DWR eco Senior Advisor Hans-Josef Fell receives most prestigious award in the world - DWR eco
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DWR eco Senior Advisor Hans-Josef Fell receives most prestigious award in the world

One of the most prestigious awards in the world, the LUI Che Woo Prize, is 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, a total of HK$60Million (equivalent to approximately US$7.68Million), 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 civilisation,” said Dr. Lui Che Woo, founder and chairman of the Board of Governor cum Prize Council of the LUI Che Woo Prize.

Hans-Josef Fell has dedicated his life’s work to sustainable development and is internationally recognised 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 said.

Fell, who is a board member at Impact4All, initiated Germany’s feed-in-tariff programme and co-authored the country’s Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). 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. The Energy Watch Group provides advice on legal frameworks for sustainable energy, analyses global energy developments and commissions independent studies on energy and clean tech.

“It is my highest honour to receive the virtuous LUI Che Woo Prize award,” said Fell, “We are amid 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 civilisation.”

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.