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2011-11-20 00:00:00 / World Award

50 nations at ENERGY GLOBE World Award Gala in Wels

The whole world will be at the “Olympics for our environment”

Traunkirchen/Wels – Fifty nations from around the world will be coming to the energy city of Wels on 25 November for the World ENERGY GLOBE Award Gala to be honored for their outstanding achievements for the environment.

“As with the Olympic Games with its many disciplines and a common goal, our participants want to be there and to help to keep our planet viable,” ENERGY GLOBE founder Wolfgang Neumann shares as he looks forward to the ENERGY GLOBE highlight, which is being anticipated nationally and internationally with excitement. In the afternoon the ENERGY GLOBE national awards will be presented to some 50 nations in the realm of a festive ceremony.

On that evening the international ENERGY GLOBE Awards will be presented in the five categories Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth at a gala ceremony. From among the category winners, the audience will then vote for the ENERGY GLOBE World Award.

Star moderator Arabella Kiesbauer will guide the audience and TV viewers through the evening. High ranking laudatory speakers will present the awards: Austrian Federal Minister for Economy and Energy Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner, Energy Globe Jury Head Maneka Gandhi, Australian attorney and Bush Heritage Australia Board Member Leanne Liddle, former Head of the World Bank Inspection Panel Prof. Eduard Ayensu of Ghana, green investment banker, founder and CEO of Starise Investment Hong Nguyen, and head of SafeAmerica Foundation Len Pagano.

We heartily welcome the press and TV to the following:
                    25 November 2011
Location:             New Expo Center (Messezentrum Neu), Wels

Honoring of national winners from some 50 nations: 16:30, foyer upstairs

Press conference with laudatory speakers: 18:00, upstairs

World Energy Globe Gala: 19:30

Register by 23 November:

Energy Globe, Mag. Cornelia Kirchweger, T: 07617-2090-30,

The projects nominated in the five categories are diverse and unique.  The range extends from a climate-friendly supermarket chain to a Swedish harbor where ships refuel with clean energy, from an energy storage system for an apartment complex in Canada that is unique worldwide, to a cooperative energy production project for Senegalese villages, to a biogas project used in Kenya for hotels and industry. Other projects include interactive radio for farmers in Nigeria to exchange important information about sustainable farming, a self-sufficient smart building in the United Arab Emirates, a passive solar house in the permafrost region of Russia, water supply projects in Nepal and Nicaragua, a water purification project in Rwanda that provides women with income, and exciting youth projects in Zambia, Ghana and the USA.
Read all about this year's nominees, here you find some project photos.

ENERGY GLOBE founder Wolfgang Neumann summarizes: “The bundled forces of energy efficiency will be meeting at this gala in Wels. It is unbelievable what is happening worldwide. The ENERGY GLOBE Awards demonstrate what we can achieve together.”

The projects of this year’s winners of the ENERGY GLOBE Award and the awards ceremony will be produced as a TV documentary and broadcast worldwide.