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Closing the infrastructure funding gap is an African energy priority

The final day of the World Energy Congress focus on Africa included a look at how to finance the energy transition. In the move towards developing more sustainable infrastructure for Africa, attracting the required capital remains challenging

Posted on 14 October 2016


Future Energy leaders declare Vision for the Future at 23rd World Energy Congress closing ceremony

Talented young energy professionals had an amazing opportunity to declare their Vision for the Future of the energy sector during the closing ceremony of the 23rd World Energy Congress in Istanbul on 13 October. Having combined their efforts to define an overall Future Energy Leaders (FEL) vision for years to come, the members of the […]

Posted on 13 October 2016


Public-private cooperation key as African renewable power projects scale up

Of the two-thirds of people in Africa without access to power, 80% live outside urban centres. A mix of off-grid renewable power instalments could be the key to electrifying rural Africa with consumers buying power locally and paying via their mobile phone.

Posted on 13 October 2016


Interconnection and a clear legal framework: key to achieving African electrification

Africa has abundant and diverse energy resources from hydrocarbons to renewables. This wealth is unevenly distributed and is often underdeveloped. Promoting regional energy integration through interconnection projects must be part of the way forward to realise untapped potential.

Posted on 13 October 2016


Benchmarking helps balance energy trilemma priorities

Index results show that policy choices and a regime supporting a robust energy sector are critical to lasting energy trilemma performance, regardless of a country’s resources or geographic location, and that the policies and investments needed to balance the trilemma will take time and be disruptive.

Posted on 13 October 2016


EU must move away from coal to meet COP21 goals

“In order to reach Europe’s climate targets, there is no other way than phasing out coal as a source of energy. Two-thirds of coal-fired plants will have to be shut down by 2030,” said Patrick Graichen, Executive Director, Agora Energiewende in Germany.

Posted on 13 October 2016


Innovative technology is the key to clean technology

Innovations in energy storage are the most critical technological challenge for the industry. This was the consensus at the World Energy Congress session on that sought to identify the priorities to delivering future energy needs. Fluctuations in supply, especially wind and solar, as well as inefficient storage technology is a key issue that also needs addressing.

Posted on 13 October 2016


Off-grid solutions essential to Africa’s energy future

Many African’s live in rural areas unconnected to energy infrastructure. Therefore, finding ways to bring power outside the grid is an important focus of energy policy and a key business opportunity.

Posted on 13 October 2016


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


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.

Posted on 12 October 2016

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