Mainstreaming Conservation and Renewables
The newly created World Clean Energy Awards recognize achievement and innovation in the integrated use of energy efficiency (regarding both supply and demand) and renewable energy (regarding supply). While the nomination procedure takes place throughout the year, the process culminates annually in the jury's selection and announcement of the winners. The arrival in New York on May 8, 2007 of the "sun21" boat, the first solar boat to have crossed the Atlantic, was the launching platform for the Awards program.
The Transatlantic21 Association is funded by a group of individuals headed by Daniela Schlettwein-Gsell, M.D., of Basel. This Swiss association is an entirely independent body. Its activities involve the sponsorship of the solarboat "sun21" and the promotion of clean energy. The Awards are timed to capitalize on public interest generated by the first solarboat crossing the Atlantic.
- The World Clean Energy Awards are prestigious honors which recognize accomplished projects in the energy efficiency and renewable energy realm.
- The Nominating Institutions and the Jury for the Awards comprise internationally renowned institutions and recognized experts in the energy field. Their profiles will ensure that the nominees and seven award winners receive lasting benefits from their participation in the Awards.
- The Awards provide a showcase for new standards in applying clean and renewable energy solutions. The focus is on implementation projects, which assist in moving from experimental and scientific research in cleaner energy technologies to integrated, broad use of these technologies.