miércoles, 15 de abril de 2009

Burmese project wins Energy Globe Award in Prague/ Proyectos Birmanos ganan el Premio Energy Globe

Prague, April 14 (CTK) - A Burmese project providing some 200,000 refugees and a hospital at the Thai-Burmese border with solar energy has won the Energy Globe Award at a meeting of EU environment ministers in Prague on Tuesday.

The second prize went to a Tanzanian project securing drinking water supplies for locals.

The Spanish town Burgos received the third prize for a traffic project seeking a decrease in pollution, for example, by free rentals of bicycles in the town's centre.

Fifteen out of some 800 projects from 111 countries advanced to the final competition, including five categories - earth, air, water, fire, and youths.

One Czech project, concerning biomass heating in a central Bohemian town, advanced to Tuesday's competition.

One of the main topics in environment and energy is how to save energy.

The Energy Globe Award has been bestowed for the 10th time.