world economy. The session will be held on September 8 and It will be coincided with the Russian Day at EXPO 2017.

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24th August

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18th August

World leading experts will discuss new energy sources: the Global Energy Prize Summit`2017 will be held at the Euronews HQ

The Global Energy Prize Summit`2017 will take place at the Euronews HQ on September, 18 in Lyon (France). It will unite the Global Energy Prize laureates, members of International Award Committee and authoritative experts from 8 countries. The unique discussion on Three E (Economics, Ecology, Energy) Synthesis Formation as a health factor of the Earth will raise the most acute issues of our time and deliberate terms of the world`s sustainable development. The sixth summit in the history of the Global Energy Prize will be dedicated to emergence and evolution of the new energy sources.

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17th August

Laureate of the Global Energy Prize - 2017 conquers new scientific peaks

The scientist power engineer, whose merits were recently awarded with the prestigious Global Energy Prize - Michael Graetzel yesterday got another deserved award - Ahmed Zewail Prize in the field of molecular science in 2017. The awards ceremony took place in Cancun, Mexico, at a special symposium within the framework of the conference - FEMTO13, which is devoted to topical issues of modern chemistry.

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14th July

The future of humanity will be determined by targeted carbon regulation: Rae Kwon Chung on the prospects for Green Economy

Recently the member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee Rae Kwon Chung did a presentation at the International Forum Green Bridge, which was organized by the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan in Astana. His report was devoted to the main provisions of the Paris Agreement, as well as factors that in the near future will facilitate the transition of the world community to a low-carbon policy.

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12th July

The GEP laureates tour continues, Professor Graetzel told about his development at the conference in South Korea

Today, the laureate of the Global Energy Prize - Michael Graetzel spoke about the benefits of "alternative sources of solar energy" at the opening of the 15th Nanotech & Nano-Convergence Expo International Symposium (NANO KOREA 2017) during the Global Energy Prize laureates’ tour. The event was held at the KINTEX, the city of Ilsan in South Korea.

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10th July

The winner of the Energy of Breakthrough will get one million rubbles for the improvement of the IС engine

The results of the III All-Russian contest of implemented innovative projects in the field of energy, the Energy of Breakthrough was summed up. The young innovator, an associate professor of the Ural Federal University named after the first Russian president B.N. Yeltsin, Leonid Plotnikov - became the winner and he will get the reward in the amount of one million rubbles for the increase of power and efficiency of internal combustion engines. His technology not only improves the performance of engines, but also solves the environmental problems facing humanity.

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3rd July

A million for an innovation: the winner of the Energy of Breakthrough contest 2017 was recognized

Today, July 3, results of the III All-Russian contest of implemented innovative projects in the field of energy, the Energy of Breakthrough was summed up. The 34-year-old associate professor of the Ural Federal University named after the first Russian president B.N. Yeltsin, Leonid Plotnikov from Ekaterinburg became the winner in 2017. The scientist will receive a reward in the amount of one million rubles for his work: "Integrated modernization of gas-air systems of reciprocating and combined internal combustion engines by improving gas dynamics and heat exchange."

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28th June

From the "Graetzel cells" to the perovskites: the laureate’s tour of the Global Energy Prize 2017 ended in Italy in June

The laureate of Global Energy Prize 2017 - doctor Michael Graetzel spoke at the 21st International Conference on Solid State Ionics in Padua, Italy. The scientist told his colleagues about technologies, which can become essential for solar energy generation, and why perovskite solar cells are the biggest breakthrough in photovoltaics, while the material itself is the most researched in the world. It should be noted that the speech of Michael Graetzel at this conference was final in June 2017 in the framework of the laureate’s tour. In total, he spoke in three countries: South Korea (Seoul), China (Hangzhou and Beijing) and Italy (Padua).

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21st June

Graetzel cells against silicon: ways of development

In the framework of the Global Energy Prize Laureate’s tour 2017, Michael Graetzel spoke at the International STAR Conference at the Shanghai Technological University, where he told why many venture investors continue to finance the development of silicon batteries despite the obvious advantages of new technologies.

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20th June

To a low-carbon future: Rae Kwon Chung on the steps for the transition

The global socio-economic and environmental challenges facing humanity require a transition to a low-carbon economy. It can be implemented only with the appropriate political will on the part of the states and directly depends on their fiscal policy. This was noted by the member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Advisor to the Chairman of the Group of Leaders and Experts on Water and Natural Disasters, Rae Kwon Chung during the World Congress of Engineers and Scientists WSEC-2017.

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19th June

China meets Michael Graetzel within the framework of the Global Energy Prize Laureate’s tour - 2017

Laureate of the Global Energy Prize Michael Graetzel continues his work within the framework of the 2017 laureate’s tour. Today he visited Zhejiang University (ZJU) in Hangzhou, which is one of the leading and oldest universities in China. During the lectures on perovskites, he presented the latest achievements of his laboratory in the field of solar energy production, told more about perovskite technology and its main differences from silicon batteries.

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19th June

Adnan Amin met with the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

June 16, Adnan Amin, member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) director general, met with the head of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Nursultan Nazarbayev in the framework of EXPO 2017.

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16th June

The new energy paradigm is the key to the economic competitiveness of states

The new energy paradigm requires technological innovation and creative political leadership that could advance economic reform, convinced member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Advisor to the Chairman of the Group of Leaders and Experts on Water and Natural Disasters, Rae Kwon Chung. This position he expressed today in the framework of the 10th Economic Forum in Astana. He was speaking at a round table and at plenary meeting with the participation of the President of the Kazakhstan Republic Nursultan Nazarbayev. The expert also noted that the new energy paradigm is not only an attempt to save humanity from a global environmental catastrophe, but also a key to the economic competitiveness of states.

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14th June

The laureate’s tour of the Global Energy Prize 2017: a series of performances by Michael Graetzel began with South Korea

Within the framework of the laureate’s tour of the Global Energy Prize in 2017, Michael Graetzel spoke at the 6th Sungkyun International Solar Forum 2017 (South Korea, Seoul). The scientist spoke about the progress achieved in the work on his invention - solar cells, which simulates the process of photosynthesis and are able to accumulate energy regardless of the angle of the sun's fall, with an efficiency from 15 to 28.9%. He also presented the development of a new class of devices that appeared due to these elements.

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2nd June

The Global Energy Prize was awarded in St. Petersburg

Within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum today, on June 2, the Solemn ceremony of presenting the Global Energy Prize took place.

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1st June

Gas and Sun Among Leading Sources in the Structure of the World’s Future Fuel and Energy Balance

Despite slightly dropping in popularity in the next 50 and 90 years, gas will dominate among traditional energy sources, comprising approximately 24% and 21% of total energy balance, respectively. Solar energy will prevail over other clean sources, comprising over a quarter of the total energy balance by the beginning of next century, experts believe.

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1st June

The cost of using renewable energy sources was reduced by 80%

Within the framework of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, world-renowned scientists evaluated modern energy trends and gave forecasts of the industry development. The main trend was the increasing role of renewable energy sources. According to experts, in 15 years the gradual reduction of the use of coal and oil will begin, and in 50 years renewable energy sources will take a prominent place among the resources.

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1st June

The Global Energy Prize Youth day 2017

Today, June 1, the St. Petersburg State Economic University hosted a Youth Day of the Global Energy Prize. It was held as part of the Laureate's Week of the Award, which is held annually in the northern capital and concludes with the traditional awarding ceremony at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

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31st May

Michael Graetzel discussed the latest developments in the field of solar energetics with colleagues from the MGU

In the framework of the program Energy of Knowledge, laureate of the Global Energy Prize 2017 Michael Graetzel met with colleagues from Moscow State University. He took part in the seminar of the Laboratory of New Materials for Solar Energy (Faculty of Materials Science and the Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow State University) and he discussed further ways of developing a joint project on perovskite solar cells with the young scientists of the University.

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31st May

The Global Energy Prize passed the Energy of Education to best universities of Russia

May 31, Laureate of the Global Energy Prize 2014 Ashot Sarkisov has presented the Energy of Education Award to the best High Educational Institutions of Russia for the organization of qualifying stages of «Case-In» International Engineering Championship.

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30th May

Young scientists presented innovations in the energy sector In St. Petersburg

On the eve of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russian young scientists presented their own developments in the energy sector in St. Petersburg. Studies that are already recognized at the highest level, allow to bring to a new level Russian geological prospecting, as well as solve issues of remote energy supply, aircraft and the production of new biofuel generation.

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30th May

World production of solar panels is developing at an active pace

June, 2 in St. Petersburg, within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the solemn ceremony of the Global Energy Prize will take place. On the eve of this event, the laureate of 2017 - Professor of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, the world-famous scientist Michael Graetzel - spoke about his developments that offer simple and effective solutions for power generation and increase the world production of solar panels.

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29th May

GEP laureate 2017 visit the OSJC “Power machines”

Today the scientific symposium Energy of Thought was held. It was attended by the General Director of Power Machines, Roman Filippov, the First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Science and Higher School of the Government of St. Petersburg, Irina Ganus, the President of the Global Energy Prize, Igor Lobovsky, the laureate 2017 - Michael Graetzel, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor of the PTI. A.F. Loffe - Vyacheslav Andreev and young winners of the Energy of Youth program: Alexey Bychkov, Sergey Kashcheev and Ivan Matsak.

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26th May

THE GEP INVITES TO THE PRESS CONFERENCE "Global Energy Trends of the 21st Century"

June 1, 2017 at 14.30 in the Press Center of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum ("Working area for journalists") will be held a press conference the "Global Energy Trends of the 21st Century"

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26th May

The Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony

The Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony will be held at Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 2, 2017. The 2017 laureate – Swiss scientist Michael Graetzel – is expected to be awarded with the golden medal by the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The prize fund amounts to 39 million rubles.

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25th May

The Scientific and Practical Symposium of Global Energy Prize in Power Machines

May 29, a scientific and practical symposium Energy of Thought will be held in Power Machines. The event is annually taking place as part of the Laureates' Week of the Global Energy Prize.

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23rd May

The Global Energy Prize Youth Day

June 1, the Global Energy Prize Youth Day will take place on the venue of the St. Petersburg State University of Economics. Attention will be focused on the winners of youth-orientated programs: Energy of Youth and Energy of Start.

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22nd May

The GEP invites to the press conference "Innovations in the field of energy efficiency and energy saving in Russia"

Three days prior to XV Global Energy Prize Awards ceremony - world-known Swiss scientist Michael Graetzel laureate 2017 will perform before journalists of St.-Petersburg for the first time. Young Russian scientists – winners of the all-Russian contest of youth scientific projects in the field of energy, The Energy of Youth will also take a part in the press conference.

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19th May

The main event of the Global Energy Prize is due in two weeks!

The 15th solemn Global Energy Prize Award ceremony for the laureate Michael Graetzel who is the world-recognized global leader in the field of solar energy is due in two weeks. The scientist is recognized for transcendent merits in development of low cost and efficient solar cells, known as «Graetzel cells», aimed to creation of cost-efficient, large-scale engineering solutions for power generation. The Swiss chemist will be awarded by the President of Russia, and will receive a monetary reward of 39 million rubles.

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19th April

Mobile solar power station handmade by pupils: The Energy of Start winners are selected

The winners of the II All-Russian program for pupils The Energy of Start are selected. Pupils from Novosibirsk won the Grand Prix of the competition for the installation of «SolarBOX12V». Mobile solar power station created by them allows to provide uninterrupted power supply for the electrical equipment designed to power 12V DC and enables to charge mobile devices and power the lamps.

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14th April

The Global Energy Prize Media contest recognizes the British: The Energy of Words goes to the journalist of The Economist

Transmitting power over thousands of kilometers requires a new electricity infrastructure, the winner of the International Media contest the Energy of Words -2017 Hal Hodson (Great Britain) is convinced. The Economist journalist`s article “Rise of the supergrid” was considered the best for the rigorous level of research, analytical insight and high standards of writing. The winner was chosen on April 14 in Moscow, Russia and will be awarded in June 2017 in St. Petersburg.

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6th April

The 2017 Global Energy Prize: international award for low-cost and efficient solar cells

Today one of the most important events in the energy field was held in Moscow. The name of the Global Energy Prize laureate was announced during the international press conference. In 2017 the prestigious award goes to Michael Graetzel (Switzerland) “for transcendent merits in development of low cost and efficient solar cells, known as “Graetzel cells”, aimed to creation of cost-efficient, large-scale engineering solutions for power generation”. He will receive a golden medal and RUB 39 million (approximately $ 693 000).

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21st March

The Global Energy Prize laureates to be announced in Moscow on April 6

The names of new laureates of prestigious international award - The Global Energy Prize – will be announced in TASS press center on April 6, 2017. The award acknowledges breakthrough achievements in the energy field. During the solemn ceremony which will be traditionally held in the framework of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, the new laureates will receive golden medals, diplomas, honorary lapel badges and will share RUB 39 000 000 (approximately $ 700 000).

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28th February

The Energy of Education awards the best Universities within the framework of CASE-IN International Championship

The 2017 Energy of Education award will acknowledge the best universities of Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia for superior organization of qualifying stages of the Fifth CASE-IN International Engineering Championship. This competition has started its work in Yekaterinburg, on February, 28. The championship is the only one practice-oriented industry education project for students of fuel, energy and mineral complex. About four thousand students and experts participate in it.

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22nd February

The Global Energy Association elevates the age requirements for the Energy of Breakthrough contest

The Global Energy Association announces the crucial modifications of the terms and conditions of the 3rd All-Russian competition of youth implemented innovative projects in the field of energy The Energy of Breakthrough. Since now the young scientists, students, post-graduate students of higher educational and research institutions as well as experts from specialized organizations under the age of 45, from all regions of Russia can participate in the contest. The deadline for the application was extended till June 16 of 2017. The winner will be announced on July 3, he will receive a personal award of RUB 1 mln.

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18th February

The Global Energy International communications project gets the Silver Archer Award

The Global Energy Association has become a laureate of the prestigious National award in the field of public relations development, Silver Archer. The project called “Scientists are the new Superheroes of the XXI Century in Russia and worldwide” which was presented in collaboration with the international communications agency FleishmanHillard and the communications group Orta, was acknowledged as the best idea in the field of the international communications.

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9th February

Nakamura’s light bulb: the Global Energy Prize laureate elaborates on LED lightning technology in the Academy of Taiwan

The Global Energy Prize laureate, Shuji Nakamura, gave a lecture in the Academia Sinica, a preeminent research institution. During his speech the highly recognized scientist explained about the invention of the bright blue LED as well as about the future of the LED lightning.

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1st February

1 MILLION RUBLES FOR NEW TECNOLOGIES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR: “THE ENERGY OF BREAKTHROUGH” OPENS THE APPLICATION PERIOD

On February 1, The Global Energy Association announces the beginning of application period for the 3rd All-Russian competition of youth implemented innovative projects in the field of energy The Energy of Breakthrough. Young scientists, students, post-graduate students of higher educational and research institutions as well as experts from specialized organizations under the age of 35, from all regions of Russia can participate in the contest. The deadline for the application is March 15. The winner will receive a personal award of RUB 1 mln.

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27th January

Arthur Rosenfeld the scientist at forefront of energy-efficiency movement, dies at 90

Doctor Arthur Rosenfeld, the Global Energy Prize laureate and the scientist, who saved trillions of dollars developing new energy efficiency standards, has died at the age of 90 at his home in California.

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20th January

The Global Energy Prize Opens International Media Competition

Calls for Top Energy Journalism Submissions for Energy of Words Award 20 JANUARY 2017, Journalists and media organizations from around the world can now make their submissions for the annual Energy of Words Award beginning the 20 of January 2017. This competition was established by the organizers of the Global Energy Prize, one of the world’s most respected awards in energy science. The Energy of Words Award aims to reward those who have written an illuminating story on the energy challenges faced worldwide or on any scientific innovations which provide new energy efficiencies.

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16th January

In memory of the Global Energy Prize laureate, RAS academician Alexander Sheindlin

An outstanding Russian scientist, the 2004 Global Energy Prize laureate, Honorary Director of the Joint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS Academician Alexander Sheindlin died on January 13, 2017.

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