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Energy efficiency makes business sense, WEC Colombia event heard

Colombian energy experts and business leaders highlighted how energy efficiency can help boost business competitiveness and cost savings at a recent event organised by COCME, the WEC’s Colombian member committee. At the seminar “Energy efficiency: business vision and competitiveness”, senior Colombian figures told more than 200 representatives from industry, businesses, and academia that technology choice, […]

Posted on 15 April 2013

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WEC Colombia hosts discussion on critical energy issues

The WEC’s recently published study on world energy issues was showcased at a seminar organised by COCME, the WEC’s Colombian member committee. At the seminar “Regional and Global Energy Panorama” (21 February, Bogotá), José Antonio Vargas Lleras, Chair of COCME and WEC Vice-Chair for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), presented the 2013 World Energy […]

Posted on 4 April 2013

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New World Energy Council report identifies the critical issues holding back the transition of the global energy sector

NEW DELHI – Continued uncertainty in the future direction of climate frameworks, political instability of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, energy price volatility, and the global economic recession are what energy leaders consider as the top ‘insomnia’ issues driving the world energy agenda this year, according to the 2013 World Energy Issues […]

Posted on 7 February 2013

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Bi-Regional Forum highlights priorities of the Americas

Improving the integration of renewables and increasing energy efficiency measures in the energy system of Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) were amongst the key messages that emerged out of the World Energy Council’s 3rd Bi-Regional Forum for the Americas. The event, which took place in Cancun, Mexico, from 6 to 7 December, gathered more […]

Posted on 8 December 2012

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Details of Bolivian energy plan revealed at WEC Bolivia conference

Senior Bolivian government figures revealed further details for the country’s new energy plan at a conference organised last month (22–23 August) by the Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons and Energy (Cámara Boliviana de Hidrocarburos y Energía, or CBHE), the WEC Bolivian committee. Bolivia launched its energy plans last year in a bid to improve the country’s […]

Posted on 1 September 2012

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Economic growth and sustainable energy need ‘strong balance’

WEC chairman Pierre Gadonneix recently called for a “strong balance” between economic recovery and energy sustainability. On 12 June, he said at the International Economic Forum of the Americas that “sustainable growth needs a sustainable energy system.” He told political and business decisionmakers at the Forum that this need is particularly strong given the backdrop […]

Posted on 12 June 2012

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Interview with José Antonio Vargas Lleras, WEC’s Vice Chair for Latin America at Rio+20 Summit

José Antonio Vargas Lleras will be representing the WEC at the Rio+20 Summit this month. In an interview, he talks about energy for development, and what Latin America needs. Twenty years on from the first Earth Summit in Rio, how have the world’s development challenges changed? The main result of the 1992 Earth Summit was […]

Posted on 1 June 2012

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Secretary General trip perspective: Latin America

“I’ve counted, three minutes [under the shower], and I don’t stink.” Hugo Chavez’ recent statement is the sarcastic opening remark to this month’s energy small talk in Latin America. Clearly, his announcement of energy and water saving measures is not a reflection of a sudden concern about climate change but simply the result of a […]

Posted on 8 November 2009

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