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World Energy Trilemma report receives positive reception

This year’s World Energy Trilemma report was launched at the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting hosted in the city of Merida, Mexico during the opening ministerial plenary on 27 May 2015. Secretary General, Christoph Frei, presented the key findings of the report to the ministers and senior representatives from the 23 participating CEM countries and […]

Posted on 12 June 2015

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Interview: Ori Chandler on the Future Energy Leaders Programme

The World Energy Council has just launched the next phase of its Future Energy Leaders Programme. Ori Chandler, who heads up the programme, tells us what we should expect to see from the programme at the World Energy Congress and beyond. What is the Future Energy Leaders Programme? The Future Energy Leaders Programme, or FELP, is […]

Posted on 17 June 2013

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WEC supports UN SE4ALL global tracking report

The World Energy Council’s formal support of the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative reached a major milestone last week with the release of the Global Tracking Framework report at the Vienna Energy Forum, organised by UNIDO, and in London. The WEC is amongst the 15 agencies who compiled the report. The […]

Posted on 6 June 2013

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Interview: Vivien Foster on the UNSE4ALL global tracking report

The Global Tracking Framework report is set to help monitor progress towards the objectives of the UNSE4ALL initiative. The World Bank’s Vivien Foster, who oversaw the compilation of the report, tells us about the key findings and how the WEC’s continued support helps achieve the objectives. What’s the significance of Global Tracking Framework report? In […]

Posted on 6 June 2013

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UNSE4ALL releases first set of global data on energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency

About 1.2 billion people – almost the population of India – don’t have access to electricity, 2.8 billion have to rely on wood or other biomass to cook and heat their homes, renewable energy accounts for 18 percent of the global energy mix, and the largest energy savings and greatest expansion of renewables happened in […]

Posted on 28 May 2013

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WEC insights on energy trade highlighted at WTO and Energy Charter event

The WEC has highlighted the areas where international trade rules for energy goods and services need to be improved at a workshop held last month (29 April) by the World Trade Organization and the Energy Charter in Geneva. At the workshop, Einari Kisel, WEC senior fellow, presented the WEC report, Principles on Rules of Trade […]

Posted on 30 April 2013

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Energy leaders gather for China International Summit ahead of the World Energy Congress

The World Energy Council hosts event in Beijing to assess ambitions of new Chinese government BEIJING & SEOUL – 25 April 2013: The World Energy Council’s China International Summit opens today in Beijing to explore the long-term energy options facing the country’s new government. The one-day closed summit will be one of the most important […]

Posted on 25 April 2013

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WEC intensifies Central and Eastern Europe activities

The WEC is set to intensity its members’ activities in Central and Eastern Europe. At the recent WEC Central and Eastern Europe regional meeting, held in Bucharest during 18–20 March, WEC member committees agreed to establish the regional meeting as a regular gathering, to take place every year. Every second meeting will be held within […]

Posted on 15 April 2013

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Interview: China International Summit

Interview by Monique Tsang The World Energy Council will be holding its China International Summit this month.  WEC Secretary General Christoph Frei explains what participants should expect. Why is the WEC holding this event in China at this time? People are extremely interested in China. China is undergoing a major transformation. It has the world’s fastest growing […]

Posted on 4 April 2013

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Africa Energy Indaba gave resounding support for women in energy and skills development

– by Monique Tsang and Celine De Canha The role of women in energy and the need to boost energy skills received resounding support at the 5th Africa Energy Indaba, the World Energy Council’s annual African regional meeting, held during 18–21 February in Johannesburg. At the event the South African Minister of Energy, Ms Dipuo Peters, gave her commitment […]

Posted on 11 March 2013

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Lessons from Fukushima: Do not ignore citizen media

– by Monique Tsang with Masato Komiya Online blogs and social media played a crucial role in facilitating the sharing and understanding of information in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear accident, according to a report made available to WEC Japan and prepared by an independent panel of experts. These communication tools, set up and run by […]

Posted on 11 March 2013

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