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WEC takes part in developing SE4ALL benchmarking report

The World Energy Council (WEC) will be contributing to an upcoming report for the United Nations as part of the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative which will kick-start the ongoing monitoring of the initative’s goals beyond 2012. SE4ALL seeks to achieve, by 2030, universal access to modern energy, double the share […]

Posted on 21 June 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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SE Europe Energy Dialogue could help ‘strengthen efforts’ in creation of regional market

The 6th South East European Energy Dialogue was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 30–31 May with the WEC as an organising partner with the Institute of Energy for South-east Europe (IENE). The conference resulted in the preparation of a set of conclusions and recommendations for policymakers and the business communities in the 11 countries of […]

Posted on 31 May 2012

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Power plant performance and interconnection: crucial for African energy access

In a gathering of energy decisionmakers in Hammamet, Tunisia, on 28-30 May, the WEC highlighted the potential for improvements in power plant performance to create economic and social dividends. It also emphasised the crucial role of transmission infrastructure for African electrification. At the 17th Congress of the Union of Producers, Transporters, and Distributors of Electric […]

Posted on 30 May 2012

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WEC lays out building blocks of energy security at African Presidential Roundtable

A visionary strategy will enable full stakeholder adherence, more engaged and farsighted leadership, and stronger government commitment towards sustainable energy policies and frameworks, which are some of the basics needed for achieving energy security for Africa, the WEC told the recent African Presidential Roundtable 2012, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 23–25 May. Dr Latsoucabé […]

Posted on 25 May 2012

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Aspiring energy leaders look for the ‘big spark’ at WEC Turkey youth workshop

Twenty-five aspiring energy leaders from nine countries and four world regions attended a workshop organised by WEC Turkey’s Youth Programme held on 18-20 May 2012 in Ankara. At the workshop, delegates learnt about energy policymaking through dialogues focusing on specific topics. They discussed the impacts of the recent Middle East developments and the financial and […]

Posted on 20 May 2012

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WEC calls for stronger cooperation between government and industry at the World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy

Addressing the World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy in Dublin, Ireland, on 17 May, Einari Kisel, the World Energy Council’s (WEC) Senior Fellow for European Policies and Partnership Development, emphasised the need for stronger co-operation between governments and businesses to tackle the energy for water challenge. “Population growth has put pressure on water supplies […]

Posted on 17 May 2012

Christoph Frei speaking at the UK Energy Summit on 3 May in London (Photo credit: Economist Conferences)

Christoph Frei speaks at major conferences in UK, Jordan and Canada

During May 2012, Christoph Frei presented the key findings from the WEC’s flagship studies at conferences in UK, Jordan and Canada. On 3 May he spoke at the UK Energy Summit, held by The Economist in London. Dr Frei called for greater emphasis on effective policymaking to encourage long-term energy investment, and reminded the audience […]

Posted on 16 May 2012

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World Energy Council at UN SE4ALL meeting in London

Dr Christoph Frei represented the World Energy Council at the meeting of the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) High-Level Group in London on 24 April. Dr Frei thanked the SE4All co-chairs for their invitation on behalf of the WEC, and congratulated SE4All on the progress achieved in ensuring energy is understood as […]

Posted on 24 April 2012

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