American Energy Society Announces Energy Award Winners, 2018

Winner of the Energy Book of the Year, 2018

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The year 2018, at its outset, did not portend to be a particularly auspicious one for energy. And yet again, the entire sector witnessed enormous disruptions.

2018 was yet another transformative year in energy. The sector became even more globalized and competitive, while news about the climate shocked the world and may have set a course of action for 2019.”

— Eric Vettel, President of the American Energy Society

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — PALO ALTO, Calif. – December 18, 2018 – American Energy Society is pleased to announce the publication of its special issue, “The Energy Year in Review.” The year 2018, at its outset, did not portend to be a particularly auspicious one for energy – it never does. And yet, the entire sector witnessed enormous disruption and change. According to Eric Vettel, President of the American Energy Society: "2018 was yet another transformative year in energy. The sector became even more globalized and competitive, while news about the climate shocked and galvanized the world and may have set a course of action for 2019.” Indeed, a lot happened in 2018, and as it comes to an end, the American Energy Society offers a look back at some of the highs, lows, ups, downs, and best and worst in its special publication, “Energy Year In Review, 2018.” For a limited time, this publication as well as Basic membership in the Society is complimentary.

As part of this publication, the Society also announces its much anticipated energy awards:
• Energy Book of the Year: Energy, A Human History, by Richard Rhodes. Finalists include: Taming the Sun, by Varun Sivaram; Chernobyl, by Sirhii Plokhii.
– From Richard Rhodes, on winning this prestigious award: “With more than a half million members working in the vital field of energy, the American Energy Society knows this sector well! I’m greatly honored that the Society has chosen my book Energy: A Human History, as its 2018 Book of the Year.”
– From Viran Sivaram on being named a finalist for this award: “Thrilled to have been nominated for energy book of the year by @AES_Energy. Probably even more thrilled that I ultimately lost to Richard Rhodes, who wrote my all-time favorite book, The Making of the Atom Bomb!”)

• Energy Person of the Year: Jerry Brown, Governor of California. He closed the year hosting the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco and then stewarded ambitious energy and environment bills into law. Governor Brown has enjoyed multiple turns in the national spotlight, but 2018 was perhaps the high-point of a long career. Nominees included: Bill Gates (Breakthrough Energy Ventures, etc.); Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India); Mary Nichols (Chair of the California Air Resources Board); Donald Trump (President of the United States)

• Energy Writer of the Year (the premier literary award in energy): Nathaniel Rich, "Losing Earth, The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change" (NYT Magazine, 8/1/2018).

• Hollywood Movie of the Year, with "energy" as a theme or sub-theme: Black Panther. Nominees included: Avengers – Infinity Wars; The Clover Paradox, Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom; Mission Impossible – Fallout.

• Indie Movie of the Year, with "energy" as a theme or sub-theme: Annihilation. Nominees included: 24 Frames; The Game Changers; Leave No Trace.

About American Energy Society: American Energy Society (AES) is a non-partisan, energy-neutral, independent network of about 500,000 professionals from every energy sector. Through a variety of services and programs, the AES supports its members with recognized publications like Energy Today and Energy Matters, newsfeeds on “energy news you need to know right now,” updates on groundbreaking discoveries, and notifications about upcoming conferences, funding and awards, job openings, and more. To learn more about AES, visit www.energysociety.org. Credentialed media can contact AES for more information.

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