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The political economy of energy prices

Over recent years, energy prices have played a key role in the development of political events. Oil price volatility has created winners and losers both at national and international level, as well as altering the balance of political economy at a national level and impacting on regional geopolitics.  What actions should governments undertake in order […]

Posted on 6 December 2016

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World Energy Council brings 7 new realities in energy to COP22 negotiations in Marrakech

As a UN accredited body since 1953, the World Energy Council is recognised as a reliable source of thought leadership and information to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process, negotiating teams and stakeholders. To keep the momentum of the World Energy Congress and the Council’s thought leadership on embracing the new […]

Posted on 24 November 2016

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Future energy markets: The grand transition of Estonian energy policy

The World Energy Council and some of Estonia’s and Nordic key energy players convened to discuss what the future holds for global, European, and Estonian energy policy in the face of rapid innovation and other new realities facing the energy sector. Dr Christoph Frei, Secretary General, World Energy Council, opened the conference with an overview […]

Posted on 24 November 2016

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Experts exchange best practices on renewable energy integration as part of Power Africa initiative

Senegal is actively pursuing reform policies in the energy sector with a strong focus on promoting renewable energy. Senegal aims to achieve the electrification rate of 50% in rural areas, 96% urban areas, and 70% of national level by 2017. Current energy policy is reflected in the Lettre de Développement du Secteur de l’Energie, a […]

Posted on 24 November 2016

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Future Energy Leaders launch Human Capital taskforce report at 23rd Congress

The energy sector is clearly facing a period of grand transition in the face of potent new challenges and innovative and disruptive technologies.  Oil prices will  continue to drop, fossil fuels will continue to supply more than three-quarters of world energy use in 2040, and natural gas  is expected to grow the fastest impacting on […]

Posted on 24 November 2016

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Realising Africa’s potential at the 23rd World Energy Congress

With Africa’s rapidly growing population making ever increasing demands for greater energy access it is difficult to overestimate the scale of the challenge facing the continent. But it is also hard to match the sense of optimism and excitement that energy experts express about the opportunities to transform sub-Saharan Africa’s energy footprint in positive and […]

Posted on 24 November 2016

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“The discussion of peak oil has moved to a discussion of peak demand”

In Focus magazine, World Energy Council Secretary General Christoph Frei describes the backdrop in which the energy sector is preparing for the new energy realities, for the Grand Transition. According to Frei, the “Discussion of peak oil has moved to a discussion of peak demand” (also see the latest World Energy Scenarios report launched at the […]

Posted on 17 November 2016

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World Energy Council increases its presence in South East Asia

Leading power companies convened in Singapore to officially  launch the new Singaporean member committee of the World Energy Council on 10 November. With Singapore setting ambitious goals to reduce energy emissions intensity and stabilise greenhouse gas emissions outlined in the COP21 accord agreed in Paris, the Council’s Singaporean member committee and its constituent organisations will […]

Posted on 9 November 2016

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Key highlights of the 23rd World Energy Congress available now!

The 23rd World Energy Congress  was an amazing opportunity for member committees to network and gain valuable insights from the many of the key players within the energy sector. The World Energy Congress held in Istanbul between 9 and 13 October provided a unique opportunity to take a complete and global view on pressing and […]

Posted on 31 October 2016

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Heads of State address delegates at 23rd World Energy Congress

Four heads of states from some of the world’s largest suppliers of energy, convened to discuss tackling critical energy issues at the 23rd World Energy Congress in Istanbul on 10 October. President Vladimir Putin of Russia, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela joined Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of host nation, […]

Posted on 31 October 2016

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More than 1000 registered media reported coverage of 23rd World Energy Congress

More than 300 international media outlets including the Financial Times, Handelsblatt, Bloomberg TV, El Pais, Die Spiegel, CNN, Reuters, China Central TV, The National, Xinhua and Anadolu News Agency attended the 23rd World Energy Congress. A number of member committees also brought media delegations with them. As well as CNBC being the official media partner […]

Posted on 31 October 2016

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World Energy Council 2016 Executive Assembly gets off to a flying start ahead of 23rd World Energy Congress

More than 40 member committees and a number of delegates convened at the second World Energy Council 2016 Executive Assembly in Istanbul to discuss key global topics and regional energy issues impacting the energy sector. This year’s event took place directly ahead of the 23rd World Energy Congress between 7 and 9 October with the […]

Posted on 31 October 2016

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Pakistani Future Energy Leader gets Forbes award for “lighting a million lives”

Fiza Farhan has been named as one of this year’s “30 under 30” social entrepreneurs for her efforts to bring renewable energy to poor, rural areas of Pakistan

Posted on 16 March 2015

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Singapore Power joins the World Energy Council

Singapore Power, a leading utility in the Asia Pacific region, has joined the World Energy Council as its second direct member.

Posted on 10 March 2015

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German energy policy: not a blueprint for other countries

German energy policy is not a blueprint for other countries and is seen as a risk to European security of supply in the electricity sector, according to a recent survey by Weltenergierat.

Posted on 10 March 2015

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Saudi oil minister confirms oil production levels at German conference

Will the oil price remain low? Do the activities of Islamic terror networks affect the stability of the Arabian Peninsula? What is the current state of Europe’s security of supply? These are just a few of the issues discussed at the “Security of Energy Supply” conference in Berlin

Posted on 10 March 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

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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

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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

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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

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