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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

World Energy Council report details the limited impact of Fukushima on the global nuclear outlook

Nuclear programmes continue worldwide, but international governance on nuclear safety still requires action London – One year after the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi, the World Energy Council (WEC) will publish on Friday, 9 March, a study analysing the impact of the accident on national nuclear energy plans worldwide. The report, ‘World Energy Perspective: Nuclear Energy […]

Posted on 8 March 2012

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WEC speaks at Baltic Sea CCS conference

WEC was invited to speak at the Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Warsaw, Poland, on 6–7 March. The conference, organised by the Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation (BASREC), a ministerial process under the umbrella of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, covered how joint regional solutions could lead to a rapid […]

Posted on 7 March 2012

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Interview: Dr Liberty Mhlanga, Chair of WEC Zimbabwe

Dr Liberty Mhlanga, Chair of WEC Zimbabwe, our newest member, talks about what being a part of the WEC network means for the country What does Zimbabwe hope to get out of being a member of WEC? WEC provides a platform for us at the Zimbabwean Energy Council to network with other energy players in a […]

Posted on 1 March 2012

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Urban innovation: how to finance a sustainable infrastructure

The Swiss Energy Council, WEC’s Swiss committee, was a supporting organisation for the 2nd Sustainable Infrastructure Financing Summit, held in Basel, Switzerland, on 21–22 February.  This was the second time that the Swiss Energy Council has supported the summit, the last one held in 2010. The recent summit, with its substantial delegations from Asia, showed […]

Posted on 1 March 2012

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WEC Africa regional event builds energy future for the continent

Africa Energy Indaba 2012, held during 21–23 February in Johannesburg, South Africa, is Africa’s leading energy gathering which aims to facilitate interaction between energy leaders as they work towards a sustainable energy future for the continent. In her opening speech Dipuo Peters, South Africa’s Energy Minister, recognised the importance of the forum and thanked the […]

Posted on 1 March 2012

World Energy Council survey reveals the issues likely to impact Africa’s energy agenda

African energy leaders see energy prices, energy poverty, and instability in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to be the most important critical uncertainties in Africa’s energy sector, according to the newly released African survey of the World Energy Issues Monitor, published by the World Energy Council. The survey is the first ever […]

Posted on 21 February 2012

World Energy Council welcomes its 21st African member

The World Energy Council (WEC) welcomes Zimbabwe as the latest member committee in Africa to join the world’s largest inclusive and impartial all-energy forum working towards a sustainable energy future.  As the 21st African member country, Zimbabwe follows Chad and Bolivia, which joined the WEC at the end of 2011, and brings the WEC network […]

Posted on 20 February 2012

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Interview: Süreyya Yücel Özden, Chair of WEC Turkey

Süreyya Yücel Özden, Chair of WEC Turkey, talks to WEC Inside about the Turkish energy sector ahead of WELS Istanbul in April What is Turkey’s strategic role in the global energy sector? Turkey is located between Europe – one of the largest energy-consuming centres of the world – and the Caspian region – one of […]

Posted on 15 February 2012

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Christoph Frei meets with Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General

Dr Christoph Frei, the World Energy Council’s Secretary General,  met with Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, on Friday, 10 February at the United Nations headquarters in New York. At the meeting Christoph Frei presented a letter on behalf of WEC Members and Officers formally supporting the UN’s “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All”. He […]

Posted on 12 February 2012

The World Energy Council welcomes Estonian Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Einari Kisel, as a Senior Fellow

Former Estonian Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Einari Kisel, joins the World Energy Council (WEC) as a Senior Fellow, European Policies and Partnership Development. Kisel will be responsible for developing WEC’s Patron and Global Partner programme, helping new partners to engage with our network of 3000 member organisations. Kisel will also help strengthen and build […]

Posted on 1 February 2012

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