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Flags of member nations flying at UN headquarters. The WEC will release its 2013 World Energy Trilemma report as the UN holds its General Assembly. Photo: UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto

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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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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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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New World Energy Council report identifies the critical issues holding back the transition of the global energy sector

NEW DELHI – Continued uncertainty in the future direction of climate frameworks, political instability of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, energy price volatility, and the global economic recession are what energy leaders consider as the top ‘insomnia’ issues driving the world energy agenda this year, according to the 2013 World Energy Issues […]

Posted on 7 February 2013

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World Energy Council welcomes CESI as Global Partner

NEW DELHI – The World Energy Council (WEC) has welcomed CESI S.p.A. as the newest member of its Global Partner programme at a ceremony on 5 February at the start of the WEC’s World Energy Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, India. CESI is a global provider of testing, power systems engineering and consulting services throughout […]

Posted on 6 February 2013

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World Energy Council launches “Tomorrow’s Energy Prize”

US$60,000 to be awarded to the best papers in six categories Leading experts invited to submit on future of energy   SEOUL- LONDON, January 17, 2013 – The World Energy Council today officially launched the “Tomorrow’s Energy Prize”, a US$60,000 competition to recognise the most outstanding papers submitted to the World Energy Congress, which takes […]

Posted on 17 January 2013

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Policies will make or break the sustainability of our energy systems

Time to get real – energy industry calls for governments to create interconnected policies [DOHA] – 3 December 2012 – Senior energy industry executives have urged governments to establish coherent and joined-up policies to help achieve sustainable energy systems, says a report published today by the World Energy Council (WEC). According to the WEC’s 2012 […]

Posted on 3 December 2012

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Global Electricity Initiative: WEC, WBCSD, and GSEP combine strengths to advance energy access and climate goals

Doha, December 3, 2012 – Three of the world’s largest energy and sustainability networks have joined forces within the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) to support electrical utilities’ efforts to tackle climate change and improve energy access. The World Energy Council (WEC), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership […]

Posted on 3 December 2012

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The world is far away from achieving environmentally sustainable energy systems

WEC’s Energy Sustainability Index highlights top-performing countries, with policies crucial to performance. The World Energy Council’s (WEC) global ranking of country energy sustainability performance has revealed that most of the over 90 countries assessed are still far from achieving fully sustainable energy systems. The 2012 Energy Sustainability Index, published within the WEC’s 2012 World Energy […]

Posted on 1 December 2012

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Pierre Gadonneix wins Platts 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

30 November 2012 – Pierre Gadonneix, Chairman of the World Energy Council (WEC), has been presented with a lifetime achievement award at the 2012 Platts Global Energy Awards in New York. The award, in the Vision & Leadership category, recognises his extensive career in the energy sector. Pierre Gadonneix has served at CEO level in […]

Posted on 30 November 2012

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World Energy Council marks one-year countdown to 2013 World Energy Congress

New report cites Korea as global leader in developing smart grid technology with test-bed project on Jeju Island the world’s largest SEOUL and LONDON, Thursday, October 11, 2012 – The Organising Committee for the 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu and the World Energy Council (WEC) are marking one year to go until the 2013 […]

Posted on 11 October 2012

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World Energy Congress releases additional speakers for WEC Daegu 2013

Major international figures from across the sector to address global energy issues  LONDON / SEOUL, 24 September 2012 – The WEC Daegu 2013 Organising Committee and the World Energy Council (WEC) today released a further list of 15 confirmed speakers for its 22nd World Energy Congress. The Congress will take place from 13 to 17 […]

Posted on 24 September 2012

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World Energy Congress roundtable in Abu Dhabi discusses major global priorities

Senior energy representatives from the global and regional energy sectors debate the “energy trilemma” and prospects for Daegu 2013 ABU DHABI, 18 September 2012 – World Energy Council (WEC) Chairman Pierre Gadonneix and the Daegu 2013 Organising Committee Executive Vice-Chairman Younghoon David Kim today convened a roundtable as part of WEC’s Energy Trilemma forum in […]

Posted on 18 September 2012

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