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Utilities call for joint action to deliver universal access while reducing emissions

A joint adaptation and mitigation approach, new energy storage technologies, and stable policies along with a meaningful carbon price will be required if countries are to deliver universal access while reducing emissions.

Posted on 9 December 2014

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Energy future hinges upon financing choices today, warns World Energy Council

Annual ranking of 129 countries finds number of AAA countries drops from five to three while four countries put on negative watch

Posted on 24 November 2014

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WEC Iran event had significant support and participation

The WEC Iranian member committee’s 10th International Energy Conference took place in Tehran in August.

Posted on 13 November 2014

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More Europe needed in European energy markets

Leading figures of the European and German energy world were united in their calls for a renewed effort towards more integration in European energy markets at WEC Germany’s flagship event.

Posted on 13 November 2014

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WEC Lebanon holds Beirut Energy Forum

The 5th Beirut Energy Forum was held from 17 to 19 September in Beirut, Lebanon.

Posted on 13 November 2014

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2014 Executive Assembly put spotlight on regional integration

The World Energy Council’s Executive Assembly concluded last month (20–24 October) in Colombia with broad support from WEC members and the more than 700 attending representatives from governments and the private sector.

Posted on 11 November 2014

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Speech by President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit

President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia said at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit says the energy trilemma offers a valuable roadmap to strengthening the energy sector, adding that guaranteeing energy sustainability is a “shared task” among nations

Posted on 11 November 2014

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Finalizó con éxito en Cartagena la Cumbre Mundial de Líderes Energéticos

Presidente Santos definió en el cierre de la cumbre del Consejo Mundial de Energía los retos del sector para los próximos cuatro años. Más 700 líderes mundiales y delegados de 60 países, participaron en la Cumbre como muestra de la voluntad global para seguir afianzando los principios de la sostenibilidad energética. En el cierre de […]

Posted on 24 October 2014

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Abu Dhabi to host World Energy Council’s 2019 World Energy Congress

The UAE will host the 2019 World Energy Congress while dates for the 2016 Congress were also announced

Posted on 23 October 2014

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Colombia advances 8 places in global ranking on energy sustainability

World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index to be revealed next month 22 October 2014, Cartagena, Colombia – Colombia will advance 8 places among 129 countries in an upcoming global ranking measuring the performance of countries in energy sustainability, according to the World Energy Council.  The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index measures the performance of […]

Posted on 22 October 2014

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73% of Latin America consumers are willing to pay more for alternative transport fuels

New report by World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders shed light on consumer perspectives on demand-side energy solutions

Posted on 21 October 2014

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Energy Summit gathers leaders from more than 100 countries to examine the energy future of Latin America

World Energy Council summit to gather 500 leaders and more than 20 ministers while Colombia’s global ranking in energy sustainability will be previewed at Cartagena event

Posted on 17 October 2014

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New initiative to put numbers to the latest risks impacting energy investment

World Energy Council joins forces with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Marsh & McLennan Companies 1 October 2014, London & Zurich – The World Energy Council (WEC) has launched a new initiative to help mobilise investments into the energy sector. The WEC project, Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure, will seek to understand how the energy and […]

Posted on 1 October 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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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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WEC powers on in Africa

Dr Latsoucabé Fall, WEC Regional Manager for Africa, spoke at the Power and Electricity World Africa conference, held in Johannesburg on 27–28 March. Dr Fall addressed more than 300 high-level participants in the keynote panel, “Africa’s Future Energy Mix”, and also chaired the roundtable, “Steps to developing a steady nuclear industry in Africa”. He said […]

Posted on 28 March 2012

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WEC speaks on water–energy nexus at the World Water Forum

The World Energy Council made headway in raising awareness of the water–energy nexus at the 6th World Water Forum, held recently (12–17 March) in Marseille, France, thanks to two WEC speakers. Pierre Gadonneix, WEC Chairman, addressed delegates about the connections between water and energy, and how policymakers could encourage collaboration between the two sectors. Karl […]

Posted on 22 March 2012

World energy leaders gather in Turkey to address key concerns affecting the energy sector

In one month’s time, on 20 April, around 100 energy leaders from the World Energy Council (WEC) will gather at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Istanbul to explore solutions for delivering tomorrow’s energy in a context of high uncertainty. The Summit is organised by the WEC, the global network of energy leaders and practitioners, […]

Posted on 20 March 2012

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Fukushima has had limited impact on the global nuclear outlook – WEC report

One year after the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi, the WEC has published a study analysing the impact of the accident on national nuclear energy plans worldwide. The report, ‘World Energy Perspective: Nuclear Energy One Year After Fukushima’, finds that: Little has changed, especially in non-OECD countries, with regard to the role of nuclear in […]

Posted on 15 March 2012

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Interview: Dr Alessandro Clerici, Chair of the study taskforce for the WEC’s latest report on nuclear energy

Dr Alessandro Clerici, who led the study taskforce for the WEC’s latest report on nuclear energy, says there needs to be consensus on nuclear energy based on the lessons learnt post-Fukushima. The nuclear report finds that the Fukushima accident actually has had limited impact on the global nuclear outlook. What are the implications for nuclear […]

Posted on 15 March 2012

World Energy Council and World Water Council join forces to encourage public policy to address the “water-energy nexus”

Marseille – The strong connexion between energy and water requires regular dialogue and the sharing of experiences and solutions. Now, their ever more interlinked future brings our two organisations together to tackle the world’s energy and water challenges. At the 6th World Water Forum held this week in Marseille, France, Pierre Gadonneix, Chairman of the […]

Posted on 13 March 2012

World Energy Council report details the limited impact of Fukushima on the global nuclear outlook

Nuclear programmes continue worldwide, but international governance on nuclear safety still requires action London – One year after the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi, the World Energy Council (WEC) will publish on Friday, 9 March, a study analysing the impact of the accident on national nuclear energy plans worldwide. The report, ‘World Energy Perspective: Nuclear Energy […]

Posted on 8 March 2012

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WEC speaks at Baltic Sea CCS conference

WEC was invited to speak at the Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Warsaw, Poland, on 6–7 March. The conference, organised by the Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation (BASREC), a ministerial process under the umbrella of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, covered how joint regional solutions could lead to a rapid […]

Posted on 7 March 2012

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Interview: Dr Liberty Mhlanga, Chair of WEC Zimbabwe

Dr Liberty Mhlanga, Chair of WEC Zimbabwe, our newest member, talks about what being a part of the WEC network means for the country What does Zimbabwe hope to get out of being a member of WEC? WEC provides a platform for us at the Zimbabwean Energy Council to network with other energy players in a […]

Posted on 1 March 2012

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Urban innovation: how to finance a sustainable infrastructure

The Swiss Energy Council, WEC’s Swiss committee, was a supporting organisation for the 2nd Sustainable Infrastructure Financing Summit, held in Basel, Switzerland, on 21–22 February.  This was the second time that the Swiss Energy Council has supported the summit, the last one held in 2010. The recent summit, with its substantial delegations from Asia, showed […]

Posted on 1 March 2012

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