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This supplement has been produced in fitting recognition of the excellence of the contributions of the
10 winners of the Inter-Schools Energy Essay Competition, addressing the question ‘How do we
satisfy our need for energy and sustain our environment?’
Of all of the essays submitted from all of the schools invited, what was it about these 10 that caused
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them to stand apart?
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• An interest in problem solving. Problems are a dime a dozen, but people who enjoy solving them
are a very rare commodity and hence highly valued in all walks of life. All those whose essays are
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here published have distinguished themselves in their willingness to lend their thinking to one of
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the biggest problems the world faces.
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• An ability to make the complex simple. No one ever solves problems without first reducing them
to their basic building blocks. Simple observations, simple basic principles, simple truths.
Reductionism. These essays are a salutary reminder to those of us who live busy and complex lives
of the power of simplicity.
• A talent for communicating. Succinctly. With intelligence and humour.
If at job interview someone were to impress me with these three traits I would hire them on the spot,
so rare are they.
I am sure that all who read the 10 essays that follow will join me in identifying these traits through the
power of the written word.
Touch Energy publishes the
Congratulations to you all, with special congratulations for the essay that topped all 10 essays. That
bi-annual journals Exploration position was attained not just by knowledge and intellect, but by imagination and a presentation that
and Production – Oil and Gas
Review, Hydrocarbon World and
gave it the edge.
Modern Energy Review. All titles
comprise a host of articles
written by industry leaders Here’s wishing all the winners the very best of everything.
tackling the major challenges
faced in both the fossil and the
non-fossil-fuel energy sectors.
The articles provide readers
with an invaluable insight
into the most recent trends,
developments and solutions. The
journals are available in e-Book
format via our website at
Dr Theresa Saklatvala
Touch Energy is a division of
Chief Executive Officer
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2009 SCHOOLS ENERGY AWARDS
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