Two Young Russians Sent around the World to Research Global Energy Trends
MOSCOW, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Two young Russians have won a round-the-world trip to discover the most interesting energy-related stories of the planet. The project Energy of Adventure, instituted by the non-profit partnership Global Energy, got under way last November with a nationwide contest. The winners are: Maria Khromova, a young Muscovite engaged in the power industry, and Egor Goloshov, a future economist from Zlatoust.
The main purpose of Energy of Adventure is to draw attention to contemporary global and local energy issues and inspire people to ponder over possible solutions. The president of the non-profit partnership Global Energy, Igor Lobovsky, commented: “We would like people in Russia, first and foremost, to realize that issues such as energy saving and energy efficiency are not just idle talk on the part of politicians. These are real steps and real efforts. This is why talented young people will be crisscrossing the globe in a bid to draw valuable experience from people, companies and authorities in the most far-flung corners of the planet. This is a great opportunity and also an onerous responsibility.”
The two young researchers will be taking a trip around the world to 21 countries over a period of three months. They will visit the most advanced nations of Europe and Asia, as well as the United States, Brazil, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Tanzania, Bahrain, Israel and Kazakhstan. Every day Egor and Maria will share with the global community their power industry impressions and findings, and their small adventures through social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.
Maria Khromova is an energetic and goal-oriented Muscovite who was born into a family of scientists. Maria’s interest in the energy industry arose while she was a student of The Moscow State University (MGU) in the faculty of geophysics. She is currently pursuing a second university degree at the Moscow State Institute for Foreign Relations (MGIMO). “Travelling around the world is always an interesting experience. I have been given this unique opportunity to tell the world about the most important energy-related discoveries, and it’s no secret that the power industry is an integral and key part of the economic stability of any country. I plan to use this unique material to write a scientific paper,” said Maria.
Egor Goloshov began to think about energy conservation back in school. Egor has a special interest in renewable sources of energy such as tidal, wind and solar energy. Egor is currently a student enrolled in the Moscow Higher School of Economics. “I have always been aware that traditional sources of energy are running out. I am truly elated that I have been given the honour to tell people all over the world about what are definitely important problems in the modern-day power industry. I will do everything in my power, and even more, to meet the challenges entrusted to me under this project,” Egor pledged.
Interest in this unique project has been tremendous, with about 49,000 applications submitted from people in 50 cities across Russia. All applicants had to pass stringent psychological screening, and only after that, the panel of judges, which is comprised of renowned bloggers, television anchors and power industry pundits, began to review the names of finalists.
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About the Global Energy Prize
The Global Energy Prize awards over US$1m each year, and thus far has been granted to 27 scientists from around the globe, including past Laureates from the US, Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Russia, Ukraine and Japan. The President of the Russian Federation participates in each year’s award ceremony held at the conclusion of a week-long celebration of the awardees’ work, Laureates’ Week. Other world leaders who have supported the prize include the former US President George W. Bush, former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, former French President Jacques Chirac and current Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper.
The Prize rewards innovation and solutions in global energy research and its concurrent environmental challenges. The degree to which a development contributes to the benefit of humanity is a key driver in deciding the recipient of the Prize.
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