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Energy transition: a tale of two countries

Japan and Germany have much in common in their energy situations, as participants from a recent WEC member event heard. The WEC’s Japanese member committee heard an analysis of the German energy transition in a talk by Dr Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, WEC Chair of World Energy Resources and a German energy expert, in Tokyo on 24 […]

Posted on 3 April 2014

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World Energy Council study highlights massive challenges to the energy system of Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin America and Caribbean region must optimise its energy supply options nationally and across the region in order to support the needs of its growing economies and increasing population, according to a World Energy Council (WEC) report to be presented today at an event organised by the Colombian member committee of the WEC (COCME).

Posted on 31 March 2014

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World’s two largest water and energy organisations team up to highlight the water-energy nexus in celebration of World Water Day

World Energy Council and World Water Council step up partnership 24 March 2014, London & Marseille – The World Energy Council (WEC) and World Water Council (WWC) announce that they have joined forces to bring the issue of the water-energy nexus to the fore in the run up to the 7th World Water Forum, to […]

Posted on 24 March 2014

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Seeking answers to Africa’s energy trilemma

Balanced energy policy and engaged entrepreneurship are essential elements to enabling Africa’s development, says WEC Secretary General Christoph Frei. Africa’s energy sector has long been working to widen energy access to unlock the continent’s vast potential. Energy access remains a critical priority for this dynamic region. Globally, 1.2 billion people – equivalent to India’s population – do […]

Posted on 12 March 2014

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Africa Energy Indaba one step closer to unlocking the continent’s potential

The Africa Energy Indaba concluded last month (18–20 February) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event is the WEC’s regular annual African gathering. Africa’s wealth of energy resources and untapped potential was highlighted, as was the need for more enablers that can unlock energy access for the broader population and new markets. Opening the Indaba, South […]

Posted on 7 March 2014

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World Energy Council comments on nuclear energy three years since Fukushima

LONDON, 6 March 2014 — Ahead of the three-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident on 11 March, the World Energy Council (WEC) issues the following statement. Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, comments: “In our study on nuclear energy in March 2012, we found that Fukushima had had limited impact on […]

Posted on 7 March 2014

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WEC New Zealand highlights world energy issues

The World Energy Issues Monitor will be a hot topic in New Zealand’s energy discussions this week as the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC), the WEC member committee, launches the report nationally. John Carnegie, Secretary of the committee, talks about what’s keeping New Zealand energy leaders awake at night.

Posted on 4 March 2014

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WEC report highlights the critical issues affecting the global and regional energy sector

For the first time energy price volatility and recession have replaced climate framework uncertainty as dominant concern among world energy leaders

Posted on 18 February 2014

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Global governance, energy efficiency and unconventionals highlighted at WEC Spain event

Energy efficiency management and environmental care have become the top two issues in Europe, and so imminent action is required to guarantee the energy sector’s competitiveness and profitability.

Posted on 31 January 2014

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Inconvenient truth: Current technologies, policies, and innovation are not enough to meet climate goals

Unprecedented uncertainty is leading to short-termism in energy investments, according to the World Energy Council’s World Energy Scenarios report COP-19, Warsaw, Poland, 19 November 2013: The world is set to face several significant challenges in balancing global energy needs in addressing the triple challenge of the energy trilemma over the next four decades, according to […]

Posted on 19 November 2013

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UNSE4ALL releases first set of global data on energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency

About 1.2 billion people – almost the population of India – don’t have access to electricity, 2.8 billion have to rely on wood or other biomass to cook and heat their homes, renewable energy accounts for 18 percent of the global energy mix, and the largest energy savings and greatest expansion of renewables happened in […]

Posted on 28 May 2013

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China and Russia commit to World Energy Congress

SEOUL – 7 May 2013: The Chinese and Russian governments have committed to sending high-level delegations to the World Energy Congress in South Korea in October. The Organising Committee for the 2013 World Energy Congress said it had been notified that China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) would send a ministerial-level delegation to the event and […]

Posted on 7 May 2013

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WEC insights on energy trade highlighted at WTO and Energy Charter event

The WEC has highlighted the areas where international trade rules for energy goods and services need to be improved at a workshop held last month (29 April) by the World Trade Organization and the Energy Charter in Geneva. At the workshop, Einari Kisel, WEC senior fellow, presented the WEC report, Principles on Rules of Trade […]

Posted on 30 April 2013

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Energy leaders gather for China International Summit ahead of the World Energy Congress

The World Energy Council hosts event in Beijing to assess ambitions of new Chinese government BEIJING & SEOUL – 25 April 2013: The World Energy Council’s China International Summit opens today in Beijing to explore the long-term energy options facing the country’s new government. The one-day closed summit will be one of the most important […]

Posted on 25 April 2013

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Energy leaders gather for China International Summit ahead of the World Energy Congress

The World Energy Council hosts event in Beijing to assess ambitions of new Chinese government BEIJING & SEOUL – 25 April 2013: The World Energy Council’s China International Summit opens today in Beijing to explore the long-term energy options facing the country’s new government. The one-day closed summit will be one of the most important […]

Posted on 25 April 2013

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World Energy Congress unveils program themes – ministers, CEOs and experts to address full range of energy issues

LONDON and SEOUL – 22 April 2013: The 2013 World Energy Congress Organizing Committee announced today some of the significant program topics that will be discussed by leading figures in the energy sector at the world’s premier energy event, to be held in Daegu, South Korea from October 13 to 17, 2013. Under the theme […]

Posted on 23 April 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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World Energy Congress gets backing from Korean Prime Minister

The Organising Committee of the 2013 World Energy Congress is delighted to announce that the Prime Minister of Korea, Mr Chung Hong-won, has agreed to bring his leadership and support to the Congress by joining as Honorary Chairman of the Organising Committee. Mr Chung comments: “As the 22nd World Energy Congress is the most prestigious […]

Posted on 16 April 2013

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WEC intensifies Central and Eastern Europe activities

The WEC is set to intensity its members’ activities in Central and Eastern Europe. At the recent WEC Central and Eastern Europe regional meeting, held in Bucharest during 18–20 March, WEC member committees agreed to establish the regional meeting as a regular gathering, to take place every year. Every second meeting will be held within […]

Posted on 15 April 2013

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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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