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Pakistani Future Energy Leader gets Forbes award for “lighting a million lives”

Fiza Farhan has been named as one of this year’s “30 under 30” social entrepreneurs for her efforts to bring renewable energy to poor, rural areas of Pakistan

Posted on 16 March 2015

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German energy policy: not a blueprint for other countries

German energy policy is not a blueprint for other countries and is seen as a risk to European security of supply in the electricity sector, according to a recent survey by Weltenergierat.

Posted on 10 March 2015

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The Netherlands joins the World Energy Council as its newest member country

Posted on 4 March 2015

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Africa Energy Indaba examined solutions for regional integration and resource diversification

World Energy Council senior leaders and members as well as African energy leaders have gathered again this year in Johannesburg at the Africa Energy Indaba, the Council’s annual regional event for Africa.

Posted on 20 February 2015

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World Energy Council welcomes Abengoa as Global Partner

The World Energy Council has welcomed Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, as the newest member of its Global Partner programme.

Posted on 16 February 2015

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World Energy Council to host energy ministerial in Johannesburg

African ministers will join energy leaders to address the energy trilemma and regional integration at the Indaba Energy Leaders’ Dialogue

Posted on 10 February 2015

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World Energy Scenarios showcased in new carbon emissions calculator

The World Energy Council’s scenarios are being showcased in a new online tool for counting carbon reductions.

The Global Calculator is an interactive tool for businesses, NGOs and governments to consider the options for cutting carbon emissions and the trade-offs for energy and land use to 2050.

Posted on 30 January 2015

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New report: Catalysing the low-carbon economy

Technology and a reduction of barriers to environmental energy-related goods cited as requirements for achieving post-2015 climate and development goals

Posted on 28 January 2015

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The “new normal”: Energy price volatility and climate framework uncertainty top concerns of global energy leaders

Energy leaders see energy price volatility and the future of a climate framework as their top critical uncertainties, according to our latest World Energy Issues Monitor. This 7th annual edition of the study, entitled “Energy price volatility: the new normal”, has gathered the views of more than 1,000 energy leaders, including ministers and chief executives from nearly 80 countries.

Posted on 20 January 2015

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Our members’ best moments of 2014

Our member committees and future energy leaders share their best moments of 2014

Posted on 12 January 2015

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Utilities call for joint action to deliver universal access while reducing emissions

A joint adaptation and mitigation approach, new energy storage technologies, and stable policies along with a meaningful carbon price will be required if countries are to deliver universal access while reducing emissions.

Posted on 9 December 2014

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Energy future hinges upon financing choices today, warns World Energy Council

Annual ranking of 129 countries finds number of AAA countries drops from five to three while four countries put on negative watch

Posted on 24 November 2014

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Finalizó con éxito en Cartagena la Cumbre Mundial de Líderes Energéticos

Presidente Santos definió en el cierre de la cumbre del Consejo Mundial de Energía los retos del sector para los próximos cuatro años. Más 700 líderes mundiales y delegados de 60 países, participaron en la Cumbre como muestra de la voluntad global para seguir afianzando los principios de la sostenibilidad energética. En el cierre de […]

Posted on 24 October 2014

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Abu Dhabi to host World Energy Council’s 2019 World Energy Congress

The UAE will host the 2019 World Energy Congress while dates for the 2016 Congress were also announced

Posted on 23 October 2014

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Colombia advances 8 places in global ranking on energy sustainability

World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index to be revealed next month 22 October 2014, Cartagena, Colombia – Colombia will advance 8 places among 129 countries in an upcoming global ranking measuring the performance of countries in energy sustainability, according to the World Energy Council.  The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index measures the performance of […]

Posted on 22 October 2014

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Energy Summit gathers leaders from more than 100 countries to examine the energy future of Latin America

World Energy Council summit to gather 500 leaders and more than 20 ministers while Colombia’s global ranking in energy sustainability will be previewed at Cartagena event

Posted on 17 October 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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Energy leaders gather for China International Summit ahead of the World Energy Congress

The World Energy Council hosts event in Beijing to assess ambitions of new Chinese government BEIJING & SEOUL – 25 April 2013: The World Energy Council’s China International Summit opens today in Beijing to explore the long-term energy options facing the country’s new government. The one-day closed summit will be one of the most important […]

Posted on 25 April 2013

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World Energy Congress unveils program themes – ministers, CEOs and experts to address full range of energy issues

LONDON and SEOUL – 22 April 2013: The 2013 World Energy Congress Organizing Committee announced today some of the significant program topics that will be discussed by leading figures in the energy sector at the world’s premier energy event, to be held in Daegu, South Korea from October 13 to 17, 2013. Under the theme […]

Posted on 23 April 2013

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USEA shares knowledge on small island power

The United States Energy Association (USEA), the WEC’s US member committee, recently exchanged their knowledge with Indonesian experts. From 13 to 20 April, nine senior managers from PT PLN Persero (PLN), the Indonesian electric utility, travelled to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui for meetings with Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company, First Wind, […]

Posted on 22 April 2013

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World Energy Congress gets backing from Korean Prime Minister

The Organising Committee of the 2013 World Energy Congress is delighted to announce that the Prime Minister of Korea, Mr Chung Hong-won, has agreed to bring his leadership and support to the Congress by joining as Honorary Chairman of the Organising Committee. Mr Chung comments: “As the 22nd World Energy Congress is the most prestigious […]

Posted on 16 April 2013

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WEC intensifies Central and Eastern Europe activities

The WEC is set to intensity its members’ activities in Central and Eastern Europe. At the recent WEC Central and Eastern Europe regional meeting, held in Bucharest during 18–20 March, WEC member committees agreed to establish the regional meeting as a regular gathering, to take place every year. Every second meeting will be held within […]

Posted on 15 April 2013

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Energy efficiency makes business sense, WEC Colombia event heard

Colombian energy experts and business leaders highlighted how energy efficiency can help boost business competitiveness and cost savings at a recent event organised by COCME, the WEC’s Colombian member committee. At the seminar “Energy efficiency: business vision and competitiveness”, senior Colombian figures told more than 200 representatives from industry, businesses, and academia that technology choice, […]

Posted on 15 April 2013

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Interview: Prof Jonathan Stern on the future for natural gas markets

  Natural gas markets are in a state of flux. Professor Jonathan Stern, who spoke at a WEC Italy conference about the latest on gas, shares his views on what the future might hold. How will the European gas consumption evolve in this decade? We need to specify the countries and years we are talking […]

Posted on 15 April 2013

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Interview: China International Summit

Interview by Monique Tsang The World Energy Council will be holding its China International Summit this month.  WEC Secretary General Christoph Frei explains what participants should expect. Why is the WEC holding this event in China at this time? People are extremely interested in China. China is undergoing a major transformation. It has the world’s fastest growing […]

Posted on 4 April 2013

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WEC Colombia hosts discussion on critical energy issues

The WEC’s recently published study on world energy issues was showcased at a seminar organised by COCME, the WEC’s Colombian member committee. At the seminar “Regional and Global Energy Panorama” (21 February, Bogotá), José Antonio Vargas Lleras, Chair of COCME and WEC Vice-Chair for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), presented the 2013 World Energy […]

Posted on 4 April 2013

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Energy transition needs to be affordable, WEC Germany survey finds

The German Energiewende needs to be affordable for it to work, according to the latest international survey by Weltenergierat, the WEC’s German member committee. The majority (76%) of the experts from 23 countries surveyed do not believe that the Energiewende – or ‘energy transition’ – could be a blueprint for their own country. “International energy […]

Posted on 3 April 2013

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