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New technology and geopolitical challenges herald new era of gas in Europe

World Energy Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 12 October 2016: While globally natural gas is the only fossil fuel with substantial growth prospects, the European outlook will be shaped by new geopolitical and technological realities. Future demand will likely be driven by chemicals feedstock and heavy duty transport, the energy leaders discussing the sustainability of European Gas […]

Posted on 12 October 2016

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Europe’s great contribution to the energy transition

The World Energy Council’s 2016 Energy Trilemma Index, which ranks countries based on three core dimensions: energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability, was topped by Denmark,Switzerland, Sweden, The Netherlands and Germany.

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Moving ahead with global energy governance

Cleary said. “We have plans for energy accessibility but we have to plan for population [movement] as well. What sort of technologies makes sense in terms of energy accessibility in rural areas, consistent with what we understand from energy transfer?”

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Trade agreements vital to meeting Paris goals

Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz, CEO, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development: “We need changes in the current frameworks we have for trade. For wind energy, we use 2,000 components that will change borders several times. If you have tariffs, the system is more difficult.”

Posted on 12 October 2016

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Energy, water and food must be looked at holistically, not in isolation

Maria Neira, Director of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants, WHO, said, “We need to work on these essential pillars of clean energy, clean water and clean air. Clean air is the next human disaster on the horizon.”

Posted on 12 October 2016

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Increase in renewables has led to an unprecedented change in energy supply

The energy landscape has changed with most countries achieving a more diversified energy mix as well as a growth in community ownerships and an evolution of micro grids. A new World Energy Resources report launched at the 23rd World Energy Congress on 12 October reveals that the unexpectedly high growth in the renewable energies market, […]

Posted on 12 October 2016

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World Energy Resources Report : Increase in renewables has led to an unprecedented change in energy supply

The new World Energy Resources report launched at the 23rd World Energy Congress on 12 October reveals that the unexpectedly high growth in the renewable energies market, in terms of investment, new capacity and high growth rates in developing countries, is a key factor in this notable shift. It has contributed to falling prices and the increased decoupling of economic growth and GHG emissions.

Posted on 12 October 2016

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Developing a new dynamic with gas and LNG

Growing supplies of unconventional gas, led by US shale gas and Australian coal-bed methane (CBM), are emerging on the global market as LNG, transforming the market with dramatic price developments in Asia and beyond.

Posted on 12 October 2016

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The UN secretary-general addresses the 23rd World Energy Congress

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the World Energy Council for emphasising the “energy trilemma,” the World Energy Council’s definition of energy sustainability based on three core dimensions: energy security, energy equity, and environmental sustainability.

Posted on 12 October 2016

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World energy ministers consider requirements for quick smooth energy transition

The private sector has a role to play in pushing for a bigger share of renewables in the energy mix, according to Energy Ministers gathered at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul. Energy and Environment ministers from UAE, Switzerland, Sudan, Ecuador and Afghanistan were joined by senior industry players …

Posted on 12 October 2016

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