OSNABRUECK, Germany, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
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The prizewinners have been announced for the German Environmental Award bestowed by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU). The economist and energy-efficiency expert Prof. Peter Hennicke (72, Wuppertal) and Prof. Gunther Krieg (72, Karlsruhe), scientist and founder of the company UNISENSOR Sensorsysteme, will receive the 500,000-euro award, the most lucrative in Europe, from German President Joachim Gauck in Kassel on 26 October. "Both have been working for decades on saving energy and protecting valuable resources with extraordinary commitment, even if they pursue the goals of achieving efficiency in the use of energy, resources and materials in very different ways: Hennicke as a scientist and recognised expert on sustainable energy supply, and Krieg as a successful developer and businessman in the field of internationally unique measuring and analysis systems that open perspectives for a sustainable future," DBU General Secretary Dr. Heinrich Bottermann said today. Hubert Weinzierl (78, Wiesenfelden) is to receive the DBU's honorary award, which has been presented only three times up to now, for his lifelong commitment to the conservation of nature.
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