Nominations open for Global Energy Prize

One of the world’s most respected awards in energy science is now accepting nominations for its more than $1 million award.

The Global Energy Prize annually rewards innovation and solutions in global energy research and its concurrent environmental challenges. The degree to which a development contributes to the benefit of humanity is a key driver in deciding the recipient of the prize. Applications will be accepted through February 29, 2012. Candidates can be nominated only by highly-rated scientists, such as Nobel Prize Laureates for physics or chemistry, past Laureates of the Global Energy Prize, and Laureates of the Kyoto, Max Planck, Wolf and Balzan prizes.

The prize will be presented to the winner by the President of Russia at an official ceremony that will take place as part of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2012.

The winner of the 2012 prize will be selected by an International Prize award committee, which includes 37 internationally based scientists and specialists, as well as representatives of international research organisations.

The award will be given for outstanding achievement in the field of energy, including discoveries, inventions and fundamental research providing new opportunities for energy industry development.