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Financing resiliency - Juerg Trueb, Swiss Re; Christoph Frei, WEC; Alex Wittenberg, Marsh

New initiative to put numbers to the latest risks impacting energy investment

World Energy Council joins forces with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Marsh & McLennan Companies 1 October 2014, London & Zurich – The World Energy Council (WEC) has launched a new initiative to help mobilise investments into the energy sector. The WEC project, Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure, will seek to understand how the energy and […]

Posted on 1 October 2014

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World Energy Council to host ministerial summit in Cartagena with the President of Colombia

25 ministers will gather in Colombia in October to discuss the energy trilemma and Latin American energy issues

Posted on 23 September 2014

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European energy market under the spotlight at German Energy Day

Experts from all over Europe to attend WEC Germany’s annual event

Posted on 12 September 2014

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India energy at your fingertips

WEC India has launched its India Energy Portal, a one-stop online resource housed within the WEC India website.

Posted on 17 July 2014

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Energy sector faces increasing pressures from climate change – new report

The energy sector is facing increasing pressures from climate change. All segments of the industry will be affected by the changing global climate and the policy responses to it.

Posted on 13 June 2014

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UN Secretary-General to host first Sustainable Energy for All Forum (4-6 June)

Ministers, leaders from business and civil society to assess progress, chart way forward to reach targets on energy access, efficiency, renewables United Nations, New York, 27 May – Momentum is building for the first annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum, to be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 4-6 June.  Over one thousand […]

Posted on 27 May 2014

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World Energy Council welcomes National Grid as Global Partner

20 May 2014, London – The World Energy Council (WEC) has welcomed National Grid as the newest member of its Global Partner programme. National Grid owns and runs energy networks in the UK and north-eastern US, delivering power and gas safely to millions of customers. The company joins the WEC’s community of Global Partners with […]

Posted on 20 May 2014

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WEC Europe: Implementation of new EU energy policy needs careful consideration

The WEC’s European member countries discussed the EU’s new energy policy with the European Commission at the WEC’s 3rd European Energy Forum in Paris on 24–25 April.

Posted on 4 May 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 presented 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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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

Regional Crossroads "Latin America and the Caribbean: Blessed with resources, overwhelmed by choice?"

Latin America and the Caribbean: Blessed with resources, overwhelmed by choice?

Latin America is a fossil fuel-rich region with strong oil and gas reserves and a great potential for the exploitation of renewable energy sources, in particular large hydropower projects. But the region’s energy wealth is unevenly distributed and has enormous untapped potential, said panel moderator José Antonio Vargas Lleras, Vice Chair of Latin American and the […]

Posted on 14 October 2013

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UAE Minister comments on energy future

Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, the Minister of Energy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Gao Jifan, Chairman & CEO of the China-based Trina Solar, commented on the changing conditions of the world energy sector in a session summing up the discussions on 14 October at the Daegu 2013 Congress. “We recognize that change is […]

Posted on 14 October 2013

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Better communication and more government support needed to curb climate change

The world faces a multitude of climate change scenarios that threaten to disrupt the lives of billions of people while causing havoc in markets across the globe, delegates were told at the Daegu 2013 Congress on 14 October. These environmental challenges will inevitably affect the way we procure and consume energy. Experts evaluated the risk of […]

Posted on 14 October 2013

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WEC World Energy Scenarios report highlights massive challenges to achieving harmony in the energy system

World Energy Congress, Daegu, Korea, 14 October 2013: The world is set to face several significant challenges in balancing global energy needs in addressing the energy trilemma over the next four decades, according to the report, ”World Energy Scenarios: Composing energy futures to 2050”, released today by the World Energy Council at its triennial event, […]

Posted on 14 October 2013

World Energy Council issues official statement ahead of 22nd World Energy Congress

WEC calls for policymakers and industry leaders to “get real” as the global energy body exposes the myths informing the energy debate and defines a path to a more sustainable energy future. DAEGU, KOREA, SUNDAY OCTOBER 13, 2013: As the 2013 World Energy Congress gets underway in Daegu, South Korea, the World Energy Council (WEC) […]

Posted on 13 October 2013

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World Energy Council issues official statement ahead of 22nd World Energy Congress

 WEC calls for policymakers and industry leaders to “get real” as the global energy body exposes the myths informing the energy debate and defines a path to a more sustainable energy future. DAEGU, KOREA, SUNDAY OCTOBER 13, 2013: As the 2013 World Energy Congress gets underway in Daegu, Korea, the World Energy Council (WEC) warned […]

Posted on 13 October 2013

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6,000 delegates to attend 22nd World Energy Congress in Korea

Global energy leaders gather to tackle urgent energy challenges DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA, 13 October 2013: More than 6,000 of the world’s most prominent energy leaders will gather in Daegu, South Korea for the 22nd World Energy Congress, which begins today. Held every three years, the world’s most prestigious energy event will attract government ministers, industry […]

Posted on 13 October 2013

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2013 World Energy Congress in pictures

2013 World Energy Congress, Daegu, Korea Catch up on the highlights of the 5 days of the Congress here. Download high-resolution photos by clicking on each photo. Sunday, 13 October – Opening Ceremony Monday, 14 October – Visions and Scenarios for the Future Tuesday, 15 October – Identifying the Business Opportunities: Resources and Technologies Wednesday, […]

Posted on 13 October 2013

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Climate change to top the agenda at the World Energy Congress 2013

LONDON 2nd October, 2013: The World Energy Congress 2013, which takes place in Daegu, Korea 13-17 October, will bring together the largest gathering of energy and climate change experts since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its report on Friday.   Major discussions will take place throughout the four-day gathering including headline panels featuring: […]

Posted on 2 October 2013

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Sustainable future dependent on energy industry support, warns World Energy Council

-       Report’s rankings reveal most countries struggle to balance energy needs -       Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Spain and the United Kingdom achieve ‘AAA’ ratings under new scorecard system -       World Energy Congress to agree the agenda for change next month in Korea   WASHINGTON, D.C., September 24, 2013 – The global energy industry must play a […]

Posted on 24 September 2013

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