Zayed Future Energy Prize Opens Submissions for 2014 Award in U.S.

HH General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu DhabiDeputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (R), and HE Mohamed OuldAbdel Aziz President of Mauritania (C), present the Zayed Future EnergyPrize to Mindy Lubber, CEO of Ceres (L), who won in the NGO category in 2013

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world’s preeminent award for innovation in renewable energy and sustainability, will open for submissions in the U.S. on March 4, 2013. The prize is open to applicants in the categories of large corporation, small and medium enterprise (SME), non-governmental organization (NGO), individual lifetime achievement and high schools.

“We encourage companies, individuals and schools from across the world to participate by submitting their applications before August 5.”

The Zayed Future Energy Prize is an annual $4 million award that recognizes companies, individuals, students and organizations that that have made significant contributions in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability. Launched in 2008, the Prize has gained global recognition and built a strong reputation as the most influential award in the renewable energy and sustainability community.

The closing date for 2014 Prize submissions is August 5, 2013.

HH General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu DhabiDeputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (R), and HM Queen Rania AlAbdullah Queen of Jordan (2nd L), present the Zayed Future Energy Prize toSecundaria Technica, Mexico, a Global High School Prize winner in 2013(Americas region)

HH General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu DhabiDeputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (R), and HM Queen Rania AlAbdullah Queen of Jordan (2nd L), present the Zayed Future Energy Prize toSecundaria Technica, Mexico, a Global High School Prize winner in 2013(Americas region)

“The Zayed Future Energy Prize invites the global community to join forces and strengthen its commitment to renewable energy and sustainability,” said Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Director General of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. “We encourage companies, individuals and schools from across the world to participate by submitting their applications before August 5.”

Out of nearly 600 submissions, the previous year’s prize winners included Siemens (large corporation), the San Francisco-based solar technology provider d.light design (SME), the Boston-based nonprofit Ceres (NGO), Dr. Jose Goldemberg (Lifetime Achievement) and four high schools representing regions around the world. Submissions have increased by approximately 300 percent over the past five years as global recognition of the Prize has grown. The United States led the world in sub