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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. [...]"

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World Energy Congress: 62 top energy leaders confirmed to bring energy transformation insights

62 speakers from 25 countries including 9 Ministers are confirmed to open the discussions around “Embracing New Frontiers” during the World Energy Congress, Istanbul 9-13 October 2016. With an energy world facing critical transformation, energy leaders will discuss topics of crucial importance from resilience to global gas dynamics, regional integration and how to balance the Energy Trilemma.


Global Leaders to gather in Addis Ababa for Executive Assembly

From 26-30 October discussions will focus on how Africa can grow and create development opportunities whilst also considering evolving climate policies and new resilience challenges.  Already more than 20 ministers from Africa and beyond have confirmed their attendance, together with some of the most influential business and policy figures in the global energy sector.


World Energy Focus: read our September issue

In this issue Steve Holliday, the CEO of TSO National Grid, sets out his views regarding the move towards distributed electricity generation and micro grids. The feature story looks at how countries all over the world are managing the challenges of connecting electricity systems. Regional integration also is at the core of a country focus on Poland, describing how cross border flows could be managed.

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How to secure reliable power supplies to mega cities

Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO, has been invited by the Japanese Member Committee to lead a study entitled “How to Secure Reliable Power Supply to Mega Cities”. The latest insights on the work were presented at a workshop where around 30 experts from Asian countries gathered. This initiative, which is closely linked with the World […]

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Reform tops the agenda in Mexico

Against a background of energy change that is taking place in Mexico in terms of regulatory markets, low carbon economies and resilience strategies, Christoph Frei presented a speech at the VII joint annual congress of the energy sector associations in Acapulco, Mexico in September. In the speech he highlighted issues emerging from the World Energy […]

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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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