The winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize were announced on 15 January 2013 at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2013.
15 January 2013: The winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize were announced on 15 January 2013 at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2013.
The US$4 million in prize money was awarded to businesses, individuals and schools in five categories based on leadership, long-term vision, innovation, and impact generating ideas and real-world solutions for advancing sustainable energy.
In the category of Large Corporation, Siemens received the award for its contributions to the reduction of emissions and energy consumption through innovative green technologies. Ceres won the Non-governmental Organization award for its work with government, business, and financial leaders on promoting a more sustainable economy. The for-profit social enterprise D.light Design received the prize for Small and Medium Size Enterprises for its solar lighting and power products targeting the rural poor in the developing world. The Lifetime Achievement award went to José Goldemberg in recognition of his contributions to sugarcane ethanol research and long-term work on energy science and policy.
Finally, the Global High Schools category recognized achievements on four continents: Secundaria Técnica 120 School, Mexico; Okehampton College, UK; Kirya Secondary School, Tanzania; and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School, United Arab Emirates.
The 2013 award drew 579 submissions from participants in 88 countries. [Zayed Future Energy Prize New Release] [WFES Website] [Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2013] [Siemens News Release] [Ceres News Release] [d.light design News Release]