Ron May of The May Report, a startup journalist in Chicago, indicates that there will be a new Nobel Prize announced on October 2, 2007. This will be the Dr. Michael Nobel Energy Medal. This category does not exist (although past Physics awards have been given to Energy-related topics). This prize may be created to offset the growing popularity of the Global Energy International Prize, created in 2003 and funded by three Russian oil companies, which bills itself as the “Nobel prize of the energy field”.
Scooped a full 70 days ahead of the announcement, or a bunch of fluff? Only time will tell. If he’s right on, very well done Ron!