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New report: Catalysing the low-carbon economy

Technology and a reduction of barriers to environmental energy-related goods cited as requirements for achieving post-2015 climate and development goals

Posted on 28 January 2015

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Scenarios team gathers regional energy experts in India & South Africa

The World Energy Council will be gathering key decision-makers in India and South Africa over the next month to discuss the region’s energy future.

Posted on 28 January 2015

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The “new normal”: Energy price volatility and climate framework uncertainty top concerns of global energy leaders

Energy leaders see energy price volatility and the future of a climate framework as their top critical uncertainties, according to our latest World Energy Issues Monitor. This 7th annual edition of the study, entitled “Energy price volatility: the new normal”, has gathered the views of more than 1,000 energy leaders, including ministers and chief executives from nearly 80 countries.

Posted on 20 January 2015

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WEC Japan seminar sought path for an industry in transition

Top executives from the Japanese energy industry gathered at WEC Japan’s event last month to discuss the critical issues affecting the sector

Posted on 15 January 2015

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WEC Year of Africa kicks off at the 2015 Africa Energy Indaba

World Energy Council designates 2015 as its “Year of Africa” and will start its programme at the 2015 Africa Energy Indaba

Posted on 15 January 2015

From left to right: Admiral Fernando del Pozo García (Former Director International Military Staff at NATO); Rafael Estrella Pedrola (Vice President of ELCANO ROYAL INSTITUTE); John Bell (Director of the Middle East and Mediterranean Area at TOLEDO INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR PEACE); Commander Francisco J. Ruiz González (Professor of Strategy, International Relations whilst working for Spanish Ministry of Defense)

WEC Spain event weighs up human rights and geopolitics

Spanish energy executives discussed the issue of energy and human rights, geopolitics, and trade at a recent seminar.

Posted on 14 January 2015

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Trilemma report showcased in Denmark

Nearly 60 participants from embassies, industry, public authorities, utilities and universities gathered on 1 December for the presentation and discussion of the WEC’s 2014 World Energy Trilemma report.

Posted on 9 January 2015

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WEC thought-leadership showcased at COP 20 Lima

The World Energy Council brought its content and thought-leadership to more than 10,000 delegates at the 2014 COP-20 meeting in Lima

Posted on 15 December 2014

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Utilities call for joint action to deliver universal access while reducing emissions

A joint adaptation and mitigation approach, new energy storage technologies, and stable policies along with a meaningful carbon price will be required if countries are to deliver universal access while reducing emissions.

Posted on 9 December 2014

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2014 Trilemma report launched in Washington DC

The World Energy Council launched its annual World Energy Trilemma report in Washington DC with the support of the US Energy Association

Posted on 27 November 2014

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Energy future hinges upon financing choices today, warns World Energy Council

Annual ranking of 129 countries finds number of AAA countries drops from five to three while four countries put on negative watch

Posted on 24 November 2014

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More Europe needed in European energy markets

Leading figures of the European and German energy world were united in their calls for a renewed effort towards more integration in European energy markets at WEC Germany’s flagship event.

Posted on 13 November 2014

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WEC Lebanon holds Beirut Energy Forum

The 5th Beirut Energy Forum was held from 17 to 19 September in Beirut, Lebanon.

Posted on 13 November 2014

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2014 Executive Assembly put spotlight on regional integration

The World Energy Council’s Executive Assembly concluded last month (20–24 October) in Colombia with broad support from WEC members and the more than 700 attending representatives from governments and the private sector.

Posted on 11 November 2014

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Speech by President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit

President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia said at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit says the energy trilemma offers a valuable roadmap to strengthening the energy sector, adding that guaranteeing energy sustainability is a “shared task” among nations

Posted on 11 November 2014

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Finalizó con éxito en Cartagena la Cumbre Mundial de Líderes Energéticos

Presidente Santos definió en el cierre de la cumbre del Consejo Mundial de Energía los retos del sector para los próximos cuatro años. Más 700 líderes mundiales y delegados de 60 países, participaron en la Cumbre como muestra de la voluntad global para seguir afianzando los principios de la sostenibilidad energética. En el cierre de […]

Posted on 24 October 2014

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Abu Dhabi to host World Energy Council’s 2019 World Energy Congress

The UAE will host the 2019 World Energy Congress while dates for the 2016 Congress were also announced

Posted on 23 October 2014

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Colombia advances 8 places in global ranking on energy sustainability

World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index to be revealed next month 22 October 2014, Cartagena, Colombia – Colombia will advance 8 places among 129 countries in an upcoming global ranking measuring the performance of countries in energy sustainability, according to the World Energy Council.  The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index measures the performance of […]

Posted on 22 October 2014

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73% of Latin America consumers are willing to pay more for alternative transport fuels

New report by World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders shed light on consumer perspectives on demand-side energy solutions

Posted on 21 October 2014

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Energy Summit gathers leaders from more than 100 countries to examine the energy future of Latin America

World Energy Council summit to gather 500 leaders and more than 20 ministers while Colombia’s global ranking in energy sustainability will be previewed at Cartagena event

Posted on 17 October 2014

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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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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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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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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

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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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WEC Peru puts on major national energy forum

WEC Peru co-organised Energía 2012, Peru’s 10th International Energy Congress, in Lima on 2–4 May 2012. The annual event provides a platform for energy executives, specialists, and authorities to discuss the status of and options for the growth and development of the electricity sector. Now in its 10th year, it is considered Peru’s most prestigious […]

Posted on 15 May 2012

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Interview: Francesco Giorgianni, WEC Italy Vice Chairman

Francesco Giorgianni, WEC Italy Vice Chairman and co-organiser of an upcoming conference, speaks about the potential for smart grids to improve energy efficiency and access What are the benefits of smart grids?  Smart grids could be described as an upgraded electricity network in which the addition of information and communication technologies (ICT) plus intelligent metering […]

Posted on 15 May 2012

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Innovation for energy efficiency

WEC Italy hosted the Conference on Innovation & Energy Efficiency (1.50 MB) on 18 April in Rome.  The event, co-organised with the Italian Association of Chemical Engineering (AIDIC), drew more than 150 attendees from electricity companies and the chemical and pharmaceuticals industries. The conference explored the additional industrial efficiency gains achievable through innovative engineering. The […]

Posted on 15 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

World Energy Council and Bloomberg New Energy Finance sign landmark deal

London – The World Energy Council (WEC) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) have signed a partnership agreement to collaborate on the development of a comprehensive survey on the costs of new, renewable and conventional energy technologies. The study will build on the WEC’s existing flagship Survey of Energy Resources, the prime compilation of global […]

Posted on 24 April 2012

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World Energy Council to collaborate with Bloomberg New Energy Finance

The World Energy Council (WEC) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) have signed a partnership agreement to collaborate on the development of a comprehensive survey on the costs of new, renewable and conventional energy technologies. The study will build on the WEC’s existing flagship Survey of Energy Resources, the prime compilation of global energy resources […]

Posted on 24 April 2012

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Istanbul World Energy Leaders’ Summit

More than 100 energy leaders from 41 countries met at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit on 20 April in Istanbul, Turkey to address the energy trilemma. The forum provided a platform for the WEC’s community of global energy leaders to engage in an ongoing, high-level dialogue to address the critical issues affecting the energy world. […]

Posted on 20 April 2012

Energy leaders gather at World Energy Leaders’ Summit to address energy trilemma

World Energy Council provides forum for high-level dialogue Istanbul – Over 100 energy leaders from 39 countries, including 9 energy ministers, have been meeting today (Friday, 20 April 2012) at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Turkey. The event, held at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski, was opened by Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, […]

Posted on 20 April 2012

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