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Combined Heat and Power has an important role in Poland

The World Energy Council Polish Member Committee, supported by the former Polish Ministry of Economy, now the Ministry of Energy, recently held a conference entitled: ‘Role of combined heat and power (CHP) in Polish Energy Policy to 2050’. Henryk Majchrzak, President of the Polish Member Committee, said: “The high-efficiency of CHP means that it can make […]

Posted on 28 January 2016

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India: Electric power systems must be more flexible

The latest findings of the World Energy Council Renewable Energy Sources Systems Integration, RES,  report were presented at a workshop organised by the Indian member committee with support from World Energy Council Global Partner CESI SpA, Italy, in New Delhi in December 2015. The meeting was attended by nearly 100 senior executives that included Shri P […]

Posted on 28 January 2016

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Chair calls for speed, focus and results to reduce the risks posed by climate change

Following on from the opening addresses given by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Ms Nadeau said:
The Paris Agreement is only a starting point for governments and the energy industry. It will not stabilise the climate, but the collective efforts of 195 countries who have published their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, INDCs, will go a long way.

Posted on 28 January 2016

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Over 600 energy leaders gathering at 2016 Africa Energy Indaba

he 2015 World Energy Council Year for Africa culminated at the World Energy Council Executive Assembly and the World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Addis Ababa. Now, the discussion moves to the 2016 Africa Energy Indaba, the World Energy Council’s annual regional event to be held on 16 -17 February.

Posted on 28 January 2016

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Arup latest World Energy Council partner for Scenarios study

The World Energy Council and Arup have recently signed an agreement on the global engineering firm becoming a Project Supporter for the World Energy Scenarios flagship study with a special focus on urban innovation. Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, said: “Arup will be providing associated perspectives and analysis on a selection of resources areas […]

Posted on 28 January 2016

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Future Energy Leaders community growing in 2015

Five new nationally based Future Energy Leaders groups were formed in 2015 in Austria, Egypt, New Zealand, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, with one in development in South Africa. Pirjo Jantunen, FEL Chair, said: “I welcome all the new national FEL groups to our community which will complement our global FEL-100s and look forward to meeting everyone at the […]

Posted on 28 January 2016

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Spanish meeting focuses on Atlantic basin and global energy governance

This year the theme of the annual Spanish member committee conference in Madrid was “Governing Energy: the Atlantic Basin and Global Institutions”.  It brought together almost 400 attendees and 25 national and international speakers including Alberto Nadal, Spanish Secretary of State for Energy.  Discussions focussed on energy flows in the Atlantic Basin, the governance of […]

Posted on 16 December 2015

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Seoul Energy Symposium calls for faster energy alliance progress

At the World Energy Council International Energy Symposium in Korea, where around 170 energy leaders from government, public authorities, research institutions and the industry met, there was a call to move forward the establishment of an alliance of expertise to meet the objectives of the Eurasian Energy Integration project. The ultimate need for establishing an […]

Posted on 16 December 2015

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Gas supply security : a challenge for Europe?

Addressing the French member committee in Paris, Jean-Marie Dauger, Chair Strategy and Communications Committee, talked about the future of gas supplies in Europe saying: “Natural gas will remain a key component of the energy balance for many decades because of the abundance of reserves and the role it plays in replacing coal. “Whilst Europe shows […]

Posted on 16 December 2015

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Welcome to our newest patron

The World Energy Council has welcomed its latest Patron, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Masdar Initiative. The Masdar Initiative is the UAE’s flagship entity whose aim is to advance the clean energy industry in Abu Dhabi and around the world, and be a catalyst for the economic diversification of the Emirates. The Patron agreement was celebrated […]

Posted on 16 December 2015

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World Energy Council Welcomes Paris Agreement

Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, said: “We welcome the agreement in Paris and that we have a vision for the future. Now, the challenge is to turn words into measurable actions at both national and regional levels and to close the remaining ambition gap. “For the energy sector, this will require […]

Posted on 15 December 2015

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North American region and the global stage

Marie José Nadeau opened the 2015 North America Regional Energy Forum in October in Washington, DC. where she and the Regional Vice Chair for North America, Dean Oskvig, President and CEO of Black & Veatch Energy, both spoke to the theme “World Energy Council on the Global Stage:  How Does North America Fit In?”. Additional themes […]

Posted on 26 November 2015

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South African achievements recognised

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA), the WEC country committee, has recognised outstanding endeavours in energy at an awards ceremony last month (22 August). SANEA has hosted the awards since 2008 for six consecutive years. This year the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) has chosen to collaborate with SANEA in recognising South […]

Posted on 23 September 2013

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WEC launches 2013 Trilemma report as UN holds General Assembly

The World Energy Council is launching its 2013 World Energy Trilemma report with the annual Energy Sustainability Index this week. The global launch starts in Washington, DC, at a panel discussion organised by the United States Energy Association (USEA), the WEC’s US member committee, today, 24 September. Joan MacNaughton CB, Executive Chair of the report, […]

Posted on 19 September 2013

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From Albert Einstein to Solar City: 22 facts about the World Energy Congress 2013

Did you know that the fascinating 90-year history of the World Energy Congress has seen contributions from brilliant scientists such as the great physicist Albert Einstein, inspirational speakers including International Space Station astronaut Steve Maclean, and the first discussions of natural gas and nuclear fusion as future energy sources? This October’s Congress theme of ‘Securing […]

Posted on 18 September 2013

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New report to highlight alarming slowdown in energy efficiency improvements

11 September 2013, London – The World Energy Council (WEC) will today highlight the reality that more still needs to be done to unlock the potential of energy efficiency to deliver energy and carbon savings. This message comes from the findings of a report to be published next month by the WEC and ADEME, the […]

Posted on 11 September 2013

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Global Electricity Initiative welcomes CEOs of major utilities onto advisory board

London, 27 August 2013 – The Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) today welcomes 15 CEOs from the world’s major electrical utilities onto its board of advisors. The Global Electricity Initiative aims to provide a platform to enable the increase in electricity access in a sustainable and affordable manner. It will showcase the early voluntary actions by […]

Posted on 27 August 2013

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WEC Lebanon resumes activities under new leadership

The WEC’s Lebanon member committee has renewed its activities at an official gathering on 9 July in the capital Beirut. WEC Lebanon aims to create a national energy platform to help the country move towards the adoption of sustainable energy policies. The committee was previously dormant but is now hosted by the Lebanese Center for […]

Posted on 23 August 2013

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Interview: Dr François Moisan from ADEME on energy efficiency

How is the world doing on energy efficiency? The new edition of the WEC Energy Efficiency Policies report will have the latest. Dr François Moisan, from project partner ADEME, gives a preview. What’s new in the 2013 Energy Efficiency Policies report? The 2013 edition of the energy efficiency report shows that energy intensity at world level has […]

Posted on 23 August 2013

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Mexican proposal could have profound impacts on oil & gas and electricity sectors

On 12 August the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, announced a proposal that could reform the country’s massive energy sector and open it to private and foreign investment. President Peña Nieto proposed to change two articles of the constitution which forbid private companies to benefit from profit-sharing contracts and to participate in the Mexican […]

Posted on 21 August 2013

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World Energy Council welcomes Enerjisa as Global Partner

LONDON & ISTANBUL, 20 August 2013 – The World Energy Council (WEC) has welcomed Enerjisa as the newest member of its Global Partner programme. Enerjisa is a leading energy company operating in Turkey’s electricity generation, distribution, trading, wholesale, and retail markets. The company is 50:50 owned by Sabancı Holding, one of the leading industrial and […]

Posted on 20 August 2013

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World Energy Congress 2013: setting the oil & gas sector in context

SEOUL & LONDON, 8 August 2013: The future of the shale gas revolution and concerns over oil price discovery are among the cornerstone issues to be debated by senior oil and gas industry executives at the World Energy Congress in Daegu, Korea, from 13 to 17 October 2013. Keynote speeches from Saudi Aramco CEO Khalid […]

Posted on 8 August 2013

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