Global Energy Prize Summit Aims at Revolutionising Energy Thinking

Oct 22, 2012, 11:32 ET from Global Energy Prize

MOSCOW, October 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

World-leading scientists, politicians, industry representatives and media will meet in Moscow on 25-26 October at the Global Energy Prize Summit to discuss the role of scientific discoveries in solving the world's most pressing energy and climate challenges.

The event will mark the 10th anniversary of the Global Energy Prize (GEP) and will, among others, feature Russian Minister of Energy Novak as well as Nobel Prize winners and current GEP Laureates Jaures Alferov and Rodney John Allam.

As part of the Energy Dialogue Forum, world-leading scientists will delve into the controversial topic of "perpetual motion" - i.e. the creation of motion without external sources of energy. Latest developments in biotechnology will serve as basis for the discussion.

"We realize just how important these kinds of truly revolutionary solutions are. They can lead us to real breakthroughs in ensuring energy security for all humanity, improving the lives of millions of people, opening up new opportunities for space exploration, and for carrying out big new programmes and projects," said President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the importance of scientific discoveries.

Over the past 10 years the Global Energy Prize has awarded those scientists who have contributed to the development of revolutionary energy technologies aimed at providing better security of supply and cheaper energy sources, and offering solutions to climate change problems. In doing so, the Prize has contributed to the promotion of scientific discoveries and innovation around the world.

The event will be attended by a number of GEP laureates, including Rodney John Allam (UK), a Nobel Prize winner awarded the GEP Prize for the development of new processes and equipment for production of gases and cryogenic liquids, as well as for the development and implementation of technology for the production of electricity in power systems. Other speakers include Clement Bowman (Canada), developer of ProGrid Evaluation Methodology and Leonard J. Koch (USA), granted the Global Energy Prize in 2004 for physical-technical basis and the development of fast reactors.

"Over the years the International Energy Week has been held it has become one of the most authoritative forums for the development of international scientific, technological and energy collaboration. The Global Energy Prize has made an essential contribution to scientific and technological progress," commented Oleg Budargin, the Chairman of the Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System (JSC "FGC UES").

About the Global Energy Prize

The Global Energy Prize awards over $1m USD each year, and thus far has been granted to 27 scientists from around the globe, including past Laureates from the US, Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Russia, Ukraine and Japan. The President of the Russian Federation participates in each year's award ceremony held at the conclusion of a week-long celebration of the awardees' work, Laureates' Week. Other world leaders who have supported the prize include former US President George W. Bush, former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, former French President Jacques Chirac and current Canadian Prime Minister, Steven Harper.

For further details about the Global Energy Prize Summit as well as to receive accreditation details please contact Oksana Shesternina, Account Manager at Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard, at, or on +7-495-937-3131.

SOURCE Global Energy Prize