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World Energy Council to host ministerial summit in Cartagena with the President of Colombia

25 ministers will gather in Colombia in October to discuss the energy trilemma and Latin American energy issues

Posted on 23 September 2014

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European energy market under the spotlight at German Energy Day

Experts from all over Europe to attend WEC Germany’s annual event

Posted on 12 September 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

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World Energy Council grows its Latin America and Caribbean network with the appointment of new Regional Manager

London, 11 June 2013 – The World Energy Council (WEC) has appointed Dr Nicolás M. Depetris Chauvin as its new Regional Manager for the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. Dr Depetris Chauvin will be supporting the WEC in strengthening its network in the LAC region. He has been tasked to promote the participation of […]

Posted on 11 June 2013

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WEC supports UN SE4ALL global tracking report

The World Energy Council’s formal support of the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative reached a major milestone last week with the release of the Global Tracking Framework report at the Vienna Energy Forum, organised by UNIDO, and in London. The WEC is amongst the 15 agencies who compiled the report. The […]

Posted on 6 June 2013

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Interview: Vivien Foster on the UNSE4ALL global tracking report

The Global Tracking Framework report is set to help monitor progress towards the objectives of the UNSE4ALL initiative. The World Bank’s Vivien Foster, who oversaw the compilation of the report, tells us about the key findings and how the WEC’s continued support helps achieve the objectives. What’s the significance of Global Tracking Framework report? In […]

Posted on 6 June 2013

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Asian ministers endorse 22nd World Energy Congress

LONDON / SEOUL, 31 May 2013 – The Organizing Committee of the 22nd World Energy Congress on Friday welcomed the endorsement of the world’s premier energy event by Asian government ministers at a United Nations-sponsored energy conference. In a communique issued Thursday, ministers at the Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (APEF) welcomed the offer of […]

Posted on 31 May 2013

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Middle East leaders to address World Energy Congress

Leading government and industry figures among 150 confirmed speakers LONDON / SEOUL, 28 May 2013 – Senior government and industry figures from some of the Middle East’s leading economies are among the 150 speakers confirmed today by organisers of the 22nd World Energy Congress, which takes place in Daegu, South Korea, from 13 to 17 […]

Posted on 28 May 2013

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Asian leaders to address 2013 World Energy Congress

Government and industry figures among 150 confirmed speakers LONDON / SEOUL, 28 May 2013 – Senior government and industry figures from Asia’s leading economies are among the 150 speakers confirmed today by organisers of the 22nd World Energy Congress, which takes place in Daegu, South Korea, from 13 to 17 October 2013. This is only […]

Posted on 28 May 2013

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UNSE4ALL releases first set of global data on energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency

About 1.2 billion people – almost the population of India – don’t have access to electricity, 2.8 billion have to rely on wood or other biomass to cook and heat their homes, renewable energy accounts for 18 percent of the global energy mix, and the largest energy savings and greatest expansion of renewables happened in […]

Posted on 28 May 2013

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China and Russia commit to World Energy Congress

SEOUL – 7 May 2013: The Chinese and Russian governments have committed to sending high-level delegations to the World Energy Congress in South Korea in October. The Organising Committee for the 2013 World Energy Congress said it had been notified that China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) would send a ministerial-level delegation to the event and […]

Posted on 7 May 2013

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WEC insights on energy trade highlighted at WTO and Energy Charter event

The WEC has highlighted the areas where international trade rules for energy goods and services need to be improved at a workshop held last month (29 April) by the World Trade Organization and the Energy Charter in Geneva. At the workshop, Einari Kisel, WEC senior fellow, presented the WEC report, Principles on Rules of Trade […]

Posted on 30 April 2013

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Energy leaders gather for China International Summit ahead of the World Energy Congress

The World Energy Council hosts event in Beijing to assess ambitions of new Chinese government BEIJING & SEOUL – 25 April 2013: The World Energy Council’s China International Summit opens today in Beijing to explore the long-term energy options facing the country’s new government. The one-day closed summit will be one of the most important […]

Posted on 25 April 2013

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