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WEC Canada convenes two major forums

“Transformations Across the Energy Sector: Past, Present and Future” was the theme for the combined 2014 Canadian Energy Summit and the WEC’s North America Region Energy Forum, organised by the Energy Council of Canada

Posted on 14 August 2014

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Bolivia puts on major energy congress

The annual congress of WEC Bolivia next month will look at national and regional energy prospects in the backdrop of global oil and gas dynamics.

Posted on 17 July 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

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South African achievements recognised

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA), the WEC country committee, has recognised outstanding endeavours in energy at an awards ceremony last month (22 August). SANEA has hosted the awards since 2008 for six consecutive years. This year the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) has chosen to collaborate with SANEA in recognising South […]

Posted on 23 September 2013

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WEC launches 2013 Trilemma report as UN holds General Assembly

The World Energy Council is launching its 2013 World Energy Trilemma report with the annual Energy Sustainability Index this week. The global launch starts in Washington, DC, at a panel discussion organised by the United States Energy Association (USEA), the WEC’s US member committee, today, 24 September. Joan MacNaughton CB, Executive Chair of the report, […]

Posted on 19 September 2013

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From Albert Einstein to Solar City: 22 facts about the World Energy Congress 2013

Did you know that the fascinating 90-year history of the World Energy Congress has seen contributions from brilliant scientists such as the great physicist Albert Einstein, inspirational speakers including International Space Station astronaut Steve Maclean, and the first discussions of natural gas and nuclear fusion as future energy sources? This October’s Congress theme of ‘Securing […]

Posted on 18 September 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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