579 entries for Zayed energy prize

The Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world’s pre-eminent prize for demonstrated renewable energy and sustainability solutions, closed for submissions on July 16, with a record 579 submissions, an increase of 36 percent over last year and 386 percent over 2009, the first year the prize was awarded.

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Published: Tue 24 Jul 2012, 9:20 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:17 PM

Submissions and nominations for the 2013 prize came from all over the world including Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, North America, Central America and the Caribbean, South America, Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Australia and Oceania.

Celebrating its fifth year on January 15, 2013, the prize award ceremony, taking place during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week being held from January 13 to 17, 2013, is scheduled to award five categories: Large Corporation, Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME), Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), an individual for the Lifetime Achievement Award and up to five different high schools from five regions across the globe for the Global High Schools Prize.

CEO of Masdar and Director-General of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, explained: “We are especially pleased about the quality of submissions for the prize in 2012 which have continued to evolve with every passing year due to the unwavering efforts of our Alumni, committee members and our various stakeholders.”

Moreover, as part of its ongoing outreach and communications strategy, the Zayed Future Energy Prize has been participating in a variety of engagement forums around the world, since opening for submissions on March 5, 2012, including the UK, the US, Japan, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. “We are currently working with our research and analyses partners to identify the candidates that will be passed on to the Review Committee, which is scheduled to deliberate on September 9-10,” he said.

“We look forward to sharing the first list of shortlisted candidates with the world,” he added.

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