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Pelegrin Horacio Castillo Semán, Minister of Energy and Mines for the Dominican Republic (center) with José Antonio Lleras, WEC vice-Chair for Latin America and the Caribbean to his left

Dominican Republic’s energy ministry joins World Energy Council

News announced just days after the country unveiled its national energy reform.

Posted on 18 February 2015

Dignitaries at the Inaugural session- L-R Mr R.N Choubey  Special Secretary(Power)/Chairman Steering Committee India Energy Congress 2015; Mr Dhramendra Pradhan Hon'ble Minister of State, Independent Charge for Petroleum and Natural Gas; Mr P.K Sinha Secretary(Power)/Chairman WEC India;Dr Arup Roy Choudhury CMD NTPC/Member Secretary WEC India/Vice Chair (Asia Pacific & South Asia)WEC

6th India Energy Congress: securing India’s energy future

Integrated planning and coordinated action were high on the agenda at the recent flagship forum of WEC-India last month

Posted on 18 February 2015

Dr Johann Sereinig, Chair of WEC Austria and Deputy Director General of Verbund AG

Energy policy stuck in a global trilemma – WEC Austria event

More than 200 delegates gathered at the seminar, “World Energy Trilemma – sustainability, economics, energy security”

Posted on 18 February 2015

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Powering Korea’s next “growth engine”

Korean energy leaders gathered at WEC Korea’s event held in partnership with the country’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in Seoul

Posted on 17 February 2015

European energy investment climate “markedly more negative” than RoW – WEC Germany

The European investment climate for energy infrastructure is markedly more negative than the investment mood in the rest of the world (RoW), so says a recent survey by WEC Germany

Posted on 26 January 2015

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WEC Japan seminar sought path for an industry in transition

Top executives from the Japanese energy industry gathered at WEC Japan’s event last month to discuss the critical issues affecting the sector

Posted on 15 January 2015

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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

José Manuel Soria, the Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism

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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WEC Japan celebrates successful Congress in Tokyo

The Japan Energy Association (JEA), the WEC’s Japanese member committee, brought the highlights of the 22nd World Energy Congress in a special gathering in Tokyo last month (6 December 2013). This was the latest such gathering that the Japanese committee holds after every World Energy Congress to update its members about the global energy sector […]

Posted on 16 January 2014

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Germany keeps an eye on the world as it mulls over its renewables policy

The end of 2013 saw the formation of a new German government, headed by Angela Merkel as Chancellor for the third time. One issue that remains on top of the government’s “to-do” list is to see how it can integrate the further expansion of renewables in an economically and technically feasible manner. But the country […]

Posted on 16 January 2014

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Portugal needs a stable energy policy, WEC event heard

Energy policy must be stable, delegates heard at a WEC Portugal event in Lisbon last month (27 November). Echoing the recommendations of the WEC trilemma study, Jorge Moreira da Silva, the Minister of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy, stressed that “Portugal needs a stable energy policy, with a vision that transcends a legislature”, adding that […]

Posted on 11 December 2013

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Let the markets decide on renewables, WEC Slovenia conference told

Slovenia’s policymakers must allow its private sector to have a greater say in driving the country’s long-term renewable energy decisions, delegates heard at a recent WEC Slovenia conference. Professor Jean-Michel Glachant, Director of the Florence School of Regulation and Director of Loyola de Palacio Energy Policy Programme, made the introductory remarks as he moderated a […]

Posted on 11 December 2013

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South African achievements recognised

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA), the WEC country committee, has recognised outstanding endeavours in energy at an awards ceremony last month (22 August). SANEA has hosted the awards since 2008 for six consecutive years. This year the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) has chosen to collaborate with SANEA in recognising South […]

Posted on 23 September 2013

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WEC Lebanon resumes activities under new leadership

The WEC’s Lebanon member committee has renewed its activities at an official gathering on 9 July in the capital Beirut. WEC Lebanon aims to create a national energy platform to help the country move towards the adoption of sustainable energy policies. The committee was previously dormant but is now hosted by the Lebanese Center for […]

Posted on 23 August 2013

Oil platform. Photo: stock.xchng / Luis Baltar

Mexican proposal could have profound impacts on oil & gas and electricity sectors

On 12 August the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, announced a proposal that could reform the country’s massive energy sector and open it to private and foreign investment. President Peña Nieto proposed to change two articles of the constitution which forbid private companies to benefit from profit-sharing contracts and to participate in the Mexican […]

Posted on 21 August 2013

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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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