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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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WEC Iran event had significant support and participation

The WEC Iranian member committee’s 10th International Energy Conference took place in Tehran in August.

Posted on 13 November 2014

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More Europe needed in European energy markets

Leading figures of the European and German energy world were united in their calls for a renewed effort towards more integration in European energy markets at WEC Germany’s flagship event.

Posted on 13 November 2014

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WEC Lebanon holds Beirut Energy Forum

The 5th Beirut Energy Forum was held from 17 to 19 September in Beirut, Lebanon.

Posted on 13 November 2014

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2014 Executive Assembly put spotlight on regional integration

The World Energy Council’s Executive Assembly concluded last month (20–24 October) in Colombia with broad support from WEC members and the more than 700 attending representatives from governments and the private sector.

Posted on 11 November 2014

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Speech by President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit

President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia said at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit says the energy trilemma offers a valuable roadmap to strengthening the energy sector, adding that guaranteeing energy sustainability is a “shared task” among nations

Posted on 11 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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73% of Latin America consumers are willing to pay more for alternative transport fuels

New report by World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders shed light on consumer perspectives on demand-side energy solutions

Posted on 21 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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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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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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Interview: Philippe Joubert, Executive Chairman, Global Electricity Initiative (GEI)

The WEC is taking a leading role in a partnership with GSEP and WBCSD under the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI).  GEI will identify and promote best practice amongst electrical utilities.  Philippe Joubert, GEI Executive Chairman, tells us more.   What does the Global Electricity Initiative aim to do? We want to showcase what electrical utilities […]

Posted on 15 December 2012

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Bi-Regional Forum highlights priorities of the Americas

Improving the integration of renewables and increasing energy efficiency measures in the energy system of Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) were amongst the key messages that emerged out of the World Energy Council’s 3rd Bi-Regional Forum for the Americas. The event, which took place in Cancun, Mexico, from 6 to 7 December, gathered more […]

Posted on 8 December 2012

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Policies will make or break the sustainability of our energy systems

Time to get real – energy industry calls for governments to create interconnected policies [DOHA] – 3 December 2012 – Senior energy industry executives have urged governments to establish coherent and joined-up policies to help achieve sustainable energy systems, says a report published today by the World Energy Council (WEC). According to the WEC’s 2012 […]

Posted on 3 December 2012

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Global Electricity Initiative: WEC, WBCSD, and GSEP combine strengths to advance energy access and climate goals

Doha, December 3, 2012 – Three of the world’s largest energy and sustainability networks have joined forces within the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) to support electrical utilities’ efforts to tackle climate change and improve energy access. The World Energy Council (WEC), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership […]

Posted on 3 December 2012

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What makes for good energy policy?

Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair of the WEC’s newly released World Energy Trilemma report, tells us its key findings, and why every government should heed its advice.   Tell us about the World Energy Trilemma report. The report measures the sustainability of countries’ energy policies on three dimensions – energy security, environmental mitigation and social equity […]

Posted on 3 December 2012

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The world is far away from achieving environmentally sustainable energy systems

WEC’s Energy Sustainability Index highlights top-performing countries, with policies crucial to performance. The World Energy Council’s (WEC) global ranking of country energy sustainability performance has revealed that most of the over 90 countries assessed are still far from achieving fully sustainable energy systems. The 2012 Energy Sustainability Index, published within the WEC’s 2012 World Energy […]

Posted on 1 December 2012

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Pierre Gadonneix wins Platts 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

30 November 2012 – Pierre Gadonneix, Chairman of the World Energy Council (WEC), has been presented with a lifetime achievement award at the 2012 Platts Global Energy Awards in New York. The award, in the Vision & Leadership category, recognises his extensive career in the energy sector. Pierre Gadonneix has served at CEO level in […]

Posted on 30 November 2012

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WEC insight could support the next phase of the Energy Charter

WEC recommendations on rules of trade and energy sustainability provide sound basis for updating the Energy Charter, said Einari Kisel, WEC Senior Fellow, at a ministerial conference. Mr Kisel made the remarks on 27 November at the Energy Charter Conference in Warsaw, where the Energy Charter’s 51 member governments from Europe and Asia adopted a historic decision […]

Posted on 28 November 2012

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Interconnection investment is crucial for European competitiveness – WEC Spain

– by Javier Jiménez Pérez, WEC Spain Creating incentives for investment in interconnection is essential if the EU were to maintain industrial competitiveness, experts said at a recent WEC Spain conference. The EU is well positioned to benefit from today’s ever more globalised energy market, delegates heard. Thus it is crucial to boost financial support for […]

Posted on 21 November 2012

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Canadian Energy Summit

The Energy Council of Canada – the WEC’s Canadian member committee – held the Canadian Energy Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia last month (13–15 November). The Summit covered a diversity of energy issues facing Canada. Speakers included over 30 industry players, 16 energy associations, academics, foreign dignitaries, and representatives from federal and provincial governments. All sessions […]

Posted on 16 November 2012

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