Preben Maegaard, Denmark
2005 in Oslo
Preben Maegaard set out on the path of renewable energies back in the 1970s. In 1983 he founded the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energies, a non-profit institute for research and testing of renewable energy sources. Denmark is predestined for windmills thanks to its steady wind. Since 1992, 100% of the electricity consumption in Maegaard's home region has been covered by renewables.