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Financing resiliency - Juerg Trueb, Swiss Re; Christoph Frei, WEC; Alex Wittenberg, Marsh

New initiative to put numbers to the latest risks impacting energy investment

World Energy Council joins forces with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Marsh & McLennan Companies 1 October 2014, London & Zurich – The World Energy Council (WEC) has launched a new initiative to help mobilise investments into the energy sector. The WEC project, Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure, will seek to understand how the energy and […]

Posted on 1 October 2014

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World Energy Council to host ministerial summit in Cartagena with the President of Colombia

25 ministers will gather in Colombia in October to discuss the energy trilemma and Latin American energy issues

Posted on 23 September 2014

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European energy market under the spotlight at German Energy Day

Experts from all over Europe to attend WEC Germany’s annual event

Posted on 12 September 2014

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India energy at your fingertips

WEC India has launched its India Energy Portal, a one-stop online resource housed within the WEC India website.

Posted on 17 July 2014

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Energy sector faces increasing pressures from climate change – new report

The energy sector is facing increasing pressures from climate change. All segments of the industry will be affected by the changing global climate and the policy responses to it.

Posted on 13 June 2014

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UN Secretary-General to host first Sustainable Energy for All Forum (4-6 June)

Ministers, leaders from business and civil society to assess progress, chart way forward to reach targets on energy access, efficiency, renewables United Nations, New York, 27 May – Momentum is building for the first annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum, to be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 4-6 June.  Over one thousand […]

Posted on 27 May 2014

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World Energy Council welcomes National Grid as Global Partner

20 May 2014, London – The World Energy Council (WEC) has welcomed National Grid as the newest member of its Global Partner programme. National Grid owns and runs energy networks in the UK and north-eastern US, delivering power and gas safely to millions of customers. The company joins the WEC’s community of Global Partners with […]

Posted on 20 May 2014

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WEC Europe: Implementation of new EU energy policy needs careful consideration

The WEC’s European member countries discussed the EU’s new energy policy with the European Commission at the WEC’s 3rd European Energy Forum in Paris on 24–25 April.

Posted on 4 May 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 presented 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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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

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

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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

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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

The World Energy Council scenarios envision a radically different transport sector by 2050

WEC presents ‘Global Transport Scenarios 2050′ at World Petroleum Congress in Doha, Qatar. Report highlights role of Governments in providing a sustainable future for the global transport sector. The World Energy Council (WEC) expects that transport fuel demand in the next forty years will come mainly from developing countries such as China and India, where demand will […]

Posted on 8 December 2011

The World Energy Council calls on policymakers at COP17 to address the “Energy Trilemma”

The 3rd edition of the 2011 Assessment of Country Energy and Climate Policies published by the World Energy Council reveals that: Focusing exclusively on reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not sustainable Free market solutions alone can’t deliver sustainability Only vision led and coherent energy policies, that address the “Energy Trilemma”, will gain public acceptance and […]

Posted on 16 November 2011

The World Energy Council welcomes the IEA’s 2011 World Energy Outlook

The World Energy Council (WEC) welcomes the IEA’s 2011 World Energy Outlook. The findings in this report demonstrate once again the importance of coherent analysis and the need to highlight trends and gaps in the global energy sector. In welcoming the report WEC Secretary General, Dr. Christoph Frei says: “We share the concerns about the […]

Posted on 9 November 2011

World Energy Council sets out a sustainable future for the energy sector in Houston

On Monday October, 31st 2011, Pierre Gadonneix, the Chairman of the energy leaders’ network, the World Energy Council will address the World Energy Council’s Houston Business Forum. In his speech about the future for the energy sector he will highlight the importance of energy security in fuelling long term growth: “In the midst of a […]

Posted on 31 October 2011

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Rio World Energy Leaders’ Summit

WEC’s third World Energy Leaders’ Summit (WELS) took place in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday 15th of September 2011. Organised in partnership with WEC Brazilian Member Committee and supported by Eletrobras and Petrobras, the event saw Global Energy Leaders engaging in high-level dialogue on the current and emerging issues affecting the energy world under the […]

Posted on 15 September 2011

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