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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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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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