Arthur Rosenfeld wins Tang Prize in sustainable development (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/18
By: Christie Chen

Taipei, June 18 (CNA) Arthur H. Rosenfeld, hailed as “The Godfather of Energy Efficiency,” was 201606180004t0002named the winner of the second Tang Prize in sustainable development Saturday for his “lifelong and pioneering innovations in energy efficiency.”

A renowned American physicist, energy expert and former commissioner of the California Energy Commission, Rosenfeld’s promotion of energy efficiency technologies, standards and initiatives since the 1970s has made California a leader in energy conservation.

The Tang Prize is awarded to Rosenfeld “for his lifelong and pioneering innovations in energy efficiency resulting in immense reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions around the world,” Nobel laureate Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲), who chairs the Tang Prize Selection Committee, read from the citation at a press conference in Taipei.

“He has led a long and glowing list of innovations in energy efficiency policy, including efficiency standards for refrigerators, air conditioners and freezers, as well as the integration of energy efficiency into building codes,” Liu Chao-han (劉兆漢), an academician of Academia Sinica, said at the press conference.     [FULL  STORY]

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