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Schellnhuber honoured with the Enercity Energy Efficiency Prize

04/28/2016 - Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is honoured with the Enercity Energy Efficiency Prize for North Germany for his outstanding scientific achievements. The award of the Public Utilities Hannover highlights pioneering projects and activities that foster a responsible dealing with energy. The laureates in three categories are being chosen by a twelve-person jury from the energy sector, science and business. The Mayor of Hannover, Stefan Schostok, handed the prize to Schellnhuber, director of the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, in appreciation of his lifework.
Schellnhuber honoured with the Enercity Energy Efficiency Prize

The prize winners in all three categories. Photo: Enercity

“Hans Joachim Schellnhuber enjoys international reputation as Germany’s most important climate scientist”, the jury states. The committee emphasized that Schellnhuber sees himself as not only a scientist but also a "conscientist”, as he put it in his book “Self-combustion”, and praises him as a “man of responsibility”. The award honours his “long-standing, successful work for climate protection through research and the counselling of politics and professionals." Through his ability to translate high-end research into a refined yet comprehensible language, he is making his findings accessible for the public and decision-makers.


Weblink to the Enercity Energy Efficiency Prize (in German): http://www.enercity.de/unternehmen/verantwortung/umwelt-klima/energieeffizienzpreis/index.html

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