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Combined Heat and Power has an important role in Poland

The World Energy Council Polish Member Committee, supported by the former Polish Ministry of Economy, now the Ministry of Energy, recently held a conference entitled: ‘Role of combined heat and power (CHP) in Polish Energy Policy to 2050’. Henryk Majchrzak, President of the Polish Member Committee, said: “The high-efficiency of CHP means that it can make […]

Posted on 28 January 2016

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India: Electric power systems must be more flexible

The latest findings of the World Energy Council Renewable Energy Sources Systems Integration, RES,  report were presented at a workshop organised by the Indian member committee with support from World Energy Council Global Partner CESI SpA, Italy, in New Delhi in December 2015. The meeting was attended by nearly 100 senior executives that included Shri P […]

Posted on 28 January 2016

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Deepened cooperation with China’s National Energy Administration

Younghoon David Kim, Co-Chair of the World Energy Council met with Nur Bekri, Administrator of the National Energy Administration (NEA) and Vice-Chair of the National Development and Reform Commission of China at the NEA headquarters in Beijing earlier this month. Both parties agreed to deepen cooperation between China and the World Energy Council and discussed […]

Posted on 28 January 2016

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Arup latest World Energy Council partner for Scenarios study

The World Energy Council and Arup have recently signed an agreement on the global engineering firm becoming a Project Supporter for the World Energy Scenarios flagship study with a special focus on urban innovation. Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, said: “Arup will be providing associated perspectives and analysis on a selection of resources areas […]

Posted on 28 January 2016

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Future Energy Leaders community growing in 2015

Five new nationally based Future Energy Leaders groups were formed in 2015 in Austria, Egypt, New Zealand, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, with one in development in South Africa. Pirjo Jantunen, FEL Chair, said: “I welcome all the new national FEL groups to our community which will complement our global FEL-100s and look forward to meeting everyone at the […]

Posted on 28 January 2016

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Spanish meeting focuses on Atlantic basin and global energy governance

This year the theme of the annual Spanish member committee conference in Madrid was “Governing Energy: the Atlantic Basin and Global Institutions”.  It brought together almost 400 attendees and 25 national and international speakers including Alberto Nadal, Spanish Secretary of State for Energy.  Discussions focussed on energy flows in the Atlantic Basin, the governance of […]

Posted on 16 December 2015

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Seoul Energy Symposium calls for faster energy alliance progress

At the World Energy Council International Energy Symposium in Korea, where around 170 energy leaders from government, public authorities, research institutions and the industry met, there was a call to move forward the establishment of an alliance of expertise to meet the objectives of the Eurasian Energy Integration project. The ultimate need for establishing an […]

Posted on 16 December 2015

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Gas supply security : a challenge for Europe?

Addressing the French member committee in Paris, Jean-Marie Dauger, Chair Strategy and Communications Committee, talked about the future of gas supplies in Europe saying: “Natural gas will remain a key component of the energy balance for many decades because of the abundance of reserves and the role it plays in replacing coal. “Whilst Europe shows […]

Posted on 16 December 2015

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Welcome to our newest patron

The World Energy Council has welcomed its latest Patron, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Masdar Initiative. The Masdar Initiative is the UAE’s flagship entity whose aim is to advance the clean energy industry in Abu Dhabi and around the world, and be a catalyst for the economic diversification of the Emirates. The Patron agreement was celebrated […]

Posted on 16 December 2015

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World Energy Council Welcomes Paris Agreement

Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, said: “We welcome the agreement in Paris and that we have a vision for the future. Now, the challenge is to turn words into measurable actions at both national and regional levels and to close the remaining ambition gap. “For the energy sector, this will require […]

Posted on 15 December 2015

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North American region and the global stage

Marie José Nadeau opened the 2015 North America Regional Energy Forum in October in Washington, DC. where she and the Regional Vice Chair for North America, Dean Oskvig, President and CEO of Black & Veatch Energy, both spoke to the theme “World Energy Council on the Global Stage:  How Does North America Fit In?”. Additional themes […]

Posted on 26 November 2015

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WEC Argentina highlights investment shortfall and smart grid potential

Argentina’s electrical system has been hampered by the lack of capacity and network investments amid soaring energy demand during the last decade, delegates heard at a recent seminar organised by CACME, the WEC’s Argentine committee. Mr Silvio Resnich, an Argentine energy consultant and CACME member, highlighted the current state of the Argentine electricity system at […]

Posted on 7 August 2013

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Hydropower storage abroad could support the ‘Energiewende’

“Hydropower storage in other European countries could effectively support the German Energiewende, but the potential of any possible cooperation has to be examined realistically,” says Jürgen Stotz, Chair of the German committee. Implementation of the Energiewende, the German energy transition, has been discussed intensively. It is expected that Germany will be unable to use up […]

Posted on 5 August 2013

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WEC Colombia teams up with universities to showcase smart grid innovation

Colombia’s efforts to be at the forefront of smart grid innovation were showcased at a recent seminar hosted by the WEC Colombian committee (COCME) and several universities. COCME co-hosted its third technical seminar, “Opportunities and Barriers for the Implementation of Smart Grids in Colombia”, on 7 June in Medellín to look at how such intelligent […]

Posted on 5 August 2013

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Connecting towards a single European market – WEC Romania conference

A new approach for developing Europe’s transmission and distribution network is needed – one based on an integrated European, rather than national, market concept. This is necessary in order to ensure the safe operation in the single EU market and the security of supply to end-users, delegates at a recent WEC Romania conference were told. […]

Posted on 5 August 2013

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WEC announces winners of “Tomorrow’s Energy Prize” for the 2013 World Energy Congress

SEOUL/LONDON, July 31, 2013 — The World Energy Council today announced the winners of the “Tomorrow’s Energy Prize” for the most outstanding papers to be presented at the 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea from October 13 to 17, 2013. It is the first time that this prize, which carries an award of […]

Posted on 2 August 2013

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Interview: Mark Robson from Oliver Wyman on the 2013 World Energy Trilemma

The 2013 World Energy Trilemma report will be released in advance of the World Energy Congress. Mark Robson from project partner Oliver Wyman talks about the study and what we shall see in this year’s report. What is unique about the World Energy Trilemma report? It’s the only report that we’re aware of that addresses […]

Posted on 31 July 2013

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WEC France hosts conference on top energy issues

“What keeps you awake at night?” is the question posed to eight energy leaders from around the world about the most burning energy issues in their countries at a recent conference organized by Conseil Français de l’Énergie (CFE), the WEC French member committee on 2 July in Paris. The conference provided a platform for the […]

Posted on 30 July 2013

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Is the UK heading for a capacity crunch?

At a recent UKWEC event senior government and industry figures highlighted the need for additional improvement in the UK’s storage facilities, sharper market signals, interconnector flow management, and support for new sources of supply as a matter of urgency. The amount of gas used in the UK is due to increase, combined with a rise […]

Posted on 26 July 2013

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Two hundred speakers confirmed for World Energy Congress 2013

SEOUL & LONDON, 26 July 2013: Two hundred speakers from 56 countries have now been confirmed for the 22nd World Energy Congress, taking place this October in Daegu, South Korea. Among the 200 confirmed speakers are Ministers of State, senior representatives of leading organisations such as the United Nations, World Bank, OPEC and the International Energy […]

Posted on 26 July 2013

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Interview: Jan-Peter Schwartz from Siemens about the ‘Road to Daegu’

The World Energy Congress is already providing a springboard for global businesses to engage with their customers and other key audiences. Jan-Peter Schwartz tells us how his company Siemens is using the Congress to spark dialogues and generate new ideas around the world. What is Siemens doing in the run-up to the Congress? Since the […]

Posted on 24 July 2013

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