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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

Flags of member nations flying at UN headquarters. The WEC will release its 2013 World Energy Trilemma report as the UN holds its General Assembly. Photo: UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto

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

The World Energy Council welcomes the IEA’s 2011 World Energy Outlook

The World Energy Council (WEC) welcomes the IEA’s 2011 World Energy Outlook. The findings in this report demonstrate once again the importance of coherent analysis and the need to highlight trends and gaps in the global energy sector. In welcoming the report WEC Secretary General, Dr. Christoph Frei says: “We share the concerns about the […]

Posted on 9 November 2011

World Energy Council sets out a sustainable future for the energy sector in Houston

On Monday October, 31st 2011, Pierre Gadonneix, the Chairman of the energy leaders’ network, the World Energy Council will address the World Energy Council’s Houston Business Forum. In his speech about the future for the energy sector he will highlight the importance of energy security in fuelling long term growth: “In the midst of a […]

Posted on 31 October 2011

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Rio World Energy Leaders’ Summit

WEC’s third World Energy Leaders’ Summit (WELS) took place in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday 15th of September 2011. Organised in partnership with WEC Brazilian Member Committee and supported by Eletrobras and Petrobras, the event saw Global Energy Leaders engaging in high-level dialogue on the current and emerging issues affecting the energy world under the […]

Posted on 15 September 2011

WEC Global Issues Map 2011

2011 World Energy Council survey finds that the outlook for energy is becoming more uncertain Energy Leader’s gathering in Brazil for a summit organised by the energy leaders’ network, the World Energy Council (WEC), will hear that the outlook for the sustainable supply and use of energy has become more uncertain in 2011. This comes […]

Posted on 14 September 2011

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Secretary General trip perspective: Canada

Canada has a fascinating and rich story to tell the world about its energy sector. With its enormous diversity of energy resources, and the effective working relation between government and business, energy has emerged, in the past decade, as Canada’s leading sector for export earnings and trade. Energy is clearly a major driver for economic […]

Posted on 18 August 2011

The World Energy Council calls for improved governance for the nuclear industry

The Chairman of the World Energy Council, Pierre Gadonneix, has today written an open letter to business and government leaders in 91 countries calling for improved global governance for the nuclear industry in the wake of the Fukushima accident. Three weeks on from the tsunami and its terrible consequences at Fukushima nuclear power plant, M. […]

Posted on 1 April 2011

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WEC Africa Regional Meeting: Johannesburg, South Africa

The WEC African Regional meeting took place at the Sandton Convention Centre of Johannesburg, South Africa, on 28th February 2011. The meeting was hosted by SANEA, WEC MC of South Africa; and chaired by Prof. A. S. Sambo, WEC Vice Chair Africa Region and Chairman of Nigerian National Committee of WEC. The following WEC Member […]

Posted on 28 February 2011

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Closing Ceremony WEC 2010 Declaration – Montréal 2010

Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs les Ministres et Ambassadeurs Mesdames, Messieurs, Chers collègues et ami(e)s, Je suis honoré de vous retrouver pour célébrer la clôture, et l’incontestable succès, de ce 21ème congrès du Conseil Mondial de l’Energie. Il y a quatre jours, Steve Mac Lean et ses collègues astronautes de la base spatiale internationale, nous invitaient […]

Posted on 16 September 2010

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Trade for environmental goods and services

The World Energy Council, through its Task Force on Trade and Investment Rules, has been monitoring the progress in the WTO’s commendable efforts to reduce or eliminate barriers to trade for environmental goods and services, both in the Committee on Trade and Environment in Special Session (CTE-SS) and in plurilateral talks. The Doha mandate asks […]

Posted on 14 September 2010

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WEC SG speech in the Cancun Ministerial Session

Speech delivered by Christoph Frei at the 12th International Energy Forum, held in Cancun, Mexico, on 30-31 of March, in conjunction with the 4th International Energy Business Forum. Both events were hosted by the Mexican government. What Maslow would say post-COP15 and in the context of high global energy insecurity We shall strive for global […]

Posted on 31 March 2010

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