Mayor Johnson engages “brightest young minds” in London’s green economy

Mayor Boris Johnson of London announced today the Low Carbon Prize, a green energy competition that promises to tap some of the “brightest young minds” in the capital. Open to London’s students, the competition is designed to generate compelling and innovative ideas for slashing London’s carbon emissions, and offers cash prizes to the tune of £20,000 or a paid internship with Siemens, the award’s sponsor.

“London’s green economy is booming and I want to make sure that our brightest young minds are firmly engaged with its huge potential,” said Mayor Johnson, “I am convinced that somewhere out there is the next big idea that will not only help us reduce our carbon emissions but also encourage huge investment and growth in the capital.”

The competition is just one of many steps the city of London has taken under Mayor Johnson’s leadership toward its goal of cutting carbon emissions 60 percent by 2025.

The award winner will be announced at the Siemens Crystal, a sustainability center opened last November as part of Siemens’ sustainable cities initiative.

For more information about the Low Carbon Prize, click here.