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Brook wins seat on ‘Nobel energy prize’ committee

Environmental scientist Barry Brooks, director of climate science at the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute and known for his pro-nuclear advocacy, has become the first Australian appointed to serve on the international selection committee of the $1.2 million Global Energy Prize, the university announced on 20 December.

Known as the “Nobel Prize of Energy”, the award is given for achievements in the energy field that have benefited society.

Brook has also been appointed a 2012 Fellow at the California-based think tank The Breakthrough Institute, which is dedicated to “modernizing liberal thought for the 21st Century”, the statement added.