Select Language

NEWS

RECOGNISING OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN ENERGY

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.

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
14th September

The solemn ceremony of presenting the Global Energy Prize will take place in Moscow

The solemn ceremony of presenting the Global Energy Prize to the 2018 laureates will take place on October 4, at 12:00, on the second day of the "Russian Energy Week" forum. This year the scientists from Russia and Australia, Academician Sergei Alekseenko of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Professor Martin Green, are awarded a high prize. The bonus fund in 2018 is 39 million rubles.

READ MORE

14th September

Global Energy Association invites to the first press conference of the Global Energy Prize Laureates

The first official press conference of the Global Energy Prize-2018 laureates will take place on October 2 at the TASS press-center. The experts will be talking about their innovative projects and scientific developments, assessing energy trends and presenting industry development forecasts. The event starts at 11.00, at the TASS press center.

READ MORE

12th September

Rae Kwon Chung gave the lecture within the framework of the "Energy of Knowledge" at EEF-2018

On September 11 the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member Rae Kwon Chung, an international expert in the field of energy and climate change, presented a speech on "The forecast of the world energy development until 2030" within the framework of The Energy of Knowledge program.

READ MORE

12th September

VEF-2018: Scientists will lead the regional energy dialogue

The panel session "Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia" was held at VEF-2018 on September 11. International experts, heads of scientific institutes and leaders of organizations assessed the prospects for energy cooperation in the region and determined the mechanisms for its activation. The Global Energy Association has organized the session.

READ MORE

7th September

The Energy of Knowledge at EEF-2018: Rae Kwon Chung gives a forecast for the world energy development

On September 11 the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member Rae Kwon Chung, an international expert in the field of energy and climate change, will present a speech on "The forecast of the world energy development until 2030" within the framework of The Energy of Knowledge program. The speaker is going to talk about energy and environmental problems threatening the international community and about the ways of eliminating them.

READ MORE

6th September

Energy cooperation in Northeast Asia: international experts to determine joint projects at EEF-2018

A panel session "Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia" will be held on September 11, within the framework of the EEF-2018. Leading international experts will discuss the joint projects in the energy sector and propose a plan for their implementation. The Global Energy Association on development of international research and projects in the field of energy organizes the panel session.

READ MORE

4th September

Global Energy Prize Laureate believes that renewable energy is unlikely to compete with nuclear power plants

According to Sergey Alekseenko's interview with TASS, the renewable energy sources in the world energy market are a new powerful player.

READ MORE

4th September

Global Energy Prize Laureate urged the development of fast neutron reactors in Russia

Global Energy Prize-2018 Laureate Sergey Alekseenko urged the development of fast neutron reactors in Russia. At the same time, as he noted in his TASS interview, it is hardly possible to count on the large-scale use of such reactors by 2050.

READ MORE

31st August

The Energy of Words International Media Contest results: the winner is a journalist from Canada

"Climate skepticism has nothing to do with science," says Jeff Dembicki, a Canadian journalist and the Foreign Policy author. His article “The Convenient Disappearance of Climate Change Denial in China. From Western plot to the party line, how China embraced climate science to become a green-energy powerhouse” was named the best in The Energy of Words-2018 contest for its analytical approach, the depth of the research topic and literary skills. The winner will get his award during the Global Energy Prize Laureates Week in early October.

READ MORE

28th August

Valentin Parmon: "Akademgorodok 2.0 will create new clusters for unification of science, education and industrial production"

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin along with Acting Governor of the Novosibirsk Region Andrey Travnikov and the SB RAS Chairman, the Global Energy Prize-2011 laureate Valentin Parmon, discussed the development of the Novosibirsk Science Center "Akademgorodok 2.0" at the 6th International Forum of Technological Development "Technoprom-2018" in Novosibirsk.

READ MORE

22nd August

The Global Energy Association to support the Energy of Youth Forum - 2018

The Global Energy Association will take part in the VIII Interregional Summer Education Forum the Energy of Youth in Kislovodsk, held during August 24-30, 2018. On the first day, the association organizes a discussion board themed "Popular Science. An Image of a Modern Young Scientist "as well as participates in a number of other events.

READ MORE

21st August

The winner of the Energy of Breakthrough will get one million rubles for protecting the environment from harmful emissions

The Global Energy Association summed up the results of the IV All-Russian contest of implemented innovative projects in the field of energy, The Energy of Breakthrough. This year’s winner is a young scientist from St Petersburg Alexey Trinchenko. He will receive an award in the amount of one million rubles for providing a scientific base for the efficiency of reducing the number of harmful substances during the combustion of solid fuel (coal, peat, oil shale) and increasing the reliability of furnaces and boilers at thermal electric power plants.

READ MORE

26th July

Mega Prize from Russia: The Global Energy Prize on the list of outstanding awards

The Global Energy Prize was entered into the list of ICDA (The International Congress of Distinguished Awards). In its prestige rating the Global Energy Prize is in the category of “mega prizes” for its laudable goals, practices exemplary and the overall prize fund.

READ MORE

23rd July

The winner of the Energy of Breakthrough Contest 2018 was recognized

The Global Energy Association summed up the results of the IV All-Russian contest of implemented innovative projects in the field of energy, the Energy of Breakthrough. In 2018 the winner became Trinchenko Alexsey, Associate Professor of “Nuclear and Thermal Energy Department” of the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. The scientist will get an award in the amount of RUB 1 mln for environmental protection from harmful emissions of thermal electric power plants.

READ MORE

6th July

Silk Road Super Grid and Eco-Village will face the climate crisis challenge

The global climatic changes will become a great trial for the Silk Road countries. "By 2100 the average temperature on the planet can rise by 6°C. Even if the average temperature can be controled within 2°C (the targeted indicator set by the Paris Climate Agreement), Central Asian countries will be particularly sensitive to the negative impact of global warming. The threat of prolonged droughts, shortage of water resources, poor yields will be preserved, which in the long run will lead to more intensive migration of rural population to cities. Climate change will also affect urban infrastructure, which will subsequently affect the economy of cities", considers Rae Kwon Chung, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, UN Secretary-General`s High-level Expert and Leaders Panel (HELP) on water and disasters, Adviser to the Chairman.

READ MORE

3rd July

The Global Energy Prize laureate received a certificate of gratitude from Vladimir Putin

Russian ambassador to Iceland Anton Vasilev handed to Professor Thorsteinn Ingi Sigfusson, the 2007 Global Energy Prize laureate, Director General of the Innovation Center of Iceland, a certificate of gratitude from Russian President Vladimir Putin “for a major contribution to the development of international scientific cooperation”.

READ MORE

2nd July

The application period for the Energy of Youth contest has started

Starting from July 1 the Global Energy Association began accepting applications for participation in the XV All-Russian competition of youth research projects in the field of energy the Energy of Youth. The deadline for applications is September 14, 2018. The contest provides for three directions, where one winner will be determined. The winners will receive grants for RUB 1 million to continue their research. The total grant fund of the competition is RUB 3 million.

READ MORE

29th June

Among the first: The Global Energy Prize ranks the TOP-99 of international scientific awards

According to IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, the Global Energy Prize ranks TOP-99 of the prestigious and significant international awards and is the only award from Russia included in this list.

READ MORE

22nd June

Terms of the application period for the Energy of Words International Media Contest are shortened

Entries must be submitted until July 27, 2018 via the Global Energy Association website. The Energy of Words aims to reward those who have written an illuminating story on the energy challenges faced worldwide or on any scientific innovation which provides new energy efficiencies. Journalists from all over the world are invited to take part in the contest.

READ MORE

22nd June

The Global Energy Association will become a member-partner of GEIDCO

The Global Energy Association and the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) held talks, discussing prospective directions of cooperation. The parties agreed on signing a partnership agreement, entrance the Global Energy Association in the membership of GEIDCO and development of joint initiatives’ implementation program.

READ MORE

20th June

KLAUS RIEDLE'S FOUNDATION AND MPEI: RESULTS OF COOPERATION

A discussion on the results of the partnership between Klaus Riedle’s Foundation, the National Research University “MPEI”, the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) and Siemens was held within an academic colloquium at MPEI. The Global Energy Association headed by Alexander Ignatov, acting President of the Global Energy Association, took part in the discussion as well.

READ MORE

13th June

Silk Road Super Grid: new Asian paradigm of renewable energy development

Rae Kwon Chung, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, UN Secretary-General`s High-level Expert and Leaders Panel (HELP) on water and disasters, Adviser to the Chair, is convinced that the Silk Road Super Grid is up to solve the problem of the energy shortage of underdeveloped countries, HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) technology can transmit electricity over 6,000 kms.

READ MORE

7th June

Adnan Amin gave a lecture at MGIMO University within the Energy of Knowledge program

Adnan Amin (UAE), member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) gave a lecture within the framework of the Energy of Knowledge program of the Global Energy Association at Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He presented the report “Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050”, initiated by IRENA.

READ MORE

7th June

Decarbonization, digitalization and the search of global energy issues’ solutions – Energy of knowledge was held at MPEI

Rae Kwon Chung, Steven Griffiths and Thomas Blees, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee members, gave a lecture on the actual global energy issues within the framework of the Energy of Knowledge program at National Research University MPEI on June 6, 2018.

READ MORE

6th June

Scientists from Russia and Australia have become the 2018 Global Energy Prize laureates

The names of the Global Energy Prize laureates were announced during the official press conference in Moscow on June 6. In 2018, the prestigious award goes to scientists from Russia and Australia. Russian academician Sergey Alekseenko will be awarded for developments in the field of heat power engineering, which allow creating modern energy-saving equipment while Professor Martin Green will be recognized for technologies in photovoltaics increasing cost effectiveness and efficiency of solar cells. The solemn Award Ceremony will be held in October within the framework of the Russian Energy Week International Forum. The laureates of 2018 will receive golden medals, diplomas, honorary lapel badges and will share RUB 39 000 000 (approximately $ 650 000).

READ MORE

4th June

The Energy of Education was awarded at the final of CASE-IN championship

The final of the VI International Engineering Championship CASE-IN, which brought together 500 students from 55 technical universities of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic, was completed in Moscow.

READ MORE

25th May

The Global Energy Prize 2018 Shortlist made public at SPIEF

The short list of the nominees for the Global Energy Prize was announced today, May 25, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2018). Within the framework of the panel session ‘Science is doing what politics cannot do’ Rae Kwon Chung (Korea), the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee member, unveiled the top 10 of candidates. Among the possible winners of the award, which recognizes annually breakthrough technologies in the field of energy from all over the world, are the world's leading scientists. They represent Australia, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia and the USA. The laureates of the Global Energy Prize will be announced on June 6, 2018 during the official press conference in Moscow.

READ MORE

25th May

Nobuo Tanaka might become a new member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee

On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the delegation of the Global Energy Prize led a discussion with Nobuo Tanaka, Chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency.

READ MORE

25th May

Road Map for Global Energy Transformation to be considered at MGIMO University

Adnan Amin (UAE), member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will give a lecture within the framework of the Energy of Knowledge program of the Global Energy Association at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). The theme of the lecture is “Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050”, initiated by IRENA. Starting at 16.30 (lecture hall TBC).

READ MORE

25th May

Energy of Knowledge at MPEI

Rae Kwon Chung, Steven Griffiths and Thomas Blees, the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee members, will give a lecture on the actual global energy issues at National Research University MPEI on June 6, 2018. A series of their speeches will be held within the framework of the Energy of Knowledge program of the Global Energy Association. Starting at 10 a.m.

READ MORE

24th May

The Global Energy Association and Euronews TV channel signed a new agreement of cooperation at SPIEF-2018

The Global Energy Association and Euronews TV channel signed a new agreement of cooperation at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on May 24, 2018. It concerns strengthening the current international media partnership between the parties.

READ MORE

24th May

The Global Energy Association and the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) discussed the terms of cooperation at SPIEF-2018

On May 24, 2018 the Global Energy Association started the first day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum with a business meeting along with its colleagues from the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). During the negotiations, the president of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergeev Alexander and the acting president of the Global Energy Association Ignatov Alexander discussed the prospects for cooperation and further signing of a partnership agreement.

READ MORE

23rd May

The Energy of Education will be awarded at the final of CASE-IN championship

The 2018 Energy of Education award will acknowledge the best universities of Russia and the CIS for superior organization of qualifying stages of the Fifth CASE-IN International Engineering Championship. Supporting the efforts of universities in the preparation of a new generation of engineers from Russia and the CIS, the organizing committee of the Championship alongside with the Global Energy Association established a special award the Energy of Education in 2013.

READ MORE

22nd May

SPIEF-2018: the economy of trust between Russia and Italy

Within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the round table "Russia-Italy" and the session "Italian technologies for a new quality of life" are scheduled with the participation of the former Minister of Education of Italy, the Global Energy Prize expert Francesco Profumo.

READ MORE

17th May

THE GLOBAL ENERGY PRIZE LAUREATES - 2018 TO BE ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 6

The names of new laureates of an international award - The Global Energy Prize – will be announced in TASS press center on June 6, 2018. The award annually acknowledges breakthrough achievements in the energy field, which help humanity to solve the most serious energy issues. During the solemn ceremony which will be held in the framework of the Russian Energy Week International Forum, the new laureates will receive golden medals, diplomas, honorary lapel badges and will share RUB 39 000 000 (approximately $ 650 000).

READ MORE

3rd May

The Global Energy Association announces the launch of the Energy of Words International Media Contest

Journalists and media organizations from around the world can now make their submissions for the annual Energy of Words Contest beginning the 3 of May 2018. The Energy of Words aims to reward those who have written an illuminating story on the energy challenges faced worldwide or on any scientific innovation which provides new energy efficiencies.

READ MORE

27th April

The Global Energy Association supported the New idea contest

The Global Energy association took part in the award ceremony for the winners of the All-Russian New Idea contest for the best scientific and technical development among the youth of enterprises and organizations of the fuel and energy complex in 2017.

READ MORE

25th April

The deadline for the application period in the Energy of Breakthrough 2018 contest has been extended

The Global Energy Association announces the extension of the application submission for participation in the IV All-Russian competition of implemented innovative projects in the field of energy, the Energy of Breakthrough. The period has been prolonged due to the contestants` numerous requests. Registration will be open until June 30, 2018.

READ MORE

18th April

Unprecedented policy actions will determine future energy mix

According to experts of the VII Global Energy Prize Summit, which was held today, April 18th, unprecedented policy actions will determine future energy mix. Fostering the climate of trust and encouraging international dialogue will serve as key instruments in the formation of balance in the digital world. This conclusion was made by well-known world scientists, politicians and industry experts from Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Korea, the UAE, Russia, the United States and France.

READ MORE

11th April

Modelisation and simulation of energy mix in the future digital world: The VII GEPS in Turin

The VII Global Energy Prize Summit will take place at Energy Centre-Politecnico di Torino on April, 18 (Turin, Italy). World-leading scientists, politicians and industry experts from 8 countries will meet to discuss the most pressing energy and climate challenges. Modelisation and simulation of energy mix in the future digital world will be the centre of their attention.

READ MORE

1st April

Academic Nakoryakov has died

Vladimir Nakoryakov died at the age of 82 years on April 1, 2018, reported Russian newswire TASS with reference to the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Vladimir Eliferievich was an outstanding scientist, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, laureate of the Global Energy Energy Prize - 2007 for the project "Physicotechnical Bases of Power Technologies — Hydrodinamics and Heat Exchange, Non-Stationary and Wave Processes in Multiphase Mediums".

READ MORE

27th March

The Energy of Knowledge: Michael Graetzel discussing a profitable alternative to silicon-based solar cells

There is a profitable alternative to silicon-based solar cells, the Global Energy Prize laureate-2017 Michael Graetzel is convinced. He highlighted his own development, the Graetzel cells, on March 27, within the Energy of Knowledge program. The scientist gave a lecture at KIT (Germany) on “Light and Energy – Mesoscopic Photosystems for the Generation of Electricity and Fuels from Sunlight”.

READ MORE

21st March

The Global Energy Prize laureate to give lecture at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The Global Energy Prize laureate-2017 and inventor of dye sensitized solar cells Michael Graetzel is to give lecture at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) on Mesoscopic Photosystems for the Generation of Electricity and Fuels from Sunlight. It will be held on March 27, 2018 from 14:00 pm to 15:10 pm and streamed life at KIT`s website.

READ MORE

13th March

The Global Energy Prize laureate – an honorary doctorate at Chalmers 2018

The Global Energy Prize laureate and nuclear power expert Lars G Larsson is to receive honorary doctorate at Chalmers University of Technology for his contributions to nuclear reactor safety in Sweden and abroad.

READ MORE

1st March

One million rubles for energetic innovations: the application period for the Energy of Breakthrough-2018 contest is opened

On March 1, the Global Energy Association starts accepting applications for participation in the IV All-Russian contest of implemented innovative energy projects, the Energy of Breakthrough. Scientists, students, PhD students and specialists of industry organizations under the age of 45 can take part in it. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2018. The winner will receive a personal bonus of 1 million rubles.

READ MORE

27th February

44 scientists from 14 countries will compete for the title of laureates of the Global Energy Prize in 2018

The acceptance of nomination applications for the Global Energy Prize has been completed for the current year. The laureates of the XVI award cycle will be selected from 44 scientists representing 14 countries. Their names will be announced on June 7.

READ MORE

20th February

1 000 000 rubles for energetic innovations: the application period for the Energy of Breakthrough 2018 contest is opened

On March 1, the Global Energy Association starts accepting applications for participation in the IV All-Russian competition of implemented innovative energy projects Energy of Breakthrough. Russian scientists under the age of 45 can take part in it. The main criterion is the availability of own development, implemented in production. The winner will receive a personal bonus of 1 million rubles.

READ MORE

9th February

Russia needs synchrotrons: Vladimir Putin supported the idea of the Global Energy Prize laureate

Yesterday, during a meeting of the Council for Science and Education, which Vladimir Putin hold in Novosibirsk, the Global Energy Prize laureate - 2016, the chairman of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Valentin Parmon, suggested the creation of a synchrotron radiation center and a large research complex for collective use.

READ MORE

30th January

The Global Energy Prize laureate: Russia needs to prepare for the development of the Arctic fields

The UN Commission on the limits of the continental shelf (CLCS) held its regular session yesterday in New York. In the period up to March 16, the experts should make their final decision on Russia's claim to the Lomonosov ridge and Mendeleev rive, which are rich with hydrocarbons. According to forecasts there are about 4.9 billion tons of fuel equivalent, and its extraction will require the development of equipment and technologies.

READ MORE

Developed by Brickwall