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Urban innovation: how to finance a sustainable infrastructure

The Swiss Energy Council, WEC’s Swiss committee, was a supporting organisation for the 2nd Sustainable Infrastructure Financing Summit, held in Basel, Switzerland, on 21–22 February.  This was the second time that the Swiss Energy Council has supported the summit, the last one held in 2010. The recent summit, with its substantial delegations from Asia, showed […]

Posted on 1 March 2012

Dr Christoph Frei, Dipuo Peters and Brian Statham

WEC Africa regional event builds energy future for the continent

Africa Energy Indaba 2012, held during 21–23 February in Johannesburg, South Africa, is Africa’s leading energy gathering which aims to facilitate interaction between energy leaders as they work towards a sustainable energy future for the continent. In her opening speech Dipuo Peters, South Africa’s Energy Minister, recognised the importance of the forum and thanked the […]

Posted on 1 March 2012

World Energy Council survey reveals the issues likely to impact Africa’s energy agenda

African energy leaders see energy prices, energy poverty, and instability in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to be the most important critical uncertainties in Africa’s energy sector, according to the newly released African survey of the World Energy Issues Monitor, published by the World Energy Council. The survey is the first ever […]

Posted on 21 February 2012

World Energy Council welcomes its 21st African member

The World Energy Council (WEC) welcomes Zimbabwe as the latest member committee in Africa to join the world’s largest inclusive and impartial all-energy forum working towards a sustainable energy future.  As the 21st African member country, Zimbabwe follows Chad and Bolivia, which joined the WEC at the end of 2011, and brings the WEC network […]

Posted on 20 February 2012

Süreyya Yücel Özden

Interview: Süreyya Yücel Özden, Chair of WEC Turkey

Süreyya Yücel Özden, Chair of WEC Turkey, talks to WEC Inside about the Turkish energy sector ahead of WELS Istanbul in April What is Turkey’s strategic role in the global energy sector? Turkey is located between Europe – one of the largest energy-consuming centres of the world – and the Caspian region – one of […]

Posted on 15 February 2012

Christoph Frei and Ban Ki-moon

Christoph Frei meets with Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General

Dr Christoph Frei, the World Energy Council’s Secretary General,  met with Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, on Friday, 10 February at the United Nations headquarters in New York. At the meeting Christoph Frei presented a letter on behalf of WEC Members and Officers formally supporting the UN’s “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All”. He […]

Posted on 12 February 2012

The World Energy Council welcomes Estonian Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Einari Kisel, as a Senior Fellow

Former Estonian Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Einari Kisel, joins the World Energy Council (WEC) as a Senior Fellow, European Policies and Partnership Development. Kisel will be responsible for developing WEC’s Patron and Global Partner programme, helping new partners to engage with our network of 3000 member organisations. Kisel will also help strengthen and build […]

Posted on 1 February 2012

The World Energy Council signs strategic alliance with the Paul Scherrer Institute

Following their successful collaboration on the “Global Transport Scenarios 2050″ study, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the World Energy Council (WEC) have signed a three year strategic partnership agreement. The contract signed between Dr. Christoph Frei, Secretary General of WEC and Prof. Alexander Wokaun, Vice-Director of PSI, will see Switzerland’s world renowned research centre […]

Posted on 27 January 2012

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