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New Energy World
New Energy World embraces the whole energy industry as it connects and converges to address the decarbonisation challenge. It covers progress being made across the industry, from the dynamics under way to reduce emissions in oil and gas, through improvements to the efficiency of energy conversion and use, to cutting-edge initiatives in renewable and low carbon technologies.
The Energy Institute’s 23rd annual awards honour some of the energy industry’s outstanding people and projects. They highlight the talent, innovation and expertise in a wide-ranging sector that is being transformed on the road to net zero. Kim Jackson, New Energy World, reports.
Speaking during the ceremony, EI President Juliet Davenport OBE HonFEI commented: ‘The global energy transition will need to be centred around people, and in particular – highly skilled people, who will need the support of training and professional development to keep up with the pace we need to work at.’
Here, we take a look at the initiatives and individuals that received the EI’s highest honours at this year’s ceremony, which was hosted by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Steph McGovern.
Access to Energy Award
Nigeria Sunshot project – Husk Power Systems
Even though energy is now benefitting the lives of more people around the world than ever, some 800mn human beings have no access to electricity and 3bn are still cooking using dirty, dangerous cooking fuels, leading to severe bronchial illness and around 4mn premature deaths each year.