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Energy transition: a tale of two countries

Japan and Germany have much in common in their energy situations, as participants from a recent WEC member event heard. The WEC’s Japanese member committee heard an analysis of the German energy transition in a talk by Dr Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, WEC Chair of World Energy Resources and a German energy expert, in Tokyo on 24 […]

Posted on 3 April 2014

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World Energy Council study highlights massive challenges to the energy system of Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin America and Caribbean region must optimise its energy supply options nationally and across the region in order to support the needs of its growing economies and increasing population, according to a World Energy Council (WEC) report to be presented today at an event organised by the Colombian member committee of the WEC (COCME).

Posted on 31 March 2014

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World’s two largest water and energy organisations team up to highlight the water-energy nexus in celebration of World Water Day

World Energy Council and World Water Council step up partnership 24 March 2014, London & Marseille – The World Energy Council (WEC) and World Water Council (WWC) announce that they have joined forces to bring the issue of the water-energy nexus to the fore in the run up to the 7th World Water Forum, to […]

Posted on 24 March 2014

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Seeking answers to Africa’s energy trilemma

Balanced energy policy and engaged entrepreneurship are essential elements to enabling Africa’s development, says WEC Secretary General Christoph Frei. Africa’s energy sector has long been working to widen energy access to unlock the continent’s vast potential. Energy access remains a critical priority for this dynamic region. Globally, 1.2 billion people – equivalent to India’s population – do […]

Posted on 12 March 2014

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Africa Energy Indaba one step closer to unlocking the continent’s potential

The Africa Energy Indaba concluded last month (18–20 February) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event is the WEC’s regular annual African gathering. Africa’s wealth of energy resources and untapped potential was highlighted, as was the need for more enablers that can unlock energy access for the broader population and new markets. Opening the Indaba, South […]

Posted on 7 March 2014

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World Energy Council comments on nuclear energy three years since Fukushima

LONDON, 6 March 2014 — Ahead of the three-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident on 11 March, the World Energy Council (WEC) issues the following statement. Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, comments: “In our study on nuclear energy in March 2012, we found that Fukushima had had limited impact on […]

Posted on 7 March 2014

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WEC New Zealand highlights world energy issues

The World Energy Issues Monitor will be a hot topic in New Zealand’s energy discussions this week as the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC), the WEC member committee, launches the report nationally. John Carnegie, Secretary of the committee, talks about what’s keeping New Zealand energy leaders awake at night.

Posted on 4 March 2014

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WEC report highlights the critical issues affecting the global and regional energy sector

For the first time energy price volatility and recession have replaced climate framework uncertainty as dominant concern among world energy leaders

Posted on 18 February 2014

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Global governance, energy efficiency and unconventionals highlighted at WEC Spain event

Energy efficiency management and environmental care have become the top two issues in Europe, and so imminent action is required to guarantee the energy sector’s competitiveness and profitability.

Posted on 31 January 2014

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Inconvenient truth: Current technologies, policies, and innovation are not enough to meet climate goals

Unprecedented uncertainty is leading to short-termism in energy investments, according to the World Energy Council’s World Energy Scenarios report COP-19, Warsaw, Poland, 19 November 2013: The world is set to face several significant challenges in balancing global energy needs in addressing the triple challenge of the energy trilemma over the next four decades, according to […]

Posted on 19 November 2013

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New report to highlight alarming slowdown in energy efficiency improvements

11 September 2013, London – The World Energy Council (WEC) will today highlight the reality that more still needs to be done to unlock the potential of energy efficiency to deliver energy and carbon savings. This message comes from the findings of a report to be published next month by the WEC and ADEME, the […]

Posted on 11 September 2013

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Global Electricity Initiative welcomes CEOs of major utilities onto advisory board

London, 27 August 2013 – The Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) today welcomes 15 CEOs from the world’s major electrical utilities onto its board of advisors. The Global Electricity Initiative aims to provide a platform to enable the increase in electricity access in a sustainable and affordable manner. It will showcase the early voluntary actions by […]

Posted on 27 August 2013

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WEC Lebanon resumes activities under new leadership

The WEC’s Lebanon member committee has renewed its activities at an official gathering on 9 July in the capital Beirut. WEC Lebanon aims to create a national energy platform to help the country move towards the adoption of sustainable energy policies. The committee was previously dormant but is now hosted by the Lebanese Center for […]

Posted on 23 August 2013

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Interview: Dr François Moisan from ADEME on energy efficiency

How is the world doing on energy efficiency? The new edition of the WEC Energy Efficiency Policies report will have the latest. Dr François Moisan, from project partner ADEME, gives a preview. What’s new in the 2013 Energy Efficiency Policies report? The 2013 edition of the energy efficiency report shows that energy intensity at world level has […]

Posted on 23 August 2013

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Mexican proposal could have profound impacts on oil & gas and electricity sectors

On 12 August the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, announced a proposal that could reform the country’s massive energy sector and open it to private and foreign investment. President Peña Nieto proposed to change two articles of the constitution which forbid private companies to benefit from profit-sharing contracts and to participate in the Mexican […]

Posted on 21 August 2013

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World Energy Council welcomes Enerjisa as Global Partner

LONDON & ISTANBUL, 20 August 2013 – The World Energy Council (WEC) has welcomed Enerjisa as the newest member of its Global Partner programme. Enerjisa is a leading energy company operating in Turkey’s electricity generation, distribution, trading, wholesale, and retail markets. The company is 50:50 owned by Sabancı Holding, one of the leading industrial and […]

Posted on 20 August 2013

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World Energy Congress 2013: setting the oil & gas sector in context

SEOUL & LONDON, 8 August 2013: The future of the shale gas revolution and concerns over oil price discovery are among the cornerstone issues to be debated by senior oil and gas industry executives at the World Energy Congress in Daegu, Korea, from 13 to 17 October 2013. Keynote speeches from Saudi Aramco CEO Khalid […]

Posted on 8 August 2013

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WEC Argentina highlights investment shortfall and smart grid potential

Argentina’s electrical system has been hampered by the lack of capacity and network investments amid soaring energy demand during the last decade, delegates heard at a recent seminar organised by CACME, the WEC’s Argentine committee. Mr Silvio Resnich, an Argentine energy consultant and CACME member, highlighted the current state of the Argentine electricity system at […]

Posted on 7 August 2013

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Hydropower storage abroad could support the ‘Energiewende’

“Hydropower storage in other European countries could effectively support the German Energiewende, but the potential of any possible cooperation has to be examined realistically,” says Jürgen Stotz, Chair of the German committee. Implementation of the Energiewende, the German energy transition, has been discussed intensively. It is expected that Germany will be unable to use up […]

Posted on 5 August 2013

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WEC Colombia teams up with universities to showcase smart grid innovation

Colombia’s efforts to be at the forefront of smart grid innovation were showcased at a recent seminar hosted by the WEC Colombian committee (COCME) and several universities. COCME co-hosted its third technical seminar, “Opportunities and Barriers for the Implementation of Smart Grids in Colombia”, on 7 June in Medellín to look at how such intelligent […]

Posted on 5 August 2013

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