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The “Energy Award powered by Joule & RENXPO®” will be presented for the fourth year in a row to distinguished figures in the renewable energy industry

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For the fourth consecutive year, the “Energy Award powered by Joule & RENEXPO®” will be presented in collaboration with the German publisher Deutscher Landwirtschaftsverlag. Last year's award ceremony was incredibly well received. Several fantastic nominations showed the strong commitment of industry leaders in the areas of renewable energies and energy efficiency.

The Energy Award will once again be presented in 2012 to distinguished figures in the industry that have played a key role in promoting the renewable energy sector or showed an admirable commitment to energy efficiency in building and renovation. The award is aimed at people who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to promote vital new developments. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of wood energy, heat pumps, energy efficient building and renovation, solar technology, cogeneration up to 200 kW and a life achievement award.

Nominations can now be submitted online at In addition, experts who have shown a strong special commitment to the development of renewable energies and energy efficiency in building and renovation may also be nominated. A high-profile jury with representatives from the political sphere, trade associations, the media and economics will judge the submitted nominations by the criteria of innovative impact, engagement, public communications, broad appeal and leadership. The deadline for nominations is August 3rd, 2012.

The formal award ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 in the Golden Hall of Augsburg City Hall. The prize winners will be announced at and and in the magazine Joule, giving them a broad audience to present their ideas and innovations to. Further information is available at