60 countries file nominations for Zayed Future Energy Prize

September 1st, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, Sep 1 (IANS) More than 350 nominations from over 60 countries have been received for the Zayed Future Energy Prize awarded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), WAM news agency reported Tuesday.
The Zayed Future Energy Prize selection committee and jury will review the entries and the prize will be awarded Jan 19, 2010 during the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.

Sultan Al Jaber, the director general of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, said: “Finding clean energy solutions to meet our growing energy needs is fundamental to preventing the effects of climate change and ensuring sustainable growth.

“However, such solutions will require an unconventional approach that bring into play not only technological innovation, but social growth and economic viability as well.”

The Zayed Future Energy Prize was launched in 2008 by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The prize is given in memory of the founding father of the emirate, Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan.

The prize attracted 204 nominations from over 50 countries last year.

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