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Resilient energy needs smarter not just stronger solutions: Safe-Fail not Fail-Safe

New approaches are required for the management and financing of energy infrastructures as companies and governments seek to meet the challenges of increased extreme weather risks. New thinking is needed says the latest report from the World Energy Council, ‘The road to resilience – managing and financing extreme weather risks’.

Posted on 30 September 2015

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World Energy Council welcomes energy inclusion in UN Sustainable Development Goals

As world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly to formally adopt new Sustainable Development Goals, the World Energy Council welcomes the inclusion of the energy goal: ‘Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’.
Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the Council said: “The adoption of energy among sustainable development goals is timely, critical and historic. […]”

Posted on 25 September 2015


Future Energy Leaders active in Latin America

Francisco José Galtieri, a project leader and consultant in the oil and gas industry in Argentina, talks to Inside about what motivated him to take an active part in FEL-100 activities.  Why did you become a FEL? I joined the FEL community as it seemed an opportunity for a young professional to broaden his knowledge […]

Posted on 23 September 2015

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Time of greatest energy uncertainty

In a presentation to insurance company Swiss Re, Christoph Frei talked about his concerns for the future with a warning of dramatic consequences if no action was taken.  The following are extracts from his talk: “The World Energy Council is issuing a warning that we are living in times of great energy uncertainty.  More than […]

Posted on 23 September 2015

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How to secure reliable power supplies to mega cities

Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO, has been invited by the Japanese Member Committee to lead a study entitled “How to Secure Reliable Power Supply to Mega Cities”. The latest insights on the work were presented at a workshop where around 30 experts from Asian countries gathered. This initiative, which is closely linked with the World […]

Posted on 23 September 2015

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Reform tops the agenda in Mexico

Against a background of energy change that is taking place in Mexico in terms of regulatory markets, low carbon economies and resilience strategies, Christoph Frei presented a speech at the VII joint annual congress of the energy sector associations in Acapulco, Mexico in September. In the speech he highlighted issues emerging from the World Energy […]

Posted on 23 September 2015


First South American Energy Forum promotes regional integration

The first South American Energy Forum to promote regional integration projects in Latin America organised by the World Energy Council and the Union of South American Nations with the support of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy took place in Quito in Ecuador in September. The Forum which was opened by the Vice-President of […]

Posted on 23 September 2015

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World Energy Academy Programme Update

Since the launch in Argentina in 2014 of the first World Energy Academy programme designed to provide national level training programmes, countries from every region have expressed their support of the initiative. Almost 20 countries, such as Estonia and Lebanon are planning to shortly set up Academies, with nine countries saying they will set up […]

Posted on 18 August 2015

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The Netherlands joins the World Energy Council

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

Posted on 4 March 2015


South Africa draws on international experience

A low-carbon future is not only linked to renewables; carbon capture, utilisation and storage are also important and consumer behaviour needs to change. An exchange with a German expert.

Posted on 28 February 2015


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

Pelegrin Horacio Castillo Semán, Minister of Energy and Mines for the Dominican Republic (center) with José Antonio Lleras, WEC vice-Chair for Latin America and the Caribbean to his left

Dominican Republic’s energy ministry joins World Energy Council

News announced just days after the country unveiled its national energy reform.

Posted on 18 February 2015

Dignitaries at the Inaugural session- L-R Mr R.N Choubey  Special Secretary(Power)/Chairman Steering Committee India Energy Congress 2015; Mr Dhramendra Pradhan Hon'ble Minister of State, Independent Charge for Petroleum and Natural Gas; Mr P.K Sinha Secretary(Power)/Chairman WEC India;Dr Arup Roy Choudhury CMD NTPC/Member Secretary WEC India/Vice Chair (Asia Pacific & South Asia)WEC

6th India Energy Congress: securing India’s energy future

Integrated planning and coordinated action were high on the agenda at the recent flagship forum of WEC-India last month

Posted on 18 February 2015

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Energy policy stuck in a global trilemma – WEC Austria event

More than 200 delegates gathered at the seminar, “World Energy Trilemma – sustainability, economics, energy security”

Posted on 18 February 2015


Powering Korea’s next “growth engine”

Korean energy leaders gathered at WEC Korea’s event held in partnership with the country’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in Seoul

Posted on 17 February 2015

Guillermo Bravo (left), Senior Vice President, Strategic Relations at Abengoa; and Christoph Frei, Secretary General at the World Energy Council

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


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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