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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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Africa Energy Indaba gave resounding support for women in energy and skills development

- by Monique Tsang and Celine De Canha The role of women in energy and the need to boost energy skills received resounding support at the 5th Africa Energy Indaba, the World Energy Council’s annual African regional meeting, held during 18–21 February in Johannesburg. At the event the South African Minister of Energy, Ms Dipuo Peters, gave her commitment […]

Posted on 11 March 2013

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Lessons from Fukushima: Do not ignore citizen media

– by Monique Tsang with Masato Komiya Online blogs and social media played a crucial role in facilitating the sharing and understanding of information in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear accident, according to a report made available to WEC Japan and prepared by an independent panel of experts. These communication tools, set up and run by […]

Posted on 11 March 2013

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Interview: Online learning for the energy sector

The internet and new media have created a world of possibilities for the energy sector.  Nic Laycock tells Monique Tsang why opening up access can help the industry boost skills and work more efficiently   Why is online and mobile-based learning helpful for the energy sector? This type of learning – via the internet, social […]

Posted on 27 February 2013

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Gas markets: key points from the World Energy Leaders’ Summit India

Over 80 energy leaders and ministers from 30 countries met at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit (WELS) in New Delhi, India on 5-6 February 2013. The objective of WELS, held twice a year in rapid growth countries, is to enable the WEC’s global energy leaders’ community to engage in an on-going, high-level dialogue to address […]

Posted on 22 February 2013

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Renewables: key points from the World Energy Leaders’ Summit India

Over 80 energy leaders and ministers from 30 countries met at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit (WELS) in New Delhi, India on 5-6 February 2013. The objective of WELS, held twice a year in rapid growth countries, is to enable the WEC’s global energy leaders’ community to engage in an on-going, high-level dialogue to address […]

Posted on 20 February 2013

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Energy-water nexus: key points from the World Energy Leaders’ Summit, India

Over 80 energy leaders and ministers from 30 countries met at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit (WELS) in New Delhi, India on 5-6 February 2013. The objective of WELS, held twice a year in rapid growth countries, is to enable the WEC’s global energy leaders’ community to engage in an on-going, high-level dialogue to address […]

Posted on 13 February 2013

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Solving Power Equation: key points from the World Energy Leaders’ Summit India

Over 80 energy leaders and ministers from 30 countries met at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit (WELS) in New Delhi, India on 5-6 February 2013. The objective of WELS, held twice a year in rapid growth countries, is to enable the WEC’s global energy leaders’ community to engage in an on-going, high-level dialogue to address […]

Posted on 12 February 2013

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Social innovation can make a difference – World Energy Leaders’ Summit, New Delhi

- by Monique Tsang The World Energy Leaders’ Summit (WELS) in New Delhi on 6 February gathered 78 senior energy figures from 30 countries, including 5 ministers and deputy-ministers. The event was, as usual, held in private to ensure that the discussion was as free and as informative as possible. In the welcome address P. Uma […]

Posted on 11 February 2013

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Africa Energy Indaba: bigger and better  

This month’s Africa Energy Indaba will be bigger and better than ever. The Indaba, to take place from 19 to 21 February in Johannesburg, is the WEC’s annual African regional meeting. The event is expected to attract more international and African participants, both in the form of speakers and delegates. Organisers expect conference attendance to […]

Posted on 1 February 2013

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Interview: Pierre Gadonneix, Chairman of the World Energy Council

WEC Chairman Pierre Gadonneix talks about why 2013 will be a decisive year for energy. What’s your vision this year for the World Energy Council? Being the year of our World Energy Congress, 2013 offers a timely opportunity for all world leaders to understand our global energy and sustainable development challenges. This year will also […]

Posted on 1 January 2013

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