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Ecuador joins the World Energy Council

Ecuador has formally joined as a member country of the World Energy Council in a ceremony in Quito.

Posted on 27 August 2014

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Bolivia puts on major energy congress

The annual congress of WEC Bolivia next month will look at national and regional energy prospects in the backdrop of global oil and gas dynamics.

Posted on 17 July 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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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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Mexican proposal could have profound impacts on oil & gas and electricity sectors

On 12 August the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, announced a proposal that could reform the country’s massive energy sector and open it to private and foreign investment. President Peña Nieto proposed to change two articles of the constitution which forbid private companies to benefit from profit-sharing contracts and to participate in the Mexican […]

Posted on 21 August 2013

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WEC Argentina highlights investment shortfall and smart grid potential

Argentina’s electrical system has been hampered by the lack of capacity and network investments amid soaring energy demand during the last decade, delegates heard at a recent seminar organised by CACME, the WEC’s Argentine committee. Mr Silvio Resnich, an Argentine energy consultant and CACME member, highlighted the current state of the Argentine electricity system at […]

Posted on 7 August 2013

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Hydropower storage abroad could support the ‘Energiewende’

“Hydropower storage in other European countries could effectively support the German Energiewende, but the potential of any possible cooperation has to be examined realistically,” says Jürgen Stotz, Chair of the German committee. Implementation of the Energiewende, the German energy transition, has been discussed intensively. It is expected that Germany will be unable to use up […]

Posted on 5 August 2013

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WEC Colombia teams up with universities to showcase smart grid innovation

Colombia’s efforts to be at the forefront of smart grid innovation were showcased at a recent seminar hosted by the WEC Colombian committee (COCME) and several universities. COCME co-hosted its third technical seminar, “Opportunities and Barriers for the Implementation of Smart Grids in Colombia”, on 7 June in Medellín to look at how such intelligent […]

Posted on 5 August 2013

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Connecting towards a single European market – WEC Romania conference

A new approach for developing Europe’s transmission and distribution network is needed – one based on an integrated European, rather than national, market concept. This is necessary in order to ensure the safe operation in the single EU market and the security of supply to end-users, delegates at a recent WEC Romania conference were told. […]

Posted on 5 August 2013

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WEC France hosts conference on top energy issues

“What keeps you awake at night?” is the question posed to eight energy leaders from around the world about the most burning energy issues in their countries at a recent conference organized by Conseil Français de l’Énergie (CFE), the WEC French member committee on 2 July in Paris. The conference provided a platform for the […]

Posted on 30 July 2013

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Is the UK heading for a capacity crunch?

At a recent UKWEC event senior government and industry figures highlighted the need for additional improvement in the UK’s storage facilities, sharper market signals, interconnector flow management, and support for new sources of supply as a matter of urgency. The amount of gas used in the UK is due to increase, combined with a rise […]

Posted on 26 July 2013

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WEC Spain affirms ties

The Spanish Energy Club (El Club Español de la Energía) organised a conference on 4 June with WEC Chairman Pierre Gadonneix as the headline speaker. The event was hosted by Mr Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri, Chair of the WEC Spanish Committee and Vice-President of the Club, and attended by about 150 experts from the energy sector. […]

Posted on 11 July 2013

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President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Last month President Barack Obama announced a sweeping plan to cut emissions in the US. Barry K. Worthington, Executive Director of the United States Energy Association (USEA), the WEC’s US committee, reviews key points of the plan. On Tuesday, 25 June 2013, the President of the United States described his Climate Action Plan in a […]

Posted on 11 July 2013

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WEC urges caution on shale gas revolution

WEC Secretary General Dr Christoph Frei addressed the UK Energy Summit on the changing global energy landscape, where he urged caution on replicating the shale gas revolution. The timing for the conference, organised by The Economist on 27 June, was significant for the British energy sector as it coincided with the UK government’s announcement of […]

Posted on 11 July 2013

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