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World Energy Council to host ministerial summit in Cartagena with the President of Colombia

25 ministers will gather in Colombia in October to discuss the energy trilemma and Latin American energy issues

Posted on 23 September 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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Interview with José Antonio Vargas Lleras, WEC’s Vice Chair for Latin America at Rio+20 Summit

José Antonio Vargas Lleras will be representing the WEC at the Rio+20 Summit this month. In an interview, he talks about energy for development, and what Latin America needs. Twenty years on from the first Earth Summit in Rio, how have the world’s development challenges changed? The main result of the 1992 Earth Summit was […]

Posted on 1 June 2012

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SE Europe Energy Dialogue could help ‘strengthen efforts’ in creation of regional market

The 6th South East European Energy Dialogue was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 30–31 May with the WEC as an organising partner with the Institute of Energy for South-east Europe (IENE). The conference resulted in the preparation of a set of conclusions and recommendations for policymakers and the business communities in the 11 countries of […]

Posted on 31 May 2012

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Power plant performance and interconnection: crucial for African energy access

In a gathering of energy decisionmakers in Hammamet, Tunisia, on 28-30 May, the WEC highlighted the potential for improvements in power plant performance to create economic and social dividends. It also emphasised the crucial role of transmission infrastructure for African electrification. At the 17th Congress of the Union of Producers, Transporters, and Distributors of Electric […]

Posted on 30 May 2012

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WEC lays out building blocks of energy security at African Presidential Roundtable

A visionary strategy will enable full stakeholder adherence, more engaged and farsighted leadership, and stronger government commitment towards sustainable energy policies and frameworks, which are some of the basics needed for achieving energy security for Africa, the WEC told the recent African Presidential Roundtable 2012, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 23–25 May. Dr Latsoucabé […]

Posted on 25 May 2012

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Aspiring energy leaders look for the ‘big spark’ at WEC Turkey youth workshop

Twenty-five aspiring energy leaders from nine countries and four world regions attended a workshop organised by WEC Turkey’s Youth Programme held on 18-20 May 2012 in Ankara. At the workshop, delegates learnt about energy policymaking through dialogues focusing on specific topics. They discussed the impacts of the recent Middle East developments and the financial and […]

Posted on 20 May 2012

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WEC calls for stronger cooperation between government and industry at the World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy

Addressing the World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy in Dublin, Ireland, on 17 May, Einari Kisel, the World Energy Council’s (WEC) Senior Fellow for European Policies and Partnership Development, emphasised the need for stronger co-operation between governments and businesses to tackle the energy for water challenge. “Population growth has put pressure on water supplies […]

Posted on 17 May 2012

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Christoph Frei speaks at major conferences in UK, Jordan and Canada

During May 2012, Christoph Frei presented the key findings from the WEC’s flagship studies at conferences in UK, Jordan and Canada. On 3 May he spoke at the UK Energy Summit, held by The Economist in London. Dr Frei called for greater emphasis on effective policymaking to encourage long-term energy investment, and reminded the audience […]

Posted on 16 May 2012

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World Energy Council at UN SE4ALL meeting in London

Dr Christoph Frei represented the World Energy Council at the meeting of the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) High-Level Group in London on 24 April. Dr Frei thanked the SE4All co-chairs for their invitation on behalf of the WEC, and congratulated SE4All on the progress achieved in ensuring energy is understood as […]

Posted on 24 April 2012

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World Energy Council to collaborate with Bloomberg New Energy Finance

The World Energy Council (WEC) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) have signed a partnership agreement to collaborate on the development of a comprehensive survey on the costs of new, renewable and conventional energy technologies. The study will build on the WEC’s existing flagship Survey of Energy Resources, the prime compilation of global energy resources […]

Posted on 24 April 2012

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Istanbul World Energy Leaders’ Summit

More than 100 energy leaders from 41 countries met at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit on 20 April in Istanbul, Turkey to address the energy trilemma. The forum provided a platform for the WEC’s community of global energy leaders to engage in an ongoing, high-level dialogue to address the critical issues affecting the energy world. […]

Posted on 20 April 2012

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