World Energy Focus: read our April issue

Ahead of the Sustainable Energy for All Forum, Rachel Kyte tells us why “success stories need to be told” to achieve the 7th Sustainable Development Goal on energy. Christoph Frei explains how energy leaders are aknowldeging disruptive trends in 2017. We take a closer look at Yemen's challenges and opportunities in the revival of its energy system and analyse the potential LNG glut. Read our April edition!

Emerging disruptive trends and technologies top global energy agenda

A new survey highlights shifting priorities in the energy sector with an increasing impetus towards a lower carbon future. Disruptive technologies including renewable energies and energy efficiency are impacting top action priorities for energy leaders globally in 2017. Renewables ranked high in impact within every region identified in a survey of more than 1,200 energy […]

World Energy Resources Report : Increase in renewables has led to an unprecedented change in energy supply

The new World Energy Resources report launched at the 23rd World Energy Congress on 12 October reveals that the unexpectedly high growth in the renewable energies market, in terms of investment, new capacity and high growth rates in developing countries, is a key factor in this notable shift. It has contributed to falling prices and the increased decoupling of economic growth and GHG emissions.






World Energy Council talks to its new Vice Chair for Africa

The World Energy Council talks to its new Vice Chair for Africa, Dr Elham Ibrahim, on the future for energy in Africa, the many exciting  initiatives under implementation in the region, and mobilising future female energy leaders into the sector. How do you see your role as AU Commissioner and Vice Chair for the Council’s […]

World Energy Scenarios 2016 report: Global energy demand growth set to fall

Per capita energy demand will peak before 2030, finds a new World Energy Council report, launched at the 23rd World Energy Congress in Istanbul. The three scenarios entitled “Unfinished Symphony”, “Modern Jazz” and “Hard Rock” present three distinct trajectories for the energy sector to 2060, with very different realities across regions.






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Enhancing energy access and sustainable development in Nigeria

The vast expansion in energy services dominated by fossil fuel-based technologies, which has underpinned rapid industrial development, sustained world economic growth and vast improvement in human well-being in the last century, has come at a high environmental cost to Nigeria. In a one-day National Workshop on ‘Enhanced Energy Access for Sustainable Development of the Built […]

Korean Republic gathers to enhance cooperation amid growing emerging uncertainties

In 2016 South Korea’s government unveiled a plan to invest approximately 42 trillion won ($36.6 billion USD) in developing renewable energy industries, such as solar and wind power and eco-friendly power plants, by 2020. Under the plan, new renewable power stations will be built to produce 13 million kilowatts of electricity annually, which is equivalent to that of 26 […]

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A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE 2016 WORLD ENERGY CONGRESS

The 23rd World Energy Congress was held from 9 - 13 October 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey under the theme: "Embracing new frontiers". The Congress convened some 266 world class speakers from around the world, including over 60 government Ministers and Heads of State. In total, some 5000 delegates gathered in Istanbul from over 150 countries to an engaging week of sessions exploring the Grand Transition of the energy sector.

For more information and pictures click here or visit the 2016 Congress website.

Looking ahead, the next 24th World Energy Congress will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 7 – 14 September 2019.

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