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World Energy Council to launch 2017 Issues Monitor

The World Energy Council will be officially launching the 2017 World Energy Issues Monitor in Washington on 6 April, followed by  further presentations at regional events being held. The 2017 Issues Monitor finds that industry leaders remain most concerned by commodity prices and associated volatility. The ‘new normal’ for economic growth is perceived with greater […]

Posted on 16 March 2017

Etihad Aviation Group to support World Energy Congress

The Organising Committee of the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi has announced the support of the Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) in the delivery of the 2019 Congress. The agreement appoints Hala Abu Dhabi as the Official Travel & Destination Partner alongside Etihad Airways as the Official Airline for the World Energy Council’s 24th World […]

Posted on 16 March 2017

Enhancing energy access and sustainable development in Nigeria

The vast expansion in energy services dominated by fossil fuel-based technologies, which has underpinned rapid industrial development, sustained world economic growth and vast improvement in human well-being in the last century, has come at a high environmental cost to Nigeria. In a one-day National Workshop on ‘Enhanced Energy Access for Sustainable Development of the Built […]

Posted on 13 March 2017

Could the potential for Blockchain technology change the world?

As a consequence of growing digitalisation and decentralisation in the energy sector of industrialised economies, blockchain applications are becoming more and more visible and are gaining momentum in the utilities industry. The future market is set to be a two-way system made up of billions of interacting endpoints: everything from smart plugs, smart meters, solar […]

Posted on 13 March 2017

European Commission Directorate General for Energy explores World Energy Council global Scenarios

After the World Energy Congress in Istanbul, the World Energy Council’s 2016 Global Scenarios have attracted a wide range of interest within the energy industry and among policymakers. The Directorate General for Energy (DG) of the European Commission was keen to explore the World Energy Scenarios. In particular, to discuss the implications of the Global […]

Posted on 13 March 2017

UAE signs crucial 24th World Energy Congress project management contract

His Excellency Eng Suhail Al Mazrouei, United  Arab  Emirates Minister of Energy and Chair of the Council’s UAE national member committee, recently signed the project management office (PMO) contract with Energy Events Experts, to support the work of the committee and ensure the smooth delivery of the 24th World Energy Congress to be held in […]

Posted on 21 February 2017

Korean Republic gathers to enhance cooperation amid growing emerging uncertainties

In 2016 South Korea’s government unveiled a plan to invest approximately 42 trillion won ($36.6 billion USD) in developing renewable energy industries, such as solar and wind power and eco-friendly power plants, by 2020. Under the plan, new renewable power stations will be built to produce 13 million kilowatts of electricity annually, which is equivalent to that of 26 […]

Posted on 15 February 2017

Young energy professional lands dream job after completing Future Energy Leader’s programme

The World Energy Council’s French Future Energy Leaders’ programme (FELS) provided Bianka Shoai-Tehrani the opportunity to land her dream job, as a researcher at the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth in Kyoto, Japan. Thanks to connections made through the FEL programme, Bianka’s successful interview during the 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu, resulted […]

Posted on 15 February 2017

World Energy Council presents to Italian Parliament to celebrate Triple A Trilemma ranking

With increasing geopolitical and regulatory changes impacting on the way stakeholders within the energy sector have operated in recent decades, it is  evident that an energy transition is well under way. Marco Margheri, President of the Italian member committee of the World Energy Council, recently announced an engagement strategy which aims at facilitating the debate […]

Posted on 15 February 2017

The political economy of energy prices

Over recent years, energy prices have played a key role in the development of political events. Oil price volatility has created winners and losers both at national and international level, as well as altering the balance of political economy at a national level and impacting on regional geopolitics.  What actions should governments undertake in order […]

Posted on 6 December 2016

Future energy markets: The grand transition of Estonian energy policy

The World Energy Council and some of Estonia’s and Nordic key energy players convened to discuss what the future holds for global, European, and Estonian energy policy in the face of rapid innovation and other new realities facing the energy sector. Dr Christoph Frei, Secretary General, World Energy Council, opened the conference with an overview […]

Posted on 24 November 2016

Experts exchange best practices on renewable energy integration as part of Power Africa initiative

Senegal is actively pursuing reform policies in the energy sector with a strong focus on promoting renewable energy. Senegal aims to achieve the electrification rate of 50% in rural areas, 96% urban areas, and 70% of national level by 2017. Current energy policy is reflected in the Lettre de Développement du Secteur de l’Energie, a […]

Posted on 24 November 2016

Future Energy Leaders launch Human Capital taskforce report at 23rd Congress

The energy sector is clearly facing a period of grand transition in the face of potent new challenges and innovative and disruptive technologies.  Oil prices will  continue to drop, fossil fuels will continue to supply more than three-quarters of world energy use in 2040, and natural gas  is expected to grow the fastest impacting on […]

Posted on 24 November 2016

Realising Africa’s potential at the 23rd World Energy Congress

With Africa’s rapidly growing population making ever increasing demands for greater energy access it is difficult to overestimate the scale of the challenge facing the continent. But it is also hard to match the sense of optimism and excitement that energy experts express about the opportunities to transform sub-Saharan Africa’s energy footprint in positive and […]

Posted on 24 November 2016

The Changing World Gas Industry

Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Gas Conference inaugural event in South Korea, Younghoon David Kim, Co-Chair of the World Energy Council, said that whilst the South Korean gas industry has a relatively short history of 30 years, it now stands near the level of developed countries. He went on to talk about how the issues facing […]

Posted on 26 November 2015

Welcome to a new direct member Woodside

Woodside, Australia’s most experienced LNG operator and largest independent oil and gas company who is recognised across the world as an explorer, developer, producer and supplier, is the latest company to join the World Energy Council as a direct member. As well as LNG assets in the north-west of Australia that host some of the […]

Posted on 25 November 2015

Awards for outstanding players in South Africa

The 2015 SANEA / SANEDI Energy Awards were made to eleven companies and individuals for their outstanding contributions to South Africa’s economy.  The awards are a result of member committee South African National Energy Association, SANEA, and the South African National Development Institute, SANEDI, joining forces to promote achievements by South Africans to ensure a […]

Posted on 25 November 2015

Energy security key according to 2015 World Energy Council Energy Trilemma Index

The World Energy Council launches its annual ranking of energy and climate policies. The 2015 Energy Trilemma Index registers overall improvements across the three dimensions of the energy trilemma. However, this year’s report shows that the challenges faced by countries to develop a balanced approach to their energy policy mean that only two countries out of 130 are achieving ‘AAA’ balance score.

Posted on 10 November 2015

Le Conseil Mondial de l’Énergie exprime son inquiétude sur l’évolution et les ambitions des négociations sur le climat

 Le 29 octobre 2015, Addis-Abeba, Éthiopie – Le Conseil Mondial de l’Énergie s’apprête à écrire à toutes les parties de la Convention-Cadre des Nations Unies sur les Changements Climatiques (CCCNU) pour exprimer son inquiétude sur la lenteur des progrès et le manque d’ambition des négociations sur le climat. Le message sans équivoque issu des réunions […]

Posted on 29 October 2015

El Consejo Mundial de Energía expresa preocupación sobre el nivel de progreso y ambición de las negociaciones climáticas

29 de Octubre 2015 Addis Abeba, Etiopia – El Consejo Mundial de Energía comunicara a todas las partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático, expresando la preocupación sobre el nivel de progreso y ambición por el estado de las negociaciones climáticas. El mensaje claro de las reuniones del Consejo […]

Posted on 29 October 2015

UNFCCC Executive Secretary welcomes energy community messages to Paris negotiations

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) welcomes the World Energy Council’s messages to COP21 in a video address to the global energy leaders’ community during the Council’s Executive Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 29th October 2015. Read the script: UNFCCC C.Figueres welcomes World Energy Council’s messages […]

Posted on 29 October 2015

The World Energy Council’s call to the 21st Conference of Parties

Urgent action requires solidarity beyond dogmatism. The World Energy Council, representing over 3000 organisations from governments, private and state companies, academia, NGOs and energy-related stakeholders, is calling for a clear pathway from Paris that will end the growing uncertainty that has cast a shadow over the energy sector for many decades. The energy community urgently […]

Posted on 29 October 2015

The World Energy Council expresses “concern” about the progress and ambition of the climate talks

The energy leaders’ community is increasingly concerned about the slow progress and level of ambition in the negotiations ahead of the COP21 meeting in Paris. The World Energy Council issues today its messages to the Parties during its Executive Assembly in Addis Ababa affirming that the energy sector across the world is ready to respond to a strong signal from Paris to accelerate the energy transition.

Posted on 29 October 2015

FEL week designed by FEL for FEL at Addis Ababa Executive Assembly

The first FEL week designed by FEL-100 with exclusive activities to include visits to Adama wind farms I and II, a Future Energy Leaders Summit, FEL Summit, strategic workshops and preparation of the work of the FEL taskforces for 2016 will take place at the Executive Assembly. Pirjo Jantunen, Chair of FEL-100 said: “I have […]

Posted on 21 October 2015

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