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Zayed Future Energy Prize on CNN's "PRISM" aired on Aug 18, 2011

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Published on Aug 23, 2011

Featuring the 2011 Winner Vestas CEO Ditlev Engel

PRISM is a provocative news program that will challenge viewers to step outside of their comfort zones, to see the news from a different vantage point, be it: cultural, political, geographical, economical, historical, by different ages, genders or faiths.

PRISM is presented by Stan Grant, CNN's United Arab Emirates correspondent based in Abu Dhabi.

Showtimes:
Sundays to Thursdays
5pm GMT
8pm Saudi Arabia


The Zayed Future Energy Prize aims to inspire innovation and the development of barely imaginable solutions in the global race to address the crisis of climate change and the scarcity of renewable and sustainable energy. By creating a prize that recognizes and awards these future solutions, the Zayed Future Energy Prize hopes to inspire scientists, institutions and energy and technology students to innovate and market their ideas.

Companies, NGOs, individuals and institutions are eligible for the award, which recognises excellence in the innovation, development and implementation of sustainable energy solutions. The scope of the prize encompasses renewable and sustainable energy sources, efficient use of non-renewable energies, conservation, energy policy, and communications and public awareness. The winner receives the prize money this year has been increased to USD 4 mill, to invest back into their award winning project and to help accelerate development of their other ideas to make them marketable.

The prize honours the environmental stewardship legacy of the Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founding Father of the United Arab Emirates. Finalists are nominated by experts across the globe, while the winners are chosen by a jury chaired for the past three years by Dr R.K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

(This video was created by CNN's Prism)

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