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 perovskite technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 31, Laureate of the Global Energy Prize 2017 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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.