Deltakere av prosjektet «The Energy Of Adventure» besøkte Oslo

Vinnerne av den allrussiske konkurranse innenfor rammen av programmet «The Energy Of Adventure» Egor Golosjov (20 år, fra Zlatoust) og Mariya Khromova (23 år, fra Moskva) besøkte Oslo18-21. august d.å.

Programmet er et nytt prosjekt innenfor premie ”The Gobal Energy” som er et av de mest prestisjefylle internasjonale premier. Det tildeles for fremtredende vitenskapelige resultater på energiområde som er blitt til nytte for hele menneskeheten. Programmet har som mål å vise viktighet av nye tilnærminger innenfor energi, samt behov for det internasjonale samarbeidet på energiområde.

Konkurransens vinnere reiser verden rundt for å finne interessante historier om energitema. I Oslo besøkte E.Golosjov og M.Khromova Haraldrudanlegget, Oslo Renewable Energy and Environment Cluster, og hadde et møte med representanter for olje- og gasskonsernet Statoil.

Oslo, 29 august 2012

The Global Energy Prize

1. Overview

The Global Energy Prize is an independent award for outstanding scientific research and technological development in energy, which contribute to efficiency and environmentally friendly energy sources for the benefit of humanity.

The award was established in Russia, through «Global Energy», Non-profit partnership and with the support of leading Russian energy companies Gazprom, Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System and Surgutneftegaz. Laureates are presented with their award by the President of Russia.

The Global Energy Prize promotes energy development as a science and demonstrates the importance of international energy cooperation, as well as public and private investment in energy supply, energy efficiency and energy security. It stands for the belief that advances in science and technology should serve the long-term interests of human development, improving social security and living standards of people in all countries.

In 2011 at the award ceremony of The Global Energy Prize in St. Petersburg, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said: "This prize is quite representative and its conferment recognizes exceptional contribution to science and the overall understanding of energy problems on our planet. The prize's increasing prestige is largely tied to increasing attention toward energy efficiency - in other words, the future of energy".

The Global Energy Prize's Board of Trustees is made up of: Vladimir Bogdanov, CEO of Surgutneftegaz; Eugeni Velihov, academician and President of the SRC Kurchatov Institute; Oleg Budargin, Chairman of the Board of UES FGC; Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Peace Prize winner; Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia; Sergei Kirienko, Director General of Rosatom; Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom; Chairman, President of Rosneft Igor Sechin; Sergei Yastrzhembsky, director and television presenter.

2. Statistics

Since 2003, The Global Energy Prize has been awarded to 27 Laureates from 9 countries: the UK, Germany, Iceland, Canada, Russia, USA, Ukraine, France and Japan. In 2012, the prize fund amounted to 33 million rubles (approximately USD $l,2m).

The list of those eligible to nominate a scientist for the Prize consists of more than 1600 scientists from 48 countries in the world and is updated annually. Among them are Nobel Laureates in physics and chemistry, winners of the Kyoto, Max Planck, Wolf or Balzan prizes, and previous winners of the Global Energy Prize. The final choice of Laureates is decided by the International Committee of the Global Energy Prize, which consists of 37 respected scientists from 11 countries.

The 2012 ceremonial presentation of The Global Energy Prize took place on 21 June 2012 as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

3. The Global Energy Prize - An Umbrella Brand in Russia

The Global Energy Prize program also includes the following projects:

  • The Energy Of Youth - A competition of youth research projects in the energy sector, conducted annually among the core research and educational institutions of the Russian Federation. All scientists participating in the project are under the age of 35 years. The project aims to promote progress in the Russian energy sector, by encouraging young scientists and increasing their interest in research in this area.
  • The Energy Of Word - An international media competition, which aims to encourage the media and individual journalists to cover energy issues. From 2011, this competition has been held under the auspices of the international journalistic competition PRESSzvanie.
  • The Energy Of Knowledge - A series of interactive lectures given by the winners of the Global Energy Prize and other prominent energy scholars. This program works to promote the development of positive interest about energy in young people, unleashing the potential of young scientists, to solve personnel problems in the energy sector.
  • The Energy of Kids - A contest held throughout Russia, rewarding childrens' creative projects which reference the energy sector.
  • World Energy - The purpose of this recent project is to provide the public and industry experts with details of the most important and ambitious projects in the global energy sector.
  • The Energy of Adventure - A new program of «Global Energy», Non- profit partnership in which two young people from Russia, a male and a female aged between 18 and 26, will have the opportunity to take part in the adventure of a lifetime - a round-the-world trip to discover the most interesting energy related stories of the planet. The project is designed to make the most of younger generation's energy and enthusiasm to inspire youth, and the young at heart, to learn about the earth's current energy challenges and realize that the future of humanity depends on their decisions, determination, and curiosity.