Vaclav Smil receives the 2015 OPEC Award for Research

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has announced that its 2015 Award for Research has been awarded to our author Vaclav Smil. OPEC created the award in 2004 to honor authors who have "devoted their careers to the objective study, balanced analysis and understanding of the energy sector," the organization said in a press release. Smil, the author of many books about energy and energy economics, was given the award "in recognition of his life-long academic work and publications in the field of energy economics and petroleum" at a ceremony at Vienna City Hall on June 6.

Click here to see a brief interview Smil gave after receiving the award.

Congratulations, Vaclav!