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WEC Scenarios workshop to gather Latin American and Caribbean expertise

The WEC’s World Energy Scenarios team will be hosting a workshop in the Latin America and Caribbean region this month. Energy strategists and other decision-makers from the region are encouraged to attend.

Posted on 17 July 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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Sharing expertise, powering growth: Asia Clean Energy Forum

The WEC is supporting the Asian Development Bank’s Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) next month. The ADB’s Anthony Jude talks about how the collaboration could foster knowledge for powering growth in the region.   What does this year’s ACEF aim to achieve?   Asia promises to be a global clean energy investment hub. Investments have […]

Posted on 20 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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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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WEC presents global energy issues at Danish policy seminar

On 12 April, the WEC presented its recent findings on global and European energy issues at a seminar on the newly agreed Danish Energy Agreement. The new Danish Energy Agreement maps out the country’s energy policy objectives and measures. According to the agreement, Denmark is planning, by 2020, to decrease its energy consumption by 12% […]

Posted on 12 April 2012

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Candidates for World Energy Council Chair

Two candidates are running for the position of Chair of the World Energy Council: Marie-Jose Nadeau (Canada) and Younghoon David Kim (Korea (Rep.)). Marie-José Nadeau is the Chair of the World Energy Council’s Communications and Outreach Committee. She also holds the position of Executive Vice President – Corporate Affairs and Secretary General for Hydro-Québec. In […]

Posted on 1 April 2012

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Interview: C. P. Jain, Chair of the WEC’s Water for Energy report

C.P. Jain, Chair of the WEC’s Water for Energy report, says that water-efficient energy technologies can help meet the competing demands for water from energy and other uses. What are some key global trends in the water–energy challenge? In recent decades, the combination of more users, with more uses of water, has transformed the traditional […]

Posted on 1 April 2012

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WEC powers on in Africa

Dr Latsoucabé Fall, WEC Regional Manager for Africa, spoke at the Power and Electricity World Africa conference, held in Johannesburg on 27–28 March. Dr Fall addressed more than 300 high-level participants in the keynote panel, “Africa’s Future Energy Mix”, and also chaired the roundtable, “Steps to developing a steady nuclear industry in Africa”. He said […]

Posted on 28 March 2012

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WEC speaks on water–energy nexus at the World Water Forum

The World Energy Council made headway in raising awareness of the water–energy nexus at the 6th World Water Forum, held recently (12–17 March) in Marseille, France, thanks to two WEC speakers. Pierre Gadonneix, WEC Chairman, addressed delegates about the connections between water and energy, and how policymakers could encourage collaboration between the two sectors. Karl […]

Posted on 22 March 2012

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Fukushima has had limited impact on the global nuclear outlook – WEC report

One year after the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi, the WEC has published a study analysing the impact of the accident on national nuclear energy plans worldwide. The report, ‘World Energy Perspective: Nuclear Energy One Year After Fukushima’, finds that: Little has changed, especially in non-OECD countries, with regard to the role of nuclear in […]

Posted on 15 March 2012

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Interview: Dr Alessandro Clerici, Chair of the study taskforce for the WEC’s latest report on nuclear energy

Dr Alessandro Clerici, who led the study taskforce for the WEC’s latest report on nuclear energy, says there needs to be consensus on nuclear energy based on the lessons learnt post-Fukushima. The nuclear report finds that the Fukushima accident actually has had limited impact on the global nuclear outlook. What are the implications for nuclear […]

Posted on 15 March 2012

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