News and media

Nuclear collage

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

Graphic_English_Scenarios_small LatAm

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

The Hydroelectric Power Dam of Itaipu_iStock_000019711538Large

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

African City with people

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

AEI 2014_South Africa’s energy minister Dikobe Ben Martins, Bonang Mohale

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

MISC_photo_competition_2010_nuclear_winner

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

Powerlines in New Zealand

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

2014 World Energy Issues global

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

José Manuel Soria, the Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism

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

Jigsaw-pieces-300x225

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

OFF_Chair_Gadonneix_Platts

Pierre Gadonneix wins Platts 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

30 November 2012 – Pierre Gadonneix, Chairman of the World Energy Council (WEC), has been presented with a lifetime achievement award at the 2012 Platts Global Energy Awards in New York. The award, in the Vision & Leadership category, recognises his extensive career in the energy sector. Pierre Gadonneix has served at CEO level in […]

Posted on 30 November 2012

MISC_collaboration_flags

WEC insight could support the next phase of the Energy Charter

WEC recommendations on rules of trade and energy sustainability provide sound basis for updating the Energy Charter, said Einari Kisel, WEC Senior Fellow, at a ministerial conference. Mr Kisel made the remarks on 27 November at the Energy Charter Conference in Warsaw, where the Energy Charter’s 51 member governments from Europe and Asia adopted a historic decision […]

Posted on 28 November 2012

EVENTS_Spain_201211_conference

Interconnection investment is crucial for European competitiveness – WEC Spain

– by Javier Jiménez Pérez, WEC Spain Creating incentives for investment in interconnection is essential if the EU were to maintain industrial competitiveness, experts said at a recent WEC Spain conference. The EU is well positioned to benefit from today’s ever more globalised energy market, delegates heard. Thus it is crucial to boost financial support for […]

Posted on 21 November 2012

EVENTS_Canada_20121113_CanadianEnergySummit

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

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco addresses WEC members with Officers Council at Executive Assembly

Executive Assembly held with sector’s leading lights

The World Energy Council convened its 2012 Executive Assembly in Monaco earlier this month.  The event was attended by leading figures of the energy and international development arena. At the Plenary on 8 November HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco gave the opening address, and Dr Kandeh Yumkella, UNIDO Director General, and Aldo Flores-Quiroga, Secretary […]

Posted on 9 November 2012

NEWS_WECLogo

WEC selects historic leadership

The World Energy Council has selected new leadership following elections at the Executive Assembly 2012. Marie-José Nadeau, from Canada, has been chosen as Chair-elect and will take the helm as Chair when the term of the current Chairman Pierre Gadonneix ends at the 2013 World Energy Congress in October.  She will become the first woman […]

Posted on 8 November 2012

EVENT_Japan_20121016_LNG_Matsumoto

WEC Japan event examines LNG dynamics and supply chain

Energy and LNG experts gathered in Tokyo last month (16 October) to discuss the outlook of the world energy market and the safe operation of the LNG supply chain, at a symposium organised by the Japan Energy Association (JEA), the WEC’s Japanese Member Committee. Japan has more than four decades of experience importing LNG and […]

Posted on 17 October 2012

MISC_collaboration_handshake

WEC Romania youth set sights on international collaboration

WEC Romania’s Future Energy Leaders (FEL) programme is looking to work more closely with industry and the international WEC community. Mr Gheorghe Balan, secretary of the WEC Romania, said the committee is available to support youth projects and to help foster collaboration of Romanian Future Energy Leaders (FELS) with those from other WEC committees. The […]

Posted on 13 October 2012

EVENT_Congress_201210_D365

WEC begins one-year countdown to 2013 World Energy Congress

The World Energy Council and the Daegu 2013 Organising Committee signalled the beginning of the one-year countdown to the 22nd World Energy Congress with events in South Korea last week (11–12 October). The events included a “World Energy Leaders’ Night” in Seoul attended by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, senior officials, foreign ambassadors, and CEOs […]

Posted on 13 October 2012

EVENT_Congress_Logo_1

World Energy Council marks one-year countdown to 2013 World Energy Congress

New report cites Korea as global leader in developing smart grid technology with test-bed project on Jeju Island the world’s largest SEOUL and LONDON, Thursday, October 11, 2012 – The Organising Committee for the 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu and the World Energy Council (WEC) are marking one year to go until the 2013 […]

Posted on 11 October 2012

« First page« Previous pageNext page »Last page »