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Inspiration Off The Chain

I sat through another Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony yesterday, and it again moved me to tears. No, it’s not normal for me to be moved to tears, but the deep, powerful, inspirational change that certain finalists communicated was too much for the emotional sensors behind my eyes.

Targeting Energy Poverty With A Liter Of Light

Originally published on PlanetSave. Fighting energy poverty for some 1.3 billion people worldwide is a primary goal for many innovators, including the Liter of Light campaign. This open-sourced movement has launched a modest 30-day $27,000 Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign in order to help provide ecologically sustainable illumination to people who have … [continued]

ZFEP Award Panel On Energy Innovation In Vulnerable Countries (Video)

Originally published on Sustainnovate. If you haven’t heard the news: ~1.3 billion people don’t have electricity… or any electricity at all. The health, education, and economic difficulties that result are impossible to comprehend. Those are some notes from Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of Sustainability at Masdar and Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, … [continued]

The Oscars of Cleantech Is Nigh

Offering $4 million in prize money, the Zayed Future Energy Prize* is the largest renewable energy and sustainability prize in the world. I call it the “Oscars of Cleantech.” And I’m probably not the first to make that comparison. In its 7th year, this year’s competition is very fierce. The … [continued]