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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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Interview: Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Masdar’s chief executive

The WEC’s Standing Committees and Officers Council are meeting in Abu Dhabi this week, where they will also visit Masdar City.  WEC Inside talks to Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Masdar’s chief executive and a speaker at next year’s Daegu Congress, about clean energy and why the Congress is so significant. What should WEC officers […]

Posted on 15 September 2012

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WEC speaks at Baltic market integration conference

Einari Kisel, WEC Senior Fellow, commented on European energy market policies and discussed the role of the World Energy Council in a presentation at the Conference on the Baltic Energy Market Integration Plan (BEMIP) on 14 September in Vilnius, Lithuania. The BEMIP aims to connect the electricity and gas markets of the Baltic states (Lithuania, […]

Posted on 14 September 2012

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WEC Germany explores energy market at a crossroads

Senior energy experts and politicians gathered at WEC Germany’s 2012 Energy Day on 10 September in Berlin to discuss how the country could navigate through the uncertainties of its future energy policy. According to Leonhard Birnbaum, Chief Commercial Officer of RWE, Germany’s energy policy is at a crossroads as politicians try to decide whether they […]

Posted on 12 September 2012

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WEC helps build pan-African energy knowledge base

Developing energy skills and knowledge is crucial for Africa’s long-term economic and sustainable development, said the World Energy Council on 3 September at a workshop on energy statistics skills training and capacity building, organised by the African Energy Commission (AFREC). “Establishing and implementing comprehensive energy information systems and database is critical for energy system planning, […]

Posted on 3 September 2012

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Details of Bolivian energy plan revealed at WEC Bolivia conference

Senior Bolivian government figures revealed further details for the country’s new energy plan at a conference organised last month (22–23 August) by the Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons and Energy (Cámara Boliviana de Hidrocarburos y Energía, or CBHE), the WEC Bolivian committee. Bolivia launched its energy plans last year in a bid to improve the country’s […]

Posted on 1 September 2012

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USEA helps East Africa identify clean energy strategies

Senior executives from the electric utilities, energy ministries, regulatory authorities and private sector from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda took part in a workshop focusing on strategies for clean energy deployment in East Africa.  Delegates identified best practices for deploying clean energy technologies given financial constraints. The Workshop on Clean Energy Development Strategies in […]

Posted on 1 September 2012

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WEC Mexico explores path towards climate reduction strategy

Members of WEC Mexico gathered to hear the latest on Mexico’s strategy towards a low-carbon economy. Mexico’s officials are developing the strategy to meet the country’s carbon reduction goals as stated in its new law on climate change, introduced in June and to be enacted in October. The law calls for a binding 30% reduction […]

Posted on 1 September 2012

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WEC engages Colombian government and industry

Dr Christoph Frei, WEC Secretary General, engaged Colombian government and industry on WEC activities during a visit to the country on 31 August and 1 September. Dr Frei met with Dr Adriana Soto, Colombia’s Deputy Minister of Environment, and presented to her the WEC Energy Sustainability Index, published as a part of the WEC’s assessment […]

Posted on 1 September 2012

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Interview: Professor Abubakar Sambo, WEC Vice Chair for Africa

As students in many parts of the world head back to school, we talk to Professor Abubakar Sambo, WEC Vice Chair for Africa, about energy skills shortage and the African situation. What is the global situation with regards to energy skills shortage? In the energy industry globally there is a growing demand for technical personnel […]

Posted on 1 September 2012

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Pierre Gadonneix pledges WEC support for India following blackout

Pierre Gadonneix, the WEC Chairman, has written to Member Committee chairs to pledge the WEC network’s support to India following the power outage in northern India earlier this month which left more than 600 million people without power for two days. He wrote: “It is important that we unite in our support for India at […]

Posted on 21 August 2012

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