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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

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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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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

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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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2013 World Energy Congress in pictures

2013 World Energy Congress, Daegu, Korea Catch up on the highlights of the 5 days of the Congress here. Download high-resolution photos by clicking on each photo. Sunday, 13 October – Opening Ceremony Monday, 14 October – Visions and Scenarios for the Future Tuesday, 15 October – Identifying the Business Opportunities: Resources and Technologies Wednesday, […]

Posted on 13 October 2013

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WEC launches 2013 Trilemma report as UN holds General Assembly

The World Energy Council is launching its 2013 World Energy Trilemma report with the annual Energy Sustainability Index this week. The global launch starts in Washington, DC, at a panel discussion organised by the United States Energy Association (USEA), the WEC’s US member committee, today, 24 September. Joan MacNaughton CB, Executive Chair of the report, […]

Posted on 19 September 2013

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Interview: Dr François Moisan from ADEME on energy efficiency

How is the world doing on energy efficiency? The new edition of the WEC Energy Efficiency Policies report will have the latest. Dr François Moisan, from project partner ADEME, gives a preview. What’s new in the 2013 Energy Efficiency Policies report? The 2013 edition of the energy efficiency report shows that energy intensity at world level has […]

Posted on 23 August 2013

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Interview: Mark Robson from Oliver Wyman on the 2013 World Energy Trilemma

The 2013 World Energy Trilemma report will be released in advance of the World Energy Congress. Mark Robson from project partner Oliver Wyman talks about the study and what we shall see in this year’s report. What is unique about the World Energy Trilemma report? It’s the only report that we’re aware of that addresses […]

Posted on 31 July 2013

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Interview: Jan-Peter Schwartz from Siemens about the ‘Road to Daegu’

The World Energy Congress is already providing a springboard for global businesses to engage with their customers and other key audiences. Jan-Peter Schwartz tells us how his company Siemens is using the Congress to spark dialogues and generate new ideas around the world. What is Siemens doing in the run-up to the Congress? Since the […]

Posted on 24 July 2013

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Scenarios project moves closer to finish line

The WEC Scenarios Study Group has stepped closer towards finalising the results of the World Energy Scenarios project at a workshop in London earlier this month (3–4 June). The workshop was held to discuss the key assumptions that have been drawn from the many workshops held around the world over the past three years. The […]

Posted on 24 June 2013

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Interview: Hal Turton from PSI on World Energy Scenarios

The World Energy Scenarios study will soon finalise its findings. Hal Turton, from the project’s modelling team at PSI, tells us about the modelling and why the study is important. What is the most exciting thing about the scenarios study, in your view? The WEC scenarios study brings together experts from across the energy industry […]

Posted on 24 June 2013

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Interview: Ori Chandler on the Future Energy Leaders Programme

The World Energy Council has just launched the next phase of its Future Energy Leaders Programme. Ori Chandler, who heads up the programme, tells us what we should expect to see from the programme at the World Energy Congress and beyond. What is the Future Energy Leaders Programme? The Future Energy Leaders Programme, or FELP, is […]

Posted on 17 June 2013

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WEC supports UN SE4ALL global tracking report

The World Energy Council’s formal support of the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative reached a major milestone last week with the release of the Global Tracking Framework report at the Vienna Energy Forum, organised by UNIDO, and in London. The WEC is amongst the 15 agencies who compiled the report. The […]

Posted on 6 June 2013

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Interview: Vivien Foster on the UNSE4ALL global tracking report

The Global Tracking Framework report is set to help monitor progress towards the objectives of the UNSE4ALL initiative. The World Bank’s Vivien Foster, who oversaw the compilation of the report, tells us about the key findings and how the WEC’s continued support helps achieve the objectives. What’s the significance of Global Tracking Framework report? In […]

Posted on 6 June 2013

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