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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.

22nd December

“Humanity Today Uses All Available Energy Sources”

Igor Lobovsky, President, Global Energy Association, spoke to RBC+ about Russia’s place in the global energy market and prospects of utilizing alternative energy sources.

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7th December

Negli Usa è stata inventata la centrale a combustibili fossili totalmente pulita. Speriamo che funzioni

Una coppia di attempati ingegneri decide di cambiare vita e grazie ai finanziamenti di Obama lavora al'uovo di Colombo per le emissioni. Immaginate una centrale a gas (che è una centrale che produce elettricità utilizzando il gas naturale come combustibile) a zero emissioni, senza ciminiere da cui escono minacciose nuvole di fumo. Prendete poi due brillanti e irrequieti ex studenti del Massachusetts Institute of Technology, il primo Bill Brown finito a lavorare a Wall Street, stratega finanziario per Morgan Stanley. Il secondo Miles Palmer, suo collega di università, chimico alla Saic, Science Applications International Corporation, società attiva nel settore difesa.

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6th October

The Global Energy Prize Summit was held

The main theme of the summit was 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

Both – the oil and the sun

Experts discussed a comprehensive approach in the development of world energy at the Global Energy Prize Summit.

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6th October

Hydrocarbon-Rich States Step Up Investments in Renewable Energy – IRENA

The director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency has said that the countries with large reserves of oil and gas, are taking more and more steps to increase investments in renewable energy and the share of such energy sources in their electricity mix.

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6th October

IRENA Chief Believes US Withdrawal From Paris Deal Unlikely to Undermine It

The director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency believes that the trajectory of decarbonization in the US will continue, despite the official withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.

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5th October

Laureates of the Global Energy Prize discussed the era of hydrocarbons within the framework of REW-2017

Laureates of the Global Energy Prize have discussed the current problems of the energy industry. The discussion was held within the framework of the "Formation of a new generation of technologies" event at the Russian Energy Week forum.

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20th September

How to build a modern industrial society at the lowest possible cost with minimum damage to the environment

The humanity is facing a challenge – how to build a modern industrial society at the lowest possible cost with minimum damage to the environment. The annual Global Energy Prize Summit was held under the slogan of Three E (Economics, Ecology, Energy). As a result of the discussion, another “e” was added – energy efficiency.

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19th September

Brighter Green Future

Global Energy Prize Experts have not figured out yet how to make the world switch to RES How to combine new power technologies with energy efficiency and decarbonisation of energy – that was the subject discussed by the Global Energy Prize laureates and members of the International Award Committee at the annual summit in Lyon. Experts unsurprisingly believe electric energy to be the centrepiece of the future more distributed system and to replace hydrocarbon fuel, with green generation becoming the main energy source. However, their visions of the timing of this quantum leap vary significantly. Besides, there is no consensus as to whether this transition should be supported by government subsidies, or the “new energy” has to make its way naturally, relying on market factors. Yuri Barsukov reporting.

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19th 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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18th September

The Global Energy Prize Summit 2017

The Global Energy Prize Summit 2017 took place at the Euronews headquarters in Lyon, France. It will unite the Global Energy Prize laureates, members of International Award Committee and authoritative experts from 8 countries.

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18th September

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences: 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 voiced at the sixth international energy forum 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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14th September

Superkritische CO2 drijft turbines aan

Het scheelde weinig of de orkaan Harvey had het 50 MW demonstratiemodel van Net Power’s gascentrale met CO2-afvang beschadigd. De bouwplaats aan het Houston Ship Channel liep onder water, maar de schade aan het project van zo’n € 128 miljoen bleef beperkt.

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23rd August

It’s time to accept carbon capture has failed – here’s what we should do instead

For years, optimists have talked up carbon capture and storage (CCS) as an essential part of taking emissions out of electricity generation. Yes, build wind and solar farms, they have said, but they can’t be relied on to produce enough power all the time. So we’ll still need our fleet of fossil-fuel-burning power stations; we just need to stop them pumping carbon dioxide (CO₂) into the atmosphere.

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11th July

Michael Grätzel rayonne en Russie

Ils font briller la Suisse à l’étranger (2/6)Chercheur à l’EPFL, il est l’un des chimistes les plus connus au monde pour ses travaux sur la photosynthèse. Il vient de recevoir le Global Energy Prize à Saint-Pétersbourg.

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27th June

锂电池之父吉野彰:锂电池重新定义未来

淡灰色的衬衫加暗条纹格领带、剪裁利落的黑色西装,坐在第一财经记者面前的是日本科学家吉野彰,他清瘦而有礼貌。如果不是看过他的履历,你丝毫觉察不出这是一位拿奖无数的“锂电池之父”,全程从未谈起自己有过什么荣誉,淡定地聊着对锂电池技术的理解,有一些问题会停下来思考良久再给出答案,说到兴起时他也会仰起脖子大笑。

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2nd 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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2nd June

Gas and solar to dominate future global energy mix – report

Gas and solar power will dominate the world’s energy mix within the next 50 years, according to a report released this week by the Moscow-based Global Energy Association, which administers the annual Global Energy Prize.

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2nd June

Alexander Novak bestowed Michael Graetzel the Global Energy Prize gold

The Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak presented the gold medal of the Global Energy Prize to the Swiss scientist Michael Graetzel during the ceremony at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

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1st June

CO2 levels must be cut despite consumption growth

Global Energy Prize chief calls for 10% drop by 2100. Smokes billow out of chimneys at a chemical plant in north China’s Tianjin municipality, December 23, 2008 (reissued 31 May 2017). By 2100, CO2 emissions from power, domestic and commercial space heating, industrial production, and transportation should be reduced to 10% of current level, a new study presented at the St Petersburg Economic Forum finds.

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1st June

Russia is predicted to be a global energy leader

Experts said that in 15 years the largest energy resources producer will be the United States, 50 years later – Russia, and 100 years later – China.

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1st June

Investment in renewable energy will continue to grow worldwide and in Russia in particular

ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) — Investment in renewable energy will continue to grow worldwide and in Russia in particular, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Amin told Sputnik on the sidelines of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

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30th May

Scientists from Saint- Petersburg are developing a laser scanner to search for oil and gas fields

Young scientists from the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) are working on the development of a laser device that will enable exploration of oil and gas fields. As the project manager Sergey Kashcheev has informed, the device can appear at the disposal of geologists within 3-5 years.

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24th May

Goodbye smokestacks: Startup invents zero-emission fossil fuel power

Between the energy hub of Houston, Texas, and the Gulf Coast lies a sprawling petropolis: a sea of refineries and oil storage tanks, power lines, and smokestacks, all dedicated to converting fossil fuels into dollars. They are the reason why the Houston area emits more carbon dioxide (CO2) than anyplace else in the United States.

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11th 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 heldin Moscow. The name of the Global Energy Prize laureate was announced during the international press conference. In 2017.

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7th April

Swiss professor beats Elon Musk to scoop Global Energy Prize

Solar cell technology praised as the distinguished laureate list grows Seventy-two-year-old chemist Michael Gratzel has become the 2017 Global Energy Prize laureate. The news was announced by the awarding of the organizing committee during the press conference in Moscow on April 6.

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6th April

The laureates of the Global Energy Prize will be announced in Moscow

Shortlisted nominees included, in particular, businessman Ilon Mask and Russian nuclear physicist Yuri Hovhannisyan, physicists Igor Grekhov and Viktor Orlov, and supercomputer specialist Mateo Valero Cortez.

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6th April

The laureate of the Global Energy Prize in 2017 became the Swiss, Michael Graetzel

The 72-year-old Swiss chemist Michael Graetzel became the laureate of the Global Energy Prize in 2017. This was announced on Thursday by the organizing committee of the award at a press conference in TASS.

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6th April

Laureates of Global Energy Prize will meet in Moscow and Lyon in 2017

Summits of the winners of the Global Energy Prize will be held in the second half of 2017 in Moscow and Lyon, the president of the Global Energy Association Igor Lobovsky said at a press conference in TASS.

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6th April

Head of Tesla and SpaceX Ilon Mask did not get the Global Energy Prize

The laureate became the Swiss Michael Graetzel for the development of economical and efficient photocells, known as Graetzels elements.

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4th April

Scientist Henry Sneith considers the motivation for discoveries to raise the standard of people living

Experts at the Global Energy Prize summit discussed a systemic approach in the development of world energy.

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3rd April

Candidate: The Global Energy Prize recognizes the efforts of those who work for the sake of the planet

The Spanish professor Mateo Valero Cortez said that it was a "very pleasant surprise" for him to get on the short list of the Global Energy Prize. The Global Energy Prize symbolizes recognition of the efforts of scientists and researchers who contribute to the future of the planet.

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30th March

Ilon Mask is nominated for the Global Energy Prize for the creation of Tesla

American businessman, the head of SpaceX and Tesla Motors Ilon Mask entered the short list of the Global Energy Prize, according to the website of the Global Energy Association.

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29th March

Global Energy Prize 2017 Shortlist Made Public

The Global Energy Association has released a shortlist of candidates for the 2017 Global Energy Prize, an award that honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

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20th March

The mystery will be unveiled in the very last moment

Who is going to be the Global Energy Prize laureate this year? In experts’ opinion, famous people may compete for the prestigious Global Energy Prize this year – from the ex-Secretary of Energy, Nobel laureate, Professor Steven Chu to great innovator Elon Musk, seasoned members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and technological headliners of the world.

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21st February

Revolutionary Power Plant Captures All Its Carbon Emissions, At No Extra Cost

GROWING UP IN ENGLAND after World War II, "all the youngsters like me were obsessed with aircraft," says Rodney Allam. "I had a picture on my wall of Chuck Yeager when he broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, the earliest turbine-driven aircraft." Those high-powered machines were inspirational. Allam became a chemical engineer and went to work at the U.K. division of Air Products & Chemicals, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. There in the 1970s, he became obsessed with an idea: how to capture the carbon-dioxide emissions from the U.K.'s giant coal-burning power plants? He already knew where to put the CO2. BP and Royal Dutch Shell would jump at the chance to inject it into their vast oilfields in the North Sea. Injecting the gas (which acts as a solvent to free up stubborn crude oil) has long been a common practice in West Texas fields, where oil companies tap naturally occurring reservoirs of CO2. But there were none of those in England.

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2nd January

Can Carbon Capture Technology Prosper Under Trump?

The technology, carbon capture, involves pulling carbon dioxide out of smokestacks and industrial processes before the climate-altering gas can make its way into the atmosphere. Mr. Trump’s denial of the overwhelming scientific evidence supporting climate change, a view shared by many of his cabinet nominees, might appear to doom any such environmental initiatives.

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