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2015 World Energy Trilemma Report : ambitious climate framework needed now, says energy sector

New World Energy Trilemma Report says the energy sector wants to invest, but needs an ambitious climate framework, with clear emission targets and a flexible approach to meet different needs of countries to gain the confidence from investors if the essential investment target of $48-53 trillion is to be delivered. Five key actions to the successful transition to a low carbon energy system are identified.

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World Energy Focus: read our June issue

In this issue, we bring you an exclusive interview with Yongping Zhai, Energy Division Director at the Asian Development Bank on their initiatives in the Asia and Pacific region, a cover story on this year’s World Energy Trilemma Report, and a country focus on Italy in advance of the LNG Conference in Rome this month.

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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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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

Security of supply: a pan-European approach – The opportunities and requirements of greater cooperation across European electricity markets / National events

1 Jul to 1 Jul 2015
Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union, Belgium

WEC Global Scenario Study Group Workshop / Members' Meetings

7 Jul to 8 Jul 2015
The Montcalm, Marble Arch. 34-40 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7TW. Tel: +44 (0) 20 7958 3200., United Kingdom

The New Face of Nuclear Energy / National events

29 Jul 2015
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Energy Challenges faced by Small Consumers / National events

30 Jul to 30 Jul 2015
Indaba Hotel, South Africa

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Energy leaders gather in Ecuador

Industry representatives and government officials gathered at the National Seminar of the Ecuadorian Electricity Sector organised by the Ecuadorian World Energy Council members committee when it met to address the future of the electricity sector in Ecuador. One of the main objectives of the meeting was to share experiences of different companies in the energy sector in […]

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Spain explores Energy and Geostrategy: two concepts that are invariably interlinked

Energy-related factors have a bearing on the global geopolitical and geostrategic scenario in the same way as the general geopolitical framework places conditions on the parameters that define the energy environment. Both concepts are also deeply inter-related from a nation’s security point of view. These are some of the conclusions included in the latest publication […]