1st World Clean Energy Awards Ceremony, Basel, Switzerland, 15 June 2007 (video 3min)
1st World Clean Energy Awards honour the best mainstreaming projects
Congress Center Basel, Switzerland, 15 June 2007
The very first World Clean Energy Awards were presented on Friday, 15 June 2007, at the traditional "Faktor 4-Festival" in Basel. From the 70 nominees, the high-profile jury picked the nine winners of the first energy "Oscars", who travelled to Switzerland from as far away as Abu Dhabi, China, India, Kenya, Sweden and the USA to receive their awards. Hosting the gala evening at the Congress Center Basel were Tanja Gutmann and Roger Cahn.
Launch of the "World Clean Energy Awards"""" in New York
New York, 8 May 2007
The "World Clean Energy Awards" were launched on 8 May 2007 at a ceremony in New York. The worldwide Awards provide recognition for projects innovating best practices across seven Clean Energy categories, honoring teams and individuals who implement and encourage a broad-based use of energy efficiency/sufficiency and renewable energy models.
Respected institutions from across the world nominated more than 70 candidates from 20 countries for the "World Clean Energy Awards". A prestigious international jury will choose the Award winners. The winners for this year will be announced on the 15th of June at the annual Factor 4-Festival in Basel, which forms the opening event for the 10th international sun21 conference.
"sun21" makes historic arrival in NYC
Transatlantic21, the Swiss-based association that developed and financed the solar boat "sun21", is the driving force behind the "World Clean Energy Awards". The arrival of the "sun21" in New York - which marked the first successful journey of a motorized solar vessel across the Atlantic without using a drop of fuel - was the kick-off for the inaugural congress held by the esteemed jury members of the "World Clean Energy Awards". The jury is under the chairmanship of German professor and author Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker.