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Istanbul World Energy Leaders’ Summit

More than 100 energy leaders from 41 countries met at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit on 20 April in Istanbul, Turkey to address the energy trilemma. The forum provided a platform for the WEC’s community of global energy leaders to engage in an ongoing, high-level dialogue to address the critical issues affecting the energy world. […]

Posted on 20 April 2012

Energy leaders gather at World Energy Leaders’ Summit to address energy trilemma

World Energy Council provides forum for high-level dialogue Istanbul – Over 100 energy leaders from 39 countries, including 9 energy ministers, have been meeting today (Friday, 20 April 2012) at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Turkey. The event, held at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski, was opened by Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, […]

Posted on 20 April 2012

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Interview: Dr Iulian Iancu, Chair of WEC Romania

Dr Iulian Iancu, Chair of WEC Romania, talks about what the FOREN regional meeting for central and eastern Europe has on offer for the WEC network What is the significance of FOREN taking place in Romania this year? Starting this year, with the support of the WEC London Secretariat, FOREN becomes a regional event. In […]

Posted on 15 April 2012

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WEC presents global energy issues at Danish policy seminar

On 12 April, the WEC presented its recent findings on global and European energy issues at a seminar on the newly agreed Danish Energy Agreement. The new Danish Energy Agreement maps out the country’s energy policy objectives and measures. According to the agreement, Denmark is planning, by 2020, to decrease its energy consumption by 12% […]

Posted on 12 April 2012

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Candidates for World Energy Council Chair

Two candidates are running for the position of Chair of the World Energy Council: Marie-Jose Nadeau (Canada) and Younghoon David Kim (Korea (Rep.)). Marie-José Nadeau is the Chair of the World Energy Council’s Communications and Outreach Committee. She also holds the position of Executive Vice President – Corporate Affairs and Secretary General for Hydro-Québec. In […]

Posted on 1 April 2012

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Interview: C. P. Jain, Chair of the WEC’s Water for Energy report

C.P. Jain, Chair of the WEC’s Water for Energy report, says that water-efficient energy technologies can help meet the competing demands for water from energy and other uses. What are some key global trends in the water–energy challenge? In recent decades, the combination of more users, with more uses of water, has transformed the traditional […]

Posted on 1 April 2012

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WEC powers on in Africa

Dr Latsoucabé Fall, WEC Regional Manager for Africa, spoke at the Power and Electricity World Africa conference, held in Johannesburg on 27–28 March. Dr Fall addressed more than 300 high-level participants in the keynote panel, “Africa’s Future Energy Mix”, and also chaired the roundtable, “Steps to developing a steady nuclear industry in Africa”. He said […]

Posted on 28 March 2012

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WEC speaks on water–energy nexus at the World Water Forum

The World Energy Council made headway in raising awareness of the water–energy nexus at the 6th World Water Forum, held recently (12–17 March) in Marseille, France, thanks to two WEC speakers. Pierre Gadonneix, WEC Chairman, addressed delegates about the connections between water and energy, and how policymakers could encourage collaboration between the two sectors. Karl […]

Posted on 22 March 2012

World energy leaders gather in Turkey to address key concerns affecting the energy sector

In one month’s time, on 20 April, around 100 energy leaders from the World Energy Council (WEC) will gather at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Istanbul to explore solutions for delivering tomorrow’s energy in a context of high uncertainty. The Summit is organised by the WEC, the global network of energy leaders and practitioners, […]

Posted on 20 March 2012

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Fukushima has had limited impact on the global nuclear outlook – WEC report

One year after the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi, the WEC has published a study analysing the impact of the accident on national nuclear energy plans worldwide. The report, ‘World Energy Perspective: Nuclear Energy One Year After Fukushima’, finds that: Little has changed, especially in non-OECD countries, with regard to the role of nuclear in […]

Posted on 15 March 2012

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