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Hermann Scheer (Germany) received right Livelihood Award in 1999 for

[A]. his indefatigable work for thepromotion of solar energy worldwide
[B]. his long standing efforts to end the impunity of dictators
[C]. showing that organic agriculture is a key to both environmental sustainability and food security
[D]. None of the above

Answer: Option A


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Ramnayan said: (Mar 10, 2011)  
The Right Livelihood Award, established in 1980 by Jakob von Uexkull, is presented annually in early December, to honour those "working on practical and exemplary solutions to the most urgent challenges facing the world today"

Dar Bari said: (Jun 2, 2012)  
Hermann Scheer (April 29, 1944 - October 14, 2010) was a Social Democrat member of the German Bundestag (Parliament) , President of Eurosolar (The European Association for Renewable Energy) and General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy. In 1999, Scheer was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for his "indefatigable work for the promotion of solar energy worldwide".

Scheer believed that the continuation of current patterns of energy supply and use will be environmentally damaging, with renewable energy being the only realistic alternative. Scheer had concluded that it is technically and environmentally feasible to harness enough solar radiation to achieve a total replacement of the foclear (fossil/nuclear) energy system by a global renewable energy economy. The main obstacle to such a change is seen to be political, not technical or economic. In 1999 he was one of the initiators of the German feed-in tariffs that were the major source of the rise of renewable energies in Germany during the following years.

Sheeja said: (Feb 24, 2015)  
Who got this award first?

Pragati said: (Jun 25, 2015)  
Hassan Fathy (Egypt) was the first to receive Right Livelihood Award in 1980. He got this award for architecture and urban planning.

Divya.K said: (Jan 18, 2017)  
Indefatigable means (a person or their efforts) persisting tirelessly.

Janvi said: (Jul 19, 2017)  
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Janvi said: (Jul 19, 2017)  
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Sangpuia said: (Oct 4, 2018)  
Thank you for giving the correct information.

Bhavya said: (Feb 9, 2019)  
Who got this award in 2017 and 2018?

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