September 28, 2012

ENERGY GLOBE World Awards 2012 in the Vienna City Hall, Austria

Thrilled Energy Globe Winners Honored at Vienna City Hall


The winners 2012 (f.l.t.r.): Youth - Henry Red Cloud (Lakota Solar Enterprises), Air - Peter Huber (Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co KG), Water - Bhaskar Sen Gupta (School of Civil Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast), Fire - Ken Mann (Council Member City of Lancaster), Earth - Charles Kalama (Eco Post Ltd.) (c) ENERGY GLOBE

The Energy Globe World Award 2012 goes to the United States. A very excited and proud Henry Red Cloud was presented with the 17-kilo bronze statue in honor of his/her project "A better Future through Natural Power Energy", which was also the winning project in the category of Youth. Award nominees from 14 different countries were in attendance at the award ceremony in the grand ceremonial hall of the city hall in Vienna, Austria, on September 13, 2012. Thrilled with excitement they looked forward to the announcement of the final winners in the categories of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Youth. "This is where the future begins – with solutions to the most pressing problems of our day. At the same time we are offering hope that our world will remain a place worth living“, said Energy Globe founder, Wolfgang Neumann, commenting on the dazzling award ceremony.

For the twelfth time in a row the International Energy Globe Awards were presented -- this time in Vienna, Austria, as part of the CIRIEC Congress. High-ranking celebrity speaker such as former Indian environmental minister, Maneka Gandhi; Professor Edward S. Ayensu, President of CSIR Ghana and former World Bank Inspection Panel Director; Leanne Liddle from the Bush Heritage Australia Board and member of the Government of South Australia; Paul Singer, Brazilian State Secretary for Solidarity Economy, as well as a number of other celebrities presented the awards. Nominees came from all over the world and were honored for their lighthouse projects that can be implemented anywhere in the world and that offer a better quality of life to millions of people.

The Winner of the category YOUTH as well as the ENERGY GLOBE World Winner is Lakota Chief Red Cloud, who is working on a solar energy revolution for Native Americans in the U.S. State of South Dakota. More favorable future and renewable energy for a better quality of life on tribal lands by honoring the old ways.

Learn more about the winners & finalists’ projects here.

By the way: In 2005 the MSc Program "Renewable Energy in Central & Eastern Europe", offered by Vienna University of Technology in cooperation with Energiepark Bruck/Leitha, was awarded with the  environmental Oscar "Energy Globe NÖ 2005".

Detailed information on this program you´ll find under http://newenergy.tuwien.ac.at/


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