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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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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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WEC speaks at Baltic Sea CCS conference

WEC was invited to speak at the Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Warsaw, Poland, on 6–7 March. The conference, organised by the Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation (BASREC), a ministerial process under the umbrella of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, covered how joint regional solutions could lead to a rapid […]

Posted on 7 March 2012

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WEC Africa regional event builds energy future for the continent

Africa Energy Indaba 2012, held during 21–23 February in Johannesburg, South Africa, is Africa’s leading energy gathering which aims to facilitate interaction between energy leaders as they work towards a sustainable energy future for the continent. In her opening speech Dipuo Peters, South Africa’s Energy Minister, recognised the importance of the forum and thanked the […]

Posted on 1 March 2012

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Christoph Frei meets with Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General

Dr Christoph Frei, the World Energy Council’s Secretary General,  met with Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, on Friday, 10 February at the United Nations headquarters in New York. At the meeting Christoph Frei presented a letter on behalf of WEC Members and Officers formally supporting the UN’s “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All”. He […]

Posted on 12 February 2012

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Rio World Energy Leaders’ Summit

WEC’s third World Energy Leaders’ Summit (WELS) took place in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday 15th of September 2011. Organised in partnership with WEC Brazilian Member Committee and supported by Eletrobras and Petrobras, the event saw Global Energy Leaders engaging in high-level dialogue on the current and emerging issues affecting the energy world under the […]

Posted on 15 September 2011

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Secretary General trip perspective: Canada

Canada has a fascinating and rich story to tell the world about its energy sector. With its enormous diversity of energy resources, and the effective working relation between government and business, energy has emerged, in the past decade, as Canada’s leading sector for export earnings and trade. Energy is clearly a major driver for economic […]

Posted on 18 August 2011

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WEC Africa Regional Meeting: Johannesburg, South Africa

The WEC African Regional meeting took place at the Sandton Convention Centre of Johannesburg, South Africa, on 28th February 2011. The meeting was hosted by SANEA, WEC MC of South Africa; and chaired by Prof. A. S. Sambo, WEC Vice Chair Africa Region and Chairman of Nigerian National Committee of WEC. The following WEC Member […]

Posted on 28 February 2011

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Closing Ceremony WEC 2010 Declaration – Montréal 2010

Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs les Ministres et Ambassadeurs Mesdames, Messieurs, Chers collègues et ami(e)s, Je suis honoré de vous retrouver pour célébrer la clôture, et l’incontestable succès, de ce 21ème congrès du Conseil Mondial de l’Energie. Il y a quatre jours, Steve Mac Lean et ses collègues astronautes de la base spatiale internationale, nous invitaient […]

Posted on 16 September 2010

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