Fell to receive LUI Che Woo Prize Award for Sustainability
Berlin (August 24, 2018) – One of the most prestigious awards in the world, the LUI Che Woo Prize, was announced today to be awarded to Hans-Josef Fell, president of the Energy Watch Group and former German parliamentarian for the Green Party, in the category of sustainability. The LUI Che Woo Prize is awarded annually to three international laureates in recognition of their extraordinary efforts to overcome the most significant issues in the world.
“The goal of social achievement is to give back to society from which one has benefited and to promote a harmonious society and enhance world civilization,” said Dr. Lui Che Woo, founder and chairman of the Board of Governor cum Prize Council of the LUI Che Woo Prize. “This is my heartfelt wish.”
“Hans-Josef Fell has dedicated his life’s work to sustainable development and is internationally recognized as a founding figure of the global renewable energy movement. While the success of such a movement takes the collective effort of many people, it takes a trailblazer with an incredible amount of perseverance and dedication to turn the vision into a reality,” the Board of Governors cum Prize Council of the LUI Che Woo Prize explained.
Fell initiated Germany’s world-renowned feed-in-tariff program, co-authoring the country’s Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). Together with Hermann Scheer of the Social Democratic Party, coalition partner at the time, Fell successfully promoted the political implementation of the Renewable Energy Sources Act in Germany. The EEG has since been replicated over 100 times around the globe. For the past two decades, Fell has been advising governments and parliaments globally and sharing his expertise all over the world on ways to accelerate a global clean energy transition.
As the president of the Energy Watch Group, Fell actively promotes a transition to 100 percent renewable energy worldwide. An international network of scientists and parliamentarians, the Energy Watch Group provides advice on legal frameworks for sustainable energy, analyzes global energy developments and commissions independent studies on energy and clean tech, many of which have received wide media, political, and scientific recognition around the world.
“It is my highest honor to receive the virtuous LUI Che Woo Prize award,” said Fell, “We are amidst one of the greatest challenges that humanity has faced, and this award serves as a testament to my service which will hopefully inspire future leaders of the world to nurture civilization.”
Fell will dedicate most of the award’s money to strengthening his continued work towards a sustainable and peaceful world. The money will be used for extensive scientific research and policy proposals to advise governments and parliaments on legal frameworks to turn a fossil and nuclear-based economy into a sustainable one, based on renewable energy and zero-emission technologies. “The Energy Watch Group is known for its great scientific and public policy work, but we have been working on a very small budget. The award will enable our growth and an even greater impact on the global transition towards 100 percent renewable energy supply and effective climate protection. Hopefully, this will also attract other individuals and organizations to support the work we have been doing so far,” Fell added.
The LUI Che Woo Prize honors individuals and organizations around the world for their selfless contributions to the continuation of work focused on three objectives: sustainable development of the world, betterment of the welfare of mankind, and the promotion of positive life attitude and enhancement of positive energy. A relatively new award, the Prize for World Civilization is unique to other awards by extending beyond the academic and scientific community, saluting the work of those dedicated to building a better world.
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About the Energy Watch Group
The Energy Watch Group (EWG) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan global network of scientists and parliamentarians. The EWG conducts research and publishes independent studies and analyses on global energy developments. The mission of the organization is to provide energy policy with objective information. For more information, please visit www.energywatchgroup.org.
About the LUI Che Woo Prize
Founded by Dr. LUI Che Woo in 2015, the “LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilization” is an annual, first of its kind, international cross-sector award for advancing world civilization and inspiring people to build a more harmonious world. It aims to recognize and honor individuals or organizations all over the world for outstanding contributions and encourages the continuation of that work in three objectives: sustainable development of the world, betterment of the welfare of mankind and promotion of positive life attitude and enhancement of positive energy. Each Prize is awarded to a single recipient (i.e. no sharing of a Prize), who can either be an individual or an organization. For more information, please visit: www.luiprize.org.