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Social innovation can make a difference – World Energy Leaders’ Summit, New Delhi

- by Monique Tsang The World Energy Leaders’ Summit (WELS) in New Delhi on 6 February gathered 78 senior energy figures from 30 countries, including 5 ministers and deputy-ministers. The event was, as usual, held in private to ensure that the discussion was as free and as informative as possible. In the welcome address P. Uma […]

Posted on 11 February 2013

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Interview: Pierre Gadonneix, Chairman of the World Energy Council

WEC Chairman Pierre Gadonneix talks about why 2013 will be a decisive year for energy. What’s your vision this year for the World Energy Council? Being the year of our World Energy Congress, 2013 offers a timely opportunity for all world leaders to understand our global energy and sustainable development challenges. This year will also […]

Posted on 1 January 2013

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Interview: Philippe Joubert, Executive Chairman, Global Electricity Initiative (GEI)

The WEC is taking a leading role in a partnership with GSEP and WBCSD under the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI).  GEI will identify and promote best practice amongst electrical utilities.  Philippe Joubert, GEI Executive Chairman, tells us more.   What does the Global Electricity Initiative aim to do? We want to showcase what electrical utilities […]

Posted on 15 December 2012

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What makes for good energy policy?

Joan MacNaughton, Executive Chair of the WEC’s newly released World Energy Trilemma report, tells us its key findings, and why every government should heed its advice.   Tell us about the World Energy Trilemma report. The report measures the sustainability of countries’ energy policies on three dimensions – energy security, environmental mitigation and social equity […]

Posted on 3 December 2012

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WEC insight could support the next phase of the Energy Charter

WEC recommendations on rules of trade and energy sustainability provide sound basis for updating the Energy Charter, said Einari Kisel, WEC Senior Fellow, at a ministerial conference. Mr Kisel made the remarks on 27 November at the Energy Charter Conference in Warsaw, where the Energy Charter’s 51 member governments from Europe and Asia adopted a historic decision […]

Posted on 28 November 2012

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Executive Assembly held with sector’s leading lights

The World Energy Council convened its 2012 Executive Assembly in Monaco earlier this month.  The event was attended by leading figures of the energy and international development arena. At the Plenary on 8 November HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco gave the opening address, and Dr Kandeh Yumkella, UNIDO Director General, and Aldo Flores-Quiroga, Secretary […]

Posted on 9 November 2012

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WEC selects historic leadership

The World Energy Council has selected new leadership following elections at the Executive Assembly 2012. Marie-José Nadeau, from Canada, has been chosen as Chair-elect and will take the helm as Chair when the term of the current Chairman Pierre Gadonneix ends at the 2013 World Energy Congress in October.  She will become the first woman […]

Posted on 8 November 2012

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WEC begins one-year countdown to 2013 World Energy Congress

The World Energy Council and the Daegu 2013 Organising Committee signalled the beginning of the one-year countdown to the 22nd World Energy Congress with events in South Korea last week (11–12 October). The events included a “World Energy Leaders’ Night” in Seoul attended by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, senior officials, foreign ambassadors, and CEOs […]

Posted on 13 October 2012

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WEC scenarios project marches into its next phase

The WEC Scenarios Study Group has taken the Global Energy Scenarios project into its next phase following a workshop in London last week (27–28 September). The first run of modelling, carried out by the scenarios modelling partner, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), has highlighted some initial key messages about the future of energy to 2050. The […]

Posted on 1 October 2012

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Fukushima fallout exacerbated by poor risk assessment and accident response – WEC Japan report

Failure to estimate the level of potential risk and to take in expert advice had exacerbated the severity of and the immediate response to the Fukushima nuclear accident, finds an independent panel of experts. The findings, by the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, were published in July this year by the […]

Posted on 1 August 2012

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