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New report on variable renewables: Answers to the integration challenge

Renewables, including hydro, now account for over 30% of the total global installed power generation capacity and 23% of total global electricity production. In the past 10 years, wind and solar PV have witnessed an explosive average annual growth of 23% and 50% respectively, although their combined contribution to the global electricity supply is currently […]

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NEW energy resilience video

"With accelerating energy systems integration, resilience is no longer just about returning single assets to full operation after a disruptive event. When interdependent parts of a system are blacked out, the system as a whole is at risk of being deadlocked". Find out more by watching this new video!

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New resilience report launch: Diverse new risks to energy security demand smart response

Energy systems must be smarter, not just stronger, to withstand the risks from extreme weather events, the energy-water-food nexus and cyber-attacks. The "Road to Resilience" series shows the evolution of these risks, their impact on infrastructure and identifies measures to improve the financing conditions and resilience of global energy systems to cope with these new challenges.

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World Energy Focus: read our September issue

In this issue, Francesco Venturini, the CEO of Enel Green Power, explains which industries are becoming competitors of utilities. Professor Hasan Murat Mercan, Chair of the the 23rd World Energy Congress organising committee, outlines some of the issues the movers and shakers of the energy world will address at the 23rd World Energy Congress during 9-13 October in Istanbul.

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23rd World Energy Congress Set to Shape Future Global Energy Landscape

Momentum is building towards the 23rd World Energy Congress, due to take place in Istanbul between 9 and 13 October, just two months away. Government ministers from almost 50 countries are among the 261 influential senior leaders confirmed to speak at the event.

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Argentinian Committee successfully launched its sixth edition of the Knowledge Development Programme for Energy Leaders

Over the last two and half years, 500 professionals from more than 136 companies as well as public officials and journalists, have participated in the World Energy Council’s Knowledge Development Programme for Energy Leaders in Argentina (632.54 kB). On August 11, the  World Energy Council’s Argentinian member Committee successfully launched its sixth edition of the […]

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Namibian member committee holds lecture to mobilise bright young students and energy professionals

Some of the brightest and the best young Namibian professionals and students convened in Windhoek to discuss how local resources could be made beneficial to the country’s population by establishing a fund geared towards ongoing research and capacity enhancement.

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WORLD ENERGY CONGRESS 2016

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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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