About the competition

Our Energy Realities competition rewards people who through their innovative ideas can help solve the world’s energy challenges.

We received over 350 entries from around the world and have published here a shortlist of entries from each category. These entries are now under review with our panel of judges to decide the winner

The three category winners will be announced in early March. The competition will culminate with the announcement of the overall winner in a 90 minute live webinar on 25th March 2014 at 15.00 GMT. All the winners will be joined by 4 experts to debate how to solve key energy challenges.

 
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  The Shortlisted Entries

The Judges

Christoph Frei
  • Judge
José Goldemberg
  • Judge
Mark Kenber
  • Judge
#Skills
Professor Rita Marcella
  • Judge
James Smith
  • Judge
Simon Trace
  • Judge

Background on the competition issues

Accessibility, Skills and Diversification

#Skills

The talent shortage

BY ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT

Skills shortage clouds extraction renaissance. Read Article >

#Access

Less is more

Energy efficiency may not be glamorous, but it promises huge national and global benefits. Justin Mullins reports

Read Article >

#Skills

Engineering and beyond

BY ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT
A fresh wave of energy-focused engineering programmes embraces change and pursues sustainability.  Read Article >
#Diversification
#Diversification

Coming to terms with energy’s coal hard facts

BY SLATE

At a time when US electricity producers are slashing their use of coal for economic and environmental reasons, other countries are dramatically increasing their use of the fuel. A look at coal and electricity demand shows that the rest of the world is not going beyond coal. In fact, just the opposite is happening.

Read Article >

#Access
#Diversification

Biofuels change direction

BY ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT

Will biofuels fail to deliver on high expectations?

Read Article

#Diversification

Simple solar

BY NEW SCIENTIST

A stripped-down photovoltaic cell promises a new route to cheap solar power by making better use of the Sun’s rays, says Jon Cartwright

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#Skills
#Diversification
#Access

Energizing the food sector to fill 9 billion bellies

BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAPS

In terms of energy, it’s easy to think of food as somehow free. Isn’t it enough, after all, to have good soil, a sun-drenched field of good dirt and the occasional gentle rain?

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#Diversification
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