The jury for the 2016 Zayed Future Energy Prize has selected the winners for the international renewable energy and sustainability awards, which will be formally announced at the awards ceremony on January 16th, 2017 during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
The Zayed Future Energy Prize awards are in five categories, which are Large Corporation, Small and Medium Enterprise, Non-Profit Organisation, Global High Schools, and a Lifetime Achievement Award, and the winners of this year’s awards were selected from among 30 finalists.
“For nine years, the Zayed Future Energy Prize has been an influential platform for the much-needed action to resolve sustainability challenges facing our planet. Through the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE has issued a call to action on a global scale. Today, we see that call has been answered by true industry pioneers, innovators and young people that are forging a path to sustainable prosperity.” – Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Chair of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury and Former President of the Republic of Iceland.
The Zayed Future Energy Prize awards a total of $4 million, with $1.5 million each going to the winners of the SME and NPO categories, $500,000 going tothe Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and each of the five Global High Schools winners receiving $100,000.
“Our wise leadership established the Zayed Future Energy Prize to be a springboard for partnerships and innovations that will help solve global energy and sustainability challenges. Today, this mission has positively impacted the lives of more than 200 million people worldwide through an international community of prize-winners.” – His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Director General of the Zayed Future Energy Prize.
More information can be found at the Zayed Future Energy Prize website.
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