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Interview: Rob Whitney (EFNZ) and Phil O’Reilly (BusinessNZ)

EFNZ, the WEC’s New Zealand member committee, has recently joined forces with BusinessNZ to form the BusinessNZ Energy Council. Here, Rob Whitney and Phil O’Reilly tell us how the new organisation will be championing the ‘NZ Inc.’ brand. Your two organisations have joined forces. What’s the thinking behind it? Phil O’Reilly, BusinessNZ: Secure, affordable and […]

Posted on 15 August 2012

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World Energy Congress Chairman meets Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a meeting with Kim Joong-kyum, the chairman of the Organising Committee for WEC Daegu 2013 and KEPCO President & CEO, that he is looking forward to the upcoming Congress in October 2013. Mr Ban described energy as the “golden thread” connecting the UN’s Millennium Development Goals during his […]

Posted on 12 August 2012

World Energy Council to hold World Energy Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi in 2013

New Delhi, India – The World Energy Council (WEC) announces that it will organize the World Energy Leaders’ Summit (WELS) in February 2013. This is the first time the WEC will hold its World Energy Leaders’ Summit in India. The WELS will be held on Wednesday, 6 February 2013 and will be co-hosted by the […]

Posted on 3 August 2012

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Fukushima fallout exacerbated by poor risk assessment and accident response – WEC Japan report

Failure to estimate the level of potential risk and to take in expert advice had exacerbated the severity of and the immediate response to the Fukushima nuclear accident, finds an independent panel of experts. The findings, by the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, were published in July this year by the […]

Posted on 1 August 2012

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WEC Portugal seminar: Interconnection capacity needed for competitive deregulated market

Government, regulators, gas and electricity suppliers, and consumer groups gathered at a seminar organized by WEC Portugal in Lisbon last month (10 July) to address the challenges towards a competitive and efficient energy market in the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal and Spain have been operating MIBEL, the Iberian electricity market, and are building a gas market, […]

Posted on 1 August 2012

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German experience shows that balancing the energy trilemma is no easy business

In order to achieve an energy transition, policymakers must set the right framework towards a free and efficient electricity market, argues the latest WEC Germany report, “Energy for Germany 2012”, which analyses the risks of a highly regulated and subsidized energy market. The German energy transition is posing unprecedented challenges to the country’s electricity market.  […]

Posted on 1 August 2012

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2013 World Energy Congress issues call for papers: leading experts invited to submit on future of energy

SEOUL- LONDON, August 1, 2012 – The Daegu 2013 Organizing Committee of the World Energy Congress issued a call for papers ahead of the world’s top-level meeting of energy experts and professionals, to be held in Korea next year. Submissions are invited from global experts in their respective fields. The selected papers will be presented […]

Posted on 1 August 2012

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Interview with Mark Robson before the 2012 Policy Assessment report

What’s new in this year’s Assessment? The 2012 report will be the third annual Assessment of Country Energy and Climate Policies that we have worked on. We’re very excited about it because of two new developments.  This year’s report is based on in-depth interviews with senior energy industry executives. It also contains an enhanced Energy […]

Posted on 1 August 2012

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Global energy leaders to gather in Korea: World Energy Congress releases first list of speakers for 2013 event

SEOUL-LONDON, 23 July, 2012 – The World Energy Council (WEC) and the Congress Organising Committee today announced the first list of 15 confirmed speakers for its 22nd World Energy Congress, which will take place in 15 months’ time in Daegu from 13 to 17 October 2013. Some of the most influential figures in the global […]

Posted on 23 July 2012

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Christoph Frei: carbon and gas prices pose key market uncertainties

The future of carbon pricing poses the greatest uncertainty for energy investors in the next 5–10 years, according to WEC Secretary General Christoph Frei. The current lack of a carbon price is “the single biggest reason for people ending up with stranded investment,” Frei told diplomats and energy analysts at the Global Energy Security Conference, […]

Posted on 23 July 2012

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