GWEC Chairman Dr Klaus Rave was awarded for his Life-long work for the promotion of renewable energy at the German Renewables 2012¬†conference in Hamburg on 22 November.
The decision of the jury was based on Rave‚Äôs ‚Äúdecades of¬†outstanding¬†professional and volunteer work to make renewable energy as a mainstream energy source in the German and European energy supplies.‚Äù
Dr Rave has been the CEO of the Investment Bank of Schleswig-Holstein and also the pioneer of the first wind power projects in Germany since the 90‚Äôs. From 1998 ‚Äì 2002 Klaus Rave was the president of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and is currently the chairman of the Global Wind Energy Council.
Read further at¬†www.hamburg.de/pressearchiv-fhh/3697516/2012-11-23-bwvi-renewables-award.html¬†(in German).