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Session Game Changer, "Natural gas markets and geopolitics: A map in transition", Day 2, 2013 World Energy Congress

Shale gas revolution impact may be limited in Asia

Panel participants said on 15 October that shale gas is a significant game changer, particularly in North America, but those in Asia who hope it will transform energy pricing are unlikely to be satisfied because the pace and scale of the shale gas revolution in North America will be difficult to replicate. China has vast […]

Posted on 15 October 2013

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President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Last month President Barack Obama announced a sweeping plan to cut emissions in the US. Barry K. Worthington, Executive Director of the United States Energy Association (USEA), the WEC’s US committee, reviews key points of the plan. On Tuesday, 25 June 2013, the President of the United States described his Climate Action Plan in a […]

Posted on 11 July 2013

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USEA shares knowledge on small island power

The United States Energy Association (USEA), the WEC’s US member committee, recently exchanged their knowledge with Indonesian experts. From 13 to 20 April, nine senior managers from PT PLN Persero (PLN), the Indonesian electric utility, travelled to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui for meetings with Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company, First Wind, […]

Posted on 22 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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Canadian Energy Summit

The Energy Council of Canada – the WEC’s Canadian member committee – held the Canadian Energy Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia last month (13–15 November). The Summit covered a diversity of energy issues facing Canada. Speakers included over 30 industry players, 16 energy associations, academics, foreign dignitaries, and representatives from federal and provincial governments. All sessions […]

Posted on 16 November 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