Renewable energy leaders meet to discuss global energy mix

Renewable energy leaders meet to discuss global energy mix

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The Zayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE’s international awards for renewable energy and sustainability, recently brought together global energy leaders and influencers ’to address the urgency of transforming the global energy mix to safeguard energy security, enhance energy access in rural areas and mitigate climate change.’
The panel also met to discuss the winners of 2018, which will be announced on 15 January 2018, at the opening ceremony of Sustainability Week in Abu Dhabi.
Chair of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury and Former President of the Republic of Iceland, HE Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson said: “Ten years ago, Abu Dhabi was willing to go against the current; believed in its mission and created the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Its biggest contribution thus far, is demonstrating to the world that there is an urgent need for energy transformation and that it is a reality. Truly, the Prize has given us an optimistic message that change is necessary and possible, and is in fact, happening on many different levels of society.”
Vice-Chair of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Dr Han Seung-Soo said: “The challenge of climate change is entirely dependent on how we deal with energy problem. The work that the Zayed Future Energy Prize has done in advocating sustainable energy practices is a great service to humanity as it encourages the decarbonisation of the energy sector.”
Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency, Adnan Amin said: “Innovation is a key driver of the global energy transformation we are witnessing with renewable energy at its heart. IRENA’s analysis shows that this transformation creates jobs, improves human health and welfare, and will generate up to $19 trillion in global GDP growth by 2050. The Zayed Future Energy Prize recognizes visionaries and innovators who are pushing the boundaries of innovation in technology and business so we can accelerate this energy transformation and leapfrog to a sustainable energy future.”

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