F2 - 2015 Energy Trilemma Index - Top 10 performers

Energy security key according to 2015 Energy Trilemma Index

The World Energy Council launches its annual ranking of energy and climate policies. The 2015 Energy Trilemma Index registers overall improvements across the three dimensions of the energy trilemma. However, this year’s report shows that the challenges faced by countries to develop a balanced approach to their energy policy mean that only two countries out of 130 are achieving ‘AAA’ balance score.


World Energy Focus: read our November issue

In this issue the feature story sets out the future development of the oil market. Hoesung Lee, the new IPCC Chairman, highlights the importance of CCS and of strenghtening the engagement with the energy sector. And the country focus on Portugal showcases the country’s successful energy market liberalisation.

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The World Energy Council expresses “concern” about the progress and ambition of the climate talks

The energy leaders’ community is increasingly concerned about the slow progress and level of ambition in the negotiations ahead of the COP21 meeting in Paris. The World Energy Council issues today its messages to the Parties during its Executive Assembly in Addis Ababa affirming that the energy sector across the world is ready to respond to a strong signal from Paris to accelerate the energy transition.

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Resilient energy needs smarter not just stronger solutions: Safe-Fail not Fail-Safe

New approaches are required for the management and financing of energy infrastructures as companies and governments seek to meet the challenges of increased extreme weather risks. New thinking is needed says the latest report from the World Energy Council, ‘The road to resilience – managing and financing extreme weather risks’.

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World Energy Council welcomes energy inclusion in UN Sustainable Development Goals

As world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly to formally adopt new Sustainable Development Goals, the World Energy Council welcomes the inclusion of the energy goal: ‘Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’.
Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the Council said: "The adoption of energy among sustainable development goals is timely, critical and historic. [...]"

2015 Canadian Energy Person Of The Year - Award ceremony / National events

25 Nov to 25 Nov 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Canada

EU Energy Policy after 21st Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP21) / National events

27 Nov 2015
Small Hall (Mala dvorana) ‘Vatroslav Lisinski’ Trg, Croatia

World Energy Resources Study Group Meeting / Members' Meetings

2 Dec to 3 Dec 2015
London Marriott Marble Arch, United Kingdom

Rules of Trade and Investment Knowledge Network meeting / Members' Meetings

8 Dec to 8 Dec 2015
Conference call, United Kingdom

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Energy Day in Berlin generates wide ranging debates

Energy Day in Berlin, organised by the German member committee in Berlin on 1 October in the historic building of the Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, drew around 220 energy experts from industry, academia and politics. Reflecting on current developments in the global energy world, there were two over-riding topics – climate protection via emission trading […]

BEC 20150 scenarios launch

New report on New Zealand’s energy future to 2050 highlights future choices

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) today launches a new report – New Zealand Energy Scenarios: Navigating energy futures to 2050 – which outlines two different scenarios of what New Zealand’s energy future could look like over the next 35 years. The scenarios – ‘Kayak’ and ‘Waka’ – are designed to help us consider where we […]

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The 23rd World Energy Congress will be held from 9 - 13 October 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey under the theme: "Embracing new frontiers".


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