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Marie-José Nadeau addresses 23rd World Energy Congress in closing speech

“Dear colleagues, dear friends, “World Energy Congress 2016 is coming to an end and with it my three-year term as Chair of the wonderful organisation that is the World Energy Council. “Before handing over to David Kim, who will chair the Council over the next three years, allow me to end with some reflections on […]

Posted on 13 October 2016


New World Energy Council Chair gives inaugural speech

 “Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen: “At the outset, I want to thank the Turkish government for hosting the 2016 World Energy Congress. “In particular, we are indebted to President Recép Tayyíp Érdogan, Prime Minister Bin Áli Yildirím, and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berát Albáyrak for their outstanding support for the Congress. “I […]

Posted on 13 October 2016


Regulations must be developed properly to encourage renewables

Renewable energy makes up nearly around 30% of the world’s installed generation capacity, and and almost a quarter of electricity production. However, wind and solar, in part because of the challenges their variability poses to integration into the power grid, make up less than 5% of generated power.

Posted on 11 October 2016


2016 Energy Trilemma Index ranking shows global energy sector shifting priorities towards more balanced energy mix

With 9 out of the top 10 countries being from Europe, the NEW 2016 Energy Trilemma Index shows that EU cooperation on long term policy contributes to regional Trilemma success. The Index provides a comparative ranking of 125 countries in terms of their ability to provide secure, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy systems. Find out now where you country ranks and how to improve its score!

Posted on 11 October 2016


Regional Integration will secure Asia’s future

Regional integration could be a way to improve generation and transmission, as markets on the continent struggle to supply clean, affordable energy over vast distances and to high-demand centres. It could also increase resilience to the damage caused by extreme weather events.

Posted on 11 October 2016


Natural Gas will be key to the energy mix

Natural gas will be the most likely substitute for coal as a future power generation feedstock according to BP’s CEO Bob Dudley

During his keynote address at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, Dudley said that current major projects in BP’s portfolio are natural gas including the Khazzan project in Oman, Tangguh in Indonesia, Shah Deniz in Azerbaijan as well as projects in Trinidad and Egypt.

Posted on 11 October 2016


Challenges and opportunities as electricity actors enter new frontiers

Addressing market specifics and customer needs is a priority, and new technologies, particularly big data and smart solutions, have a prime role to play, representatives from global utilities companies agreed during a panel discussion at the 23rd World Energy Congress.

Posted on 11 October 2016


A time of convergence and collaboration

A time of challenging oil prices has coincided with unprecedented cooperation among actors in the global energy industry, the secretary-general of OPEC said in Monday’s closing session of the World Energy Congress in Istanbul.

Posted on 11 October 2016


Putin and Erdogan: peace and prosperity through energy cooperation

World Energy Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 10 October 2016: Heads of state and ministers emphasised the role of energy in promoting peace and providing everyone with access to energy durıng the 23rd World Energy Congress in Istanbul. The Middle East region, home to 65% of global oil proven reserves and 45% of natural gas, is mired […]

Posted on 10 October 2016


World Energy Co-Chair welcomes Heads of State and distinguished guests to the 23rd World Energy Congress

Core extract of speech given by Younghoon David Kim, Co-Chair, World Energy Council: “On behalf of the World Energy Council I wholeheartedly welcome you  to what is a very special moment in our 93-year history. You are joining us at the 23rd World Energy Congress to embrace the new frontiers of energy. “The World Energy […]

Posted on 10 October 2016


World Energy Scenarios 2016 report: Global energy demand growth set to fall

Per capita energy demand will peak before 2030, finds a new World Energy Council report, launched at the 23rd World Energy Congress in Istanbul. The three scenarios entitled “Unfinished Symphony”, “Modern Jazz” and “Hard Rock” present three distinct trajectories for the energy sector to 2060, with very different realities across regions.

Posted on 10 October 2016


World Energy Council issues Call to Action ahead of 23rd World Energy Congress

The World Energy Council has issued a statement calling on the energy sector to embrace a historic opportunity to redefine the energy contract. The 7 new realities for energy highlighted in the statement conclude in the call for action: Leaders and society need to embrace these new realities and strive for continued innovation while maintaining stable investment frameworks.

Posted on 9 October 2016

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