The first recipient of the Leadership in New Energy Award
Masdar received the inaugural Award for Leadership in New Energy – an industry recognition created by the Energy Intelligence Group, a news and analysis organisation. Announcing this, Masdar said that the award was instituted to appreciate companies working to diversify the energy mix to integrate cleaner, more sustainable sources of power.
According to the announcement, the award selection process began with a large list of nominees from the Energy Intelligence editorial team, and Masdar was chosen by a committee comprising senior energy executives and government officials who are advisers to Energy Intelligence.
The award, said Masdar, was presented in London at a conference held by Energy Intelligence and the International Herald Tribune. Accepting the award, Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, said: “It’s an absolute honour to be recognised by such a distinguished group, and to be selected by our peers in the energy industry. This award underscores the visible impact Masdar is making around the world. From developing the world’s largest wind farm in the United Kingdom to the largest solar installation in the Middle East, Masdar is moving the industry forward and playing a role in diversifying energy sources in the UAE and around the world. As an oil-producing nation, we are leveraging our hydrocarbon resources and capitalising on our deep energy expertise to develop a renewable energy industry.”