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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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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 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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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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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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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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Africa Energy Indaba: bigger and better  

This month’s Africa Energy Indaba will be bigger and better than ever. The Indaba, to take place from 19 to 21 February in Johannesburg, is the WEC’s annual African regional meeting. The event is expected to attract more international and African participants, both in the form of speakers and delegates. Organisers expect conference attendance to […]

Posted on 1 February 2013

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Interview: Pierre Gadonneix, Chairman of the World Energy Council

WEC Chairman Pierre Gadonneix talks about why 2013 will be a decisive year for energy. What’s your vision this year for the World Energy Council? Being the year of our World Energy Congress, 2013 offers a timely opportunity for all world leaders to understand our global energy and sustainable development challenges. This year will also […]

Posted on 1 January 2013

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Interview: Philippe Joubert, Executive Chairman, Global Electricity Initiative (GEI)

The WEC is taking a leading role in a partnership with GSEP and WBCSD under the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI).  GEI will identify and promote best practice amongst electrical utilities.  Philippe Joubert, GEI Executive Chairman, tells us more.   What does the Global Electricity Initiative aim to do? We want to showcase what electrical utilities […]

Posted on 15 December 2012

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Bi-Regional Forum highlights priorities of the Americas

Improving the integration of renewables and increasing energy efficiency measures in the energy system of Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) were amongst the key messages that emerged out of the World Energy Council’s 3rd Bi-Regional Forum for the Americas. The event, which took place in Cancun, Mexico, from 6 to 7 December, gathered more […]

Posted on 8 December 2012

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What makes for good energy policy?

Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair of the WEC’s newly released World Energy Trilemma report, tells us its key findings, and why every government should heed its advice.   Tell us about the World Energy Trilemma report. The report measures the sustainability of countries’ energy policies on three dimensions – energy security, environmental mitigation and social equity […]

Posted on 3 December 2012

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WEC insight could support the next phase of the Energy Charter

WEC recommendations on rules of trade and energy sustainability provide sound basis for updating the Energy Charter, said Einari Kisel, WEC Senior Fellow, at a ministerial conference. Mr Kisel made the remarks on 27 November at the Energy Charter Conference in Warsaw, where the Energy Charter’s 51 member governments from Europe and Asia adopted a historic decision […]

Posted on 28 November 2012

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Executive Assembly held with sector’s leading lights

The World Energy Council convened its 2012 Executive Assembly in Monaco earlier this month.  The event was attended by leading figures of the energy and international development arena. At the Plenary on 8 November HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco gave the opening address, and Dr Kandeh Yumkella, UNIDO Director General, and Aldo Flores-Quiroga, Secretary […]

Posted on 9 November 2012

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WEC selects historic leadership

The World Energy Council has selected new leadership following elections at the Executive Assembly 2012. Marie-José Nadeau, from Canada, has been chosen as Chair-elect and will take the helm as Chair when the term of the current Chairman Pierre Gadonneix ends at the 2013 World Energy Congress in October.  She will become the first woman […]

Posted on 8 November 2012

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WEC begins one-year countdown to 2013 World Energy Congress

The World Energy Council and the Daegu 2013 Organising Committee signalled the beginning of the one-year countdown to the 22nd World Energy Congress with events in South Korea last week (11–12 October). The events included a “World Energy Leaders’ Night” in Seoul attended by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, senior officials, foreign ambassadors, and CEOs […]

Posted on 13 October 2012

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WEC scenarios project marches into its next phase

The WEC Scenarios Study Group has taken the Global Energy Scenarios project into its next phase following a workshop in London last week (27–28 September). The first run of modelling, carried out by the scenarios modelling partner, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), has highlighted some initial key messages about the future of energy to 2050. The […]

Posted on 1 October 2012

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