Global Energy Prize

The Global Energy Prize is an international award in the field of energy industry which is given for "outstanding scientific research and scientific-technical developments in the field of energy which promote greater efficiency and environmental security for energy sources on Earth in the interests of all mankind".

The Global Energy Prize
Awarded foroutstanding scientific research and scientific-technical developments in the field of energy which promote greater efficiency and environmental security for energy sources on Earth in the interests of all mankind
CountryRussian Federation
Presented byThe Association for the development of international research and projects in the energy sector "Global Energy"
Reward(s)statuette, diploma, monetary prize of 39 million russian rubles ($530,000)
First awarded2003; 19 years ago (2003)
Number of laureates45 (as of 2021)
Websiteglobalenergyprize.org/en/ (in English)
globalenergyprize.org/ru/ (in Russian)
Announcement of 2020 award winners in the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics in Kaluga, Russia

It was founded in 2002 at the initiative of a Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Zhores Alferov. The headquarters are in Moscow, Russia. The prize is awarded by the President of Russia or "a person authorized by the president". The media and the professional community consider it "a biggest Russian award" and "one of the biggest in the world". Some depictions in the press described it as "a Russian analogue to the Nobel prize".[1] This is confirmed by the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence which includes the Prize in its "top-99" list of the most recognized global awards.[2] It is the only award from Russia included in this list.

The award is managed by The Global Energy Association, which is dedicated to the development of international research and projects in energy industry. Besides award, the Association oversees conferences and informational programmes in this field, programmes for younger scientists and produces an annual report "Ten breakthrough ideas in energy for the next 10 years".


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