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New World Energy Council Report: Hydropower’s Big Surge – Set To Double by 2050

Global hydroelectric power is set to double to 2,000GW capacity by 2050 thanks to the multiple roles hydro projects can fulfil, particularly in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Charting the Upsurge in Hydropower Development Report, which covers technological, economic and socio-political perspectives across the world, highlights opportunities for future growth.

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World Energy Focus: read our May issue

In this issue, we bring you a cover story on hydropower, an exclusive interview with Jean-Marie Dauger, Executive Vice President of ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ) on the outlook for gas, and a focus on hydro powerhouse New Zealand, plus latest energy news from around the world.

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The “new normal”: Energy price volatility and climate framework uncertainty top concerns of global energy leaders

Energy leaders see energy price volatility and the future of a climate framework as their top critical uncertainties, according to our latest World Energy Issues Monitor. This 7th annual edition of the study, entitled “Energy price volatility: the new normal”, has gathered the views of more than 1,000 energy leaders, including ministers and chief executives from nearly 80 countries.

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Utilities call for joint action to deliver universal access while reducing emissions

New GEI report identifies the untapped opportunities for electricity utilities to further deliver a low-carbon future

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2014 World Energy Trilemma: Energy future hinges upon financing choices today

Annual ranking of 129 countries finds number of AAA countries drops from five to three while four countries put on negative watch

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BusinessNZ Energy Council launches Young Energy Professionals Network

BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC), the World Energy Council’s member committee in New Zealand, has launched a new initiative aiming to strengthen future opportunities of today’s young professionals: the Young Energy Professionals Network (YEPN).

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Objective COP21: the road is still long

The 4th European Forum of Energy finds that much still needs to be done in bringing together the visions of industrialised and developing countries