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World Energy Focus: read our June issue

In this issue, Jonathan Elkind, Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Energy, sets out the importance of involving the private sector in energy investment. The feature story explains the increase in geopolitical energy risks and the country focus illustrates Chile’s answer to the Energy Trilemma: more hydropower, power auctions and regional integration.

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2016 World Energy Congress Istanbul programme announced!

The 2016 World Energy Congress just announced the first key highlights of its official programme. Headline sessions will include weathering the commodity price storm, the impact of COP21 on the energy sector and more. Prominent leaders such as the CEOs of EDF, Saudi Aramco, E.ON, Econet, Shell and many more have already confirmed their speaking roles. Join the debate in Istanbul from 9 to 13 October !

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New report: resilience of power generation globally threatened by energy-water-food nexus

‘The road to resilience – managing the risks of the energy-water-food nexus’ report is calling for immediate action in order to secure resilient energy infrastructure: 'Improve understanding of the water footprint of energy technologies' and 'take into account the "price" of water' are some of the recommendations made to mitigate the risks of the 40% shortfall of available water across the globe by 2030

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New report: what keeps energy leaders awake at night in 2016?

Innovation and shift to a low-carbon energy market are the biggest issues facing the energy world according to the 2016 World Energy Issues Monitor. Launched in China, the 7th annual survey of over 1000 global energy leaders shows the climate of innovation amongst them, in response to the need to de-carbonise, opportunities from renewables and increasing risks in the midst of a commodities price storm.

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150th speaker confirmed for World Energy Congress 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey

Strive Masiyiwa, Group Executive Chairman and Founder of Econet, confirms as 150th speaker for 23rd World Energy Congress in Istanbul, 9-13 October 2016. The World Energy Congress is regarded as the most influential and inclusive gathering of senior leaders from all segments of the energy community

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Japanese nuclear plants still standing after earthquake hits Kumamoto

Following the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu, southern region of Japan on 14 April, World Energy Council Japan reports no damage was done to the five reactors of the two nuclear power stations in the region, the Sendai and Genkai Nuclear Power Stations, both operated by Kyushu Electric Power Company.

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The Paris Agreement: an ambitious course

Members of the Conseil Français de l’Énergie recently gathered to hear the Chair of the Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) share his views on the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) two months after it was held, and analyse the results of the Paris Agreement.

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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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