Klaus Traube, Germany

Categories: Lifetime Achievement and Special Recognition – 2000

After 16 years as a reactor expert and managing director of Interatom, Professor Klaus Traube outlined new energy paths beyond the atom and fossil fuels. He worked as a publicist and director of the Institute for Municipal Energy Economics at the University of Bremen until his retirement. He was the author of calculations for CO2 reduction and exit scenarios. He got the NFFA for his life’s work.

Barefoot College of Tilonia, India

Category Solution – 2000

The founders of Barefoot College in the remote desert village of Tilonia (Rajasthan) had one of these rare ideas in 1971, which proved to be sustainable – even under extreme stress. The pioneers said to themselves in the style of Mahatma Gandhi: “Simple people can do it! And they set out to assemble and repair over 1000 solar modules themselves in the dusty outskirts of the Thar Desert.