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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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World energy problem: what Jazz and Symphony can offer

3 July – The World Energy Council will this week underline the reality that there is no one global solution to the issue of energy supply. Reaching a solution, says the Council, will involve solving each of the individual parts of the problem to achieve the global aim of sustainable, affordable and secure energy for […]

Posted on 3 July 2013

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Italian aviation forum takes off

Italy now has its own platform on energy in civil aviation thanks to an initiative partly led by the WEC’s Italian member committee. The Italian Sustainable Aviation Fuel Forum (ISAFF) has been established under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between WEC Italy and the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) on 4 June. ISAFF aims to […]

Posted on 24 June 2013

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Scenarios project moves closer to finish line

The WEC Scenarios Study Group has stepped closer towards finalising the results of the World Energy Scenarios project at a workshop in London earlier this month (3–4 June). The workshop was held to discuss the key assumptions that have been drawn from the many workshops held around the world over the past three years. The […]

Posted on 24 June 2013

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Interview: Hal Turton from PSI on World Energy Scenarios

The World Energy Scenarios study will soon finalise its findings. Hal Turton, from the project’s modelling team at PSI, tells us about the modelling and why the study is important. What is the most exciting thing about the scenarios study, in your view? The WEC scenarios study brings together experts from across the energy industry […]

Posted on 24 June 2013

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Interview: Ori Chandler on the Future Energy Leaders Programme

The World Energy Council has just launched the next phase of its Future Energy Leaders Programme. Ori Chandler, who heads up the programme, tells us what we should expect to see from the programme at the World Energy Congress and beyond. What is the Future Energy Leaders Programme? The Future Energy Leaders Programme, or FELP, is […]

Posted on 17 June 2013

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Energy leaders of tomorrow to get their say at 2013 World Energy Congress

SEOUL & LONDON, 17 June 2013 – The next generation of energy industry leaders will play a key role at the World Energy Congress in Korea, 13 to 17 October 2013, as the event launches its Future Energy Leaders Programme (FELP). The initiative is aimed at attracting to the Congress some of the brightest young […]

Posted on 17 June 2013

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Interview with WEC Regional Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean

WEC has recently welcomed Nicolás Depetris Chauvin as its new Regional Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. In an interview, he talks about the region’s energy and development situation and how he will be supporting the WEC network. The Latin America and the Caribbean region has huge energy resource potential but energy poverty is […]

Posted on 11 June 2013

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World Energy Council grows its Latin America and Caribbean network with the appointment of new Regional Manager

London, 11 June 2013 – The World Energy Council (WEC) has appointed Dr Nicolás M. Depetris Chauvin as its new Regional Manager for the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. Dr Depetris Chauvin will be supporting the WEC in strengthening its network in the LAC region. He has been tasked to promote the participation of […]

Posted on 11 June 2013

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WEC supports UN SE4ALL global tracking report

The World Energy Council’s formal support of the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative reached a major milestone last week with the release of the Global Tracking Framework report at the Vienna Energy Forum, organised by UNIDO, and in London. The WEC is amongst the 15 agencies who compiled the report. The […]

Posted on 6 June 2013

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Interview: Vivien Foster on the UNSE4ALL global tracking report

The Global Tracking Framework report is set to help monitor progress towards the objectives of the UNSE4ALL initiative. The World Bank’s Vivien Foster, who oversaw the compilation of the report, tells us about the key findings and how the WEC’s continued support helps achieve the objectives. What’s the significance of Global Tracking Framework report? In […]

Posted on 6 June 2013

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