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The World Energy Council calls for improved governance for the nuclear industry

The Chairman of the World Energy Council, Pierre Gadonneix, has today written an open letter to business and government leaders in 91 countries calling for improved global governance for the nuclear industry in the wake of the Fukushima accident. Three weeks on from the tsunami and its terrible consequences at Fukushima nuclear power plant, M. […]

Posted on 1 April 2011

WEC Africa Regional Meeting 2011

WEC Africa Regional Meeting: Johannesburg, South Africa

The WEC African Regional meeting took place at the Sandton Convention Centre of Johannesburg, South Africa, on 28th February 2011. The meeting was hosted by SANEA, WEC MC of South Africa; and chaired by Prof. A. S. Sambo, WEC Vice Chair Africa Region and Chairman of Nigerian National Committee of WEC. The following WEC Member […]

Posted on 28 February 2011

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Closing Ceremony WEC 2010 Declaration – Montréal 2010

Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs les Ministres et Ambassadeurs Mesdames, Messieurs, Chers collègues et ami(e)s, Je suis honoré de vous retrouver pour célébrer la clôture, et l’incontestable succès, de ce 21ème congrès du Conseil Mondial de l’Energie. Il y a quatre jours, Steve Mac Lean et ses collègues astronautes de la base spatiale internationale, nous invitaient […]

Posted on 16 September 2010

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Trade for environmental goods and services

The World Energy Council, through its Task Force on Trade and Investment Rules, has been monitoring the progress in the WTO’s commendable efforts to reduce or eliminate barriers to trade for environmental goods and services, both in the Committee on Trade and Environment in Special Session (CTE-SS) and in plurilateral talks. The Doha mandate asks […]

Posted on 14 September 2010

Christoph Frei and Georgina Kessel, Secretary of Energy for Mexico

WEC SG speech in the Cancun Ministerial Session

Speech delivered by Christoph Frei at the 12th International Energy Forum, held in Cancun, Mexico, on 30-31 of March, in conjunction with the 4th International Energy Business Forum. Both events were hosted by the Mexican government. What Maslow would say post-COP15 and in the context of high global energy insecurity We shall strive for global […]

Posted on 31 March 2010

WEC Africa Regional Meeting 2010

WEC Africa Regional Meeting 2010

On 23rd February, SANEA, WEC’S South Africa Committee, hosted a workshop and Africa regional meeting. The workshop focused on the Energy and Climate Policy Assessment and also provided an opportunity to discuss WEC’s other flagship, Energy Policy Scenarios to 2050 as well as topics of importance to the region, including energy equity and poverty, which […]

Posted on 23 February 2010

Pierre Gadonneix at the 2010 Energy and the Environment Roundtable

WEC Indian Member Committee Hosts Energy and the Environment Roundtable

The WEC Indian Member Committee hosted a welcome reception honouring WEC Chairman Pierre Gadonneix on February 1 at the Ashok Hotel in Delhi. The reception was followed by a roundtable discussion the Energy and the Environment. Over 60 WEC-IMC members and other dignitaries were present at the event. Mr. Gadonneix spoke to the assembled audience, […]

Posted on 1 February 2010

Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azvedo and Christoph Frei

Secretary General trip perspective: Latin America

“I’ve counted, three minutes [under the shower], and I don’t stink.” Hugo Chavez’ recent statement is the sarcastic opening remark to this month’s energy small talk in Latin America. Clearly, his announcement of energy and water saving measures is not a reflection of a sudden concern about climate change but simply the result of a […]

Posted on 8 November 2009

Christoph Frei presents key findings in Beijing

WEC presents key findings of the World Energy and Climate Policy Assessment to Chinese government

In an exclusive meeting with the former NDRC (National Development and Reform Commission) Chair and now State Councilor Ma Kai and with NDRC’s first Vice Chair (in the position of an Energy Minister) Zhang Guobao, WEC’s Secretaly General Christoph Frei presented the key findings of the recently published World Energy and Climate Policy Assessment. The […]

Posted on 20 October 2009

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