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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

Beyond the Headlines podcast: World Future Energy Summit rewards world's most energy conscious

Reporting from The World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, host Naser Al Wasmi chats to some of the Zayed Future Energy Prize recipients

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presents the lifetime achievement award to Shuji Nakamura at the Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presents the lifetime achievement award to Shuji Nakamura at the Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Reporting from The World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, taking place during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, host Naser Al Wasmi talks to two Paraguayan girls who have been honoured for their conservation efforts in their rainforest home. If not for young students Pamela Armoa and Analia Velazquez, the distinct, bell-like sound of the Bare-throated Bellbird risks fading away.

We also spoke to H Harish Hande, the founder of the Selco Foundation and winner of the Zayed Future Energy for Prize best non-profit organisation. His group looks to empower residents of India’s slums.

And we sat down with the recipient of the lifetime achievement award, Shuji Nakamura. The Japanese scientist is responsible for developing the LED. The technology is found in everything from the iPhone to lightbulbs that are ten times more efficient that traditional lighting.

Read more: Winners of Zayed Future Energy Prize announced in Abu Dhabi

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