“To promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people”


The World Energy Council (WEC) is a uniquely positioned organisation which actively supports intergovernmental organisations, governments and companies to deliver sustainable energy systems. The WEC brings together all of the world’s economic areas, every kind of energy ranging from renewables to fossil fuels, and every kind of organisation.

The WEC’s studies are world-renowned.  They communicate knowledge across a wide range of fields and support the decision-making process in policymaking and industry strategy. Thus, the WEC has a key role to play in helping the world rethink and resolve its energy challenges and in addressing the energy trilemma.

WEC’s mission is carried out through the Objects, which were approved at WEC’s founding in 1923 and modified over the years to adapt to the changing energy industry and the changes within WEC. WEC’s Objects are to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people, by:

  • collating data about and undertaking and promoting research into the means of supplying and using energy having, short and long term, the greatest social benefit and the least harmful impact on the natural environment, and publishing or otherwise disseminating the useful results of such research;
  • undertaking actions, including but not limited to the holding of Congresses, workshops and seminars, to facilitate such supply and use of energy; and
  • collaborating with other organisations in the energy sector with compatible goals.