The aim of the annual Energy Globe Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that, for many environmental problems, feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 180 countries take part each year in the awards.
Eligible projects will have a focus on saving resources, improving air, soil, or water quality, increasing energy efficiency, using renewables, as well as anyone making a contribution towards the fight against climate change. Projects can be entered by individuals as well as companies, organisations, and public authorities. Several projects may be entered by a single competitor.
The Energy Globe Award is open to companies, private and public institutions and individuals from all over the world. Projects can be submitted in the following award categories:
- Earth Category - This category is about conservation and sustainable treatment of the planet. For example, projects on topics such as building materials, buildings, energy plants and traffic routes.
- Fire Category - This category is about energy. For example, projects that involve energy production, the use of renewable fuels, energy distribution and transport, energy utilisation, and energy optimisation should be submitted to this category.
- Water Category - Submissions to the water category can include projects in areas such as drinking water supply, domestic water, irrigation, protection of waterways, shipping, and avoidance and treatment of waste water.
- Air Category - Any measures that contribute to improving air quality, including the avoidance of CO2 emissions, can be submitted in this category, including projects involving optimisation of combustion processes, reduction of greenhouse gases or emissions, indoor air quality, etc.
- Youth Category - Any measures that promote sustainable thinking and action on the part of young people and any actions that young people implement for the benefit of the environment can be submitted under this category.
- Special Category on the issue of "Energy for the Poorest" - Energy Globe is looking for projects that offer the poorest people clean energy with the help of the sun.
The first prize in each category will receive a share of £10,000 as well as substantial media coverage at an award ceremony broadcast worldwide.
The deadline for submissions to the 2020 award is 5 December 2019.
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