Zayed Future Energy Prize announces winners19. January 2012 | Industry & Suppliers, Markets & Trends | By: Shamsiah Ali-Oettinger
Zayed Future Energy Prize, today, announced its 2012 awards winners from the World Future Energy Summit, distributing USD3.5 million to winners and runners-up across three categories.
The Carbon Disclosure Project, Orb Energy, Schneider Electric and U.S. physicist Dr. Ashok Gadgil are named in this list.
Carbon Disclosure Project, the UK-based organization that measures, discloses, manages and shares environmental information, won the Small-to-Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) category.
Orb Energy, an Indian solar company, was named first runner-up in the SME &NGO category with a cash prize of USD1 million. Environmental Defense Fund, the US-based non-profit organization that engages in environmental advocacy globally, received USD500,000 as the second runner-up, for its actions to create awareness and expand the adoption of renewable energy and sustainability practices.
Gadgil was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award for his sustainable humanitarian work in Darfur and pioneering efforts to invent the energy efficient “Berkeley – Darfur” cooking stove, which reduces the need for firewood by 55 percent.
Schneider Electric, a France-based global specialist in energy management, received the Large Corporations award, garnering acknowledgment for its efforts across the world to enhance energy access, efficiency and safety.
The organisation's prizes are awarded annually to large corporations, individuals, small businesses and non-governmental organizations that have made significant contributions to the future of energy, climate change and sustainability.