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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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Economic growth and sustainable energy need ‘strong balance’

WEC chairman Pierre Gadonneix recently called for a “strong balance” between economic recovery and energy sustainability. On 12 June, he said at the International Economic Forum of the Americas that “sustainable growth needs a sustainable energy system.” He told political and business decisionmakers at the Forum that this need is particularly strong given the backdrop […]

Posted on 12 June 2012

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WEC New Zealand to strengthen business ties

The WEC’s New Zealand Member Committee, the Energy Federation of New Zealand (EFNZ), is set to further strengthen its ties with the country’s business community. EFNZ is in discussions to partner with BusinessNZ, New Zealand’s largest advocacy group for enterprise.  BusinessNZ champions policies leading to international competitiveness; balanced employment, economic and environmental legislation; compliance and […]

Posted on 1 June 2012

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Interview with José Antonio Vargas Lleras, WEC’s Vice Chair for Latin America at Rio+20 Summit

José Antonio Vargas Lleras will be representing the WEC at the Rio+20 Summit this month. In an interview, he talks about energy for development, and what Latin America needs. Twenty years on from the first Earth Summit in Rio, how have the world’s development challenges changed? The main result of the 1992 Earth Summit was […]

Posted on 1 June 2012

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SE Europe Energy Dialogue could help ‘strengthen efforts’ in creation of regional market

The 6th South East European Energy Dialogue was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 30–31 May with the WEC as an organising partner with the Institute of Energy for South-east Europe (IENE). The conference resulted in the preparation of a set of conclusions and recommendations for policymakers and the business communities in the 11 countries of […]

Posted on 31 May 2012

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Power plant performance and interconnection: crucial for African energy access

In a gathering of energy decisionmakers in Hammamet, Tunisia, on 28-30 May, the WEC highlighted the potential for improvements in power plant performance to create economic and social dividends. It also emphasised the crucial role of transmission infrastructure for African electrification. At the 17th Congress of the Union of Producers, Transporters, and Distributors of Electric […]

Posted on 30 May 2012

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WEC lays out building blocks of energy security at African Presidential Roundtable

A visionary strategy will enable full stakeholder adherence, more engaged and farsighted leadership, and stronger government commitment towards sustainable energy policies and frameworks, which are some of the basics needed for achieving energy security for Africa, the WEC told the recent African Presidential Roundtable 2012, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 23–25 May. Dr Latsoucabé […]

Posted on 25 May 2012

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Aspiring energy leaders look for the ‘big spark’ at WEC Turkey youth workshop

Twenty-five aspiring energy leaders from nine countries and four world regions attended a workshop organised by WEC Turkey’s Youth Programme held on 18-20 May 2012 in Ankara. At the workshop, delegates learnt about energy policymaking through dialogues focusing on specific topics. They discussed the impacts of the recent Middle East developments and the financial and […]

Posted on 20 May 2012

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WEC calls for stronger cooperation between government and industry at the World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy

Addressing the World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy in Dublin, Ireland, on 17 May, Einari Kisel, the World Energy Council’s (WEC) Senior Fellow for European Policies and Partnership Development, emphasised the need for stronger co-operation between governments and businesses to tackle the energy for water challenge. “Population growth has put pressure on water supplies […]

Posted on 17 May 2012

Christoph Frei speaking at the UK Energy Summit on 3 May in London (Photo credit: Economist Conferences)

Christoph Frei speaks at major conferences in UK, Jordan and Canada

During May 2012, Christoph Frei presented the key findings from the WEC’s flagship studies at conferences in UK, Jordan and Canada. On 3 May he spoke at the UK Energy Summit, held by The Economist in London. Dr Frei called for greater emphasis on effective policymaking to encourage long-term energy investment, and reminded the audience […]

Posted on 16 May 2012

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WEC Peru puts on major national energy forum

WEC Peru co-organised Energía 2012, Peru’s 10th International Energy Congress, in Lima on 2–4 May 2012. The annual event provides a platform for energy executives, specialists, and authorities to discuss the status of and options for the growth and development of the electricity sector. Now in its 10th year, it is considered Peru’s most prestigious […]

Posted on 15 May 2012

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