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WEC New Zealand highlights world energy issues

The World Energy Issues Monitor will be a hot topic in New Zealand’s energy discussions this week as the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC), the WEC member committee, launches the report nationally. John Carnegie, Secretary of the committee, talks about what’s keeping New Zealand energy leaders awake at night.

Posted on 4 March 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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USEA shares knowledge on small island power

The United States Energy Association (USEA), the WEC’s US member committee, recently exchanged their knowledge with Indonesian experts. From 13 to 20 April, nine senior managers from PT PLN Persero (PLN), the Indonesian electric utility, travelled to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui for meetings with Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company, First Wind, […]

Posted on 22 April 2013

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Energy efficiency makes business sense, WEC Colombia event heard

Colombian energy experts and business leaders highlighted how energy efficiency can help boost business competitiveness and cost savings at a recent event organised by COCME, the WEC’s Colombian member committee. At the seminar “Energy efficiency: business vision and competitiveness”, senior Colombian figures told more than 200 representatives from industry, businesses, and academia that technology choice, […]

Posted on 15 April 2013

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Interview: Prof Jonathan Stern on the future for natural gas markets

  Natural gas markets are in a state of flux. Professor Jonathan Stern, who spoke at a WEC Italy conference about the latest on gas, shares his views on what the future might hold. How will the European gas consumption evolve in this decade? We need to specify the countries and years we are talking […]

Posted on 15 April 2013

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WEC Colombia hosts discussion on critical energy issues

The WEC’s recently published study on world energy issues was showcased at a seminar organised by COCME, the WEC’s Colombian member committee. At the seminar “Regional and Global Energy Panorama” (21 February, Bogotá), José Antonio Vargas Lleras, Chair of COCME and WEC Vice-Chair for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), presented the 2013 World Energy […]

Posted on 4 April 2013

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Energy transition needs to be affordable, WEC Germany survey finds

The German Energiewende needs to be affordable for it to work, according to the latest international survey by Weltenergierat, the WEC’s German member committee. The majority (76%) of the experts from 23 countries surveyed do not believe that the Energiewende – or ‘energy transition’ – could be a blueprint for their own country. “International energy […]

Posted on 3 April 2013

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India Energy Congress explored energy security

The annual India Energy Congress, organised by WEC-India, was held during 7–8 February in New Delhi after the World Energy Leaders’ Summit.  The conference attracted about 300 delegates, including international energy executives, some of whom also served as speakers. The conference explored how to secure long-term energy security for the country, covering energy for the […]

Posted on 11 February 2013

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Estonian energy sector urged to diversify energy mix

– by Mihkel Härm, WEC Estonia Estonia must work harder to diversify its energy mix, a conference held by WEC Estonia in Tallinn was told. Estonia ranks 35 out of the 94 countries assessed in the World Energy Council’s recent Energy Sustainability Index, a rise of three places from the previous year.  The Index assesses countries […]

Posted on 10 February 2013

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WEC Denmark hosts national discussion on smart grids

The WEC’s recently published smart grids report was the subject of a keynote presentation at a meeting on smart grids organised by WEC Denmark, the Danish Energy Association and the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building on 18 December 2012. At the meeting Laura Marretta, a member of the WEC Knowledge Network on Smart […]

Posted on 18 December 2012

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Interconnection investment is crucial for European competitiveness – WEC Spain

– by Javier Jiménez Pérez, WEC Spain Creating incentives for investment in interconnection is essential if the EU were to maintain industrial competitiveness, experts said at a recent WEC Spain conference. The EU is well positioned to benefit from today’s ever more globalised energy market, delegates heard. Thus it is crucial to boost financial support for […]

Posted on 21 November 2012

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Canadian Energy Summit

The Energy Council of Canada – the WEC’s Canadian member committee – held the Canadian Energy Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia last month (13–15 November). The Summit covered a diversity of energy issues facing Canada. Speakers included over 30 industry players, 16 energy associations, academics, foreign dignitaries, and representatives from federal and provincial governments. All sessions […]

Posted on 16 November 2012

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