Press Release

29 October 2015

Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury Selects Winners for 2016 Edition

The prestigious Jury of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE’s international awards for energy and sustainability pioneers, today selected eight winners across four categories for its 2016 awards cycle. The winners will be announced and honoured at a special ceremony following the inauguration of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) on January 18, 2016.

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11 October 2015

29 Finalists to Contend for 2016 Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards

The Zayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE’s international awards for energy and sustainability pioneers, selected 29 finalists for the 8th cycle of the prize, following a two-day meeting in Abu Dhabi, October 4th – 5th.

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05 October 2015

COP21 and Beyond: UAE panel debates climate change

Yesterday in Abu Dhabi, a high-profile panel of experts in the fields of energy, environment and sustainability, debated with students from a range of UAE educational institutions including Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI)....

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03 September 2015

Mission to Select Future Prize Winners Begins in Abu Dhabi

Selection of the winners of the 2016 Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world’s preeminent award for innovative contributions to the future of energy and sustainable development, got underway on September 1-2, with the first of three evaluation meetings in Abu Dhabi.

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10 August 2015

Founding Father’s Legacy Has Touched 150 Million Lives Through Zayed Future Energy Prize

The Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, which takes place on the 19th day of Ramadan, honours the legacy of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the UAE, and highlights the importance of helping others through charitable acts.

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04 July 2015

New Global Record for Zayed Future Energy Prize Entries

The Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world’s preeminent award for innovative contributions to the future of energy and sustainable development, received the highest combined number of 1,437 submissions and nominations in its eight-year history when entries to the 2016 awards closed on June 30.

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25 June 2015

Al Gore Advances COP21 Climate Action Campaign with Zayed Future Energy Prize Award

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 June 2015 – Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has used the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed on him by the Zayed Future Energy Prize in January, to provide critical funding to the COP21 climate action campaign, run by the Climate Reality Project.

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11 June 2015

Zayed Future Energy Prize Approaches June 30th Submission Deadline

New York, NY – June 11, 2015 – The annual Zayed Future Energy Prize, which celebrates achievements that support a long-term vision in renewable energy and sustainability, is approaching its June 30th deadline for submissions and nominations for the 2016 Prize.

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04 June 2015

Siemens and Fraunhofer Call for Zayed Future Energy Prize Submissions as Deadline Approaches

Siemens, the global technology powerhouse, and Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, the largest solar energy research institute in Europe, urged corporations, enterprises, non-profit organisations, and high schools to submit for the 2016 Zayed Future Energy Prize ahead of the impending June 22 deadline, at a reception hosted by the UAE Embassy in Berlin.

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28 May 2015

Global High Schools Category Winner Launches Renewable Energy Centre with ZFEP Funds

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 28 May 2015 – Melbourne Girls’ College in Australia today launched the state-of-the-art renewable energy education centre that earned the school the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize in the Global High Schools category for the Oceania region.

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19 May 2015

Zayed Future Energy Prize Winning Solar Powered Light Bottles Glow in the Spotlight at Masdar Instit

Liter of Light founder Illac Diaz recounted the dramatic history of the solar powered bottle lamps that won his non-profit organisation the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize in a lecture held Monday, at the Masdar Institute, in Abu Dhabi.

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19 May 2015

Zayed Future Energy Prize Winning Solar Powered Light Bottles Glow in the Spotlight at Masdar Instit

Liter of Light founder Illac Diaz recounted the dramatic history of the solar powered bottle lamps that won his non-profit organisation the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize in a lecture held Monday, at the Masdar Institute, in Abu Dhabi.

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18 May 2015

Zayed Future Energy Prize Calls for Submissions at the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All Forum in NY

Leaders in clean energy from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates are in New York this week to attend the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Forum, which engages top-level leadership from more than 85 different countries in all sectors of society including governments, businesses and non-profit groups.

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11 May 2015

M-KOPA to Launch Global Training Programme with Zayed Future Energy Prize Funds

M-KOPA, the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize Small and Medium Enterprise category winner, is to devote its US$1.5 million award to launching a new internal training and development programme, run from its Nairobi headquarters.

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11 May 2015

M-KOPA to Launch Global Training Programme with Zayed Future Energy Prize Funds

M-KOPA, the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize Small and Medium Enterprise category winner, is to devote its US$1.5 million award to launching a new internal training and development programme, run from its Nairobi headquarters.

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05 May 2015

Zayed Future Energy Prize to Connect with Thousands of UAE Students

The Zayed Future Energy Prize is to reach out to thousands of UAE students, at the Emirates Foundation’s Think Science 2015, in its quest to identify sustainable solutions to the world’s energy challenges.

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04 May 2015

Zayed Future Energy Prize to Connect with Thousands of UAE Students

The Zayed Future Energy Prize is to reach out to thousands of UAE students, at the Emirates Foundation’s Think Science 2015, in its quest to identify sustainable solutions to the world’s energy challenges.

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26 April 2015

Zayed Future Energy Prize Participates in India’s Green Summit

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 April 2015 – The Zayed Future Energy Prize outreach campaign gained momentum with participation in the Green Summit 2015, in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, between April 23-25.

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13 April 2015

Zayed Future Energy Prize Calls for Innovation at Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit in New York

Innovation and sustainability will take centre stage in New York, April 13-15, at the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit as the Zayed Future Energy Prize engages senior decision-makers shaping the future of energy.

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14 March 2015

UN Top Climate Official Visits Zayed Future Energy Prize Winner Liter of Light in Manila

Ami Valdemoro, Chief Operating Officer of MyShelter Foundation and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary,  United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meet the volunteers of Liter of Light in Manila

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12 March 2015

WiSER Panel Discusses How Innovation Can Support the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Leading international and local experts in the fields of water, clean energy and environment convened on March 10, to discuss how innovation can improve sustainability. The forum was held by Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER), an initiative of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company in partnership with the Zayed Future Energy Prize.

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21 January 2015

Women in Sustainability Unite at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Women working in the field of sustainability received high-profile recognition today in a major forum convened by Masdar in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Zayed Future Energy Prize.  Featuring female executives and leaders from around the globe, the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WISER) forum underscored women’s quickly growing contributions to climate change solutions and green growth, as well as the tremendous opportunities now available to female graduates and young professionals.  The event was held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and the World Future Energy Summit.

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20 January 2015

Zayed Future Energy Prize 2016 Submissions Open Today

Annual US$4 million prize rewards individuals, organisations and schools making a positive impact in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability

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19 January 2015

Al Gore Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015

Abu Dhabi - UAE: 19 January, 2015 – Former US Vice President Al Gore has received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Gore was recognised for his unwavering personal and political commitment to raise international awareness about the dangers of climate change, while reinforcing optimism that the global community can and will successfully tackle the challenge.

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