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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

World Energy Council welcomes its 21st African member

The World Energy Council (WEC) welcomes Zimbabwe as the latest member committee in Africa to join the world’s largest inclusive and impartial all-energy forum working towards a sustainable energy future.  As the 21st African member country, Zimbabwe follows Chad and Bolivia, which joined the WEC at the end of 2011, and brings the WEC network […]

Posted on 20 February 2012

The World Energy Council welcomes Estonian Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Einari Kisel, as a Senior Fellow

Former Estonian Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Einari Kisel, joins the World Energy Council (WEC) as a Senior Fellow, European Policies and Partnership Development. Kisel will be responsible for developing WEC’s Patron and Global Partner programme, helping new partners to engage with our network of 3000 member organisations. Kisel will also help strengthen and build […]

Posted on 1 February 2012

The World Energy Council signs strategic alliance with the Paul Scherrer Institute

Following their successful collaboration on the “Global Transport Scenarios 2050″ study, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the World Energy Council (WEC) have signed a three year strategic partnership agreement. The contract signed between Dr. Christoph Frei, Secretary General of WEC and Prof. Alexander Wokaun, Vice-Director of PSI, will see Switzerland’s world renowned research centre […]

Posted on 27 January 2012

The World Energy Council scenarios envision a radically different transport sector by 2050

WEC presents ‘Global Transport Scenarios 2050′ at World Petroleum Congress in Doha, Qatar. Report highlights role of Governments in providing a sustainable future for the global transport sector. The World Energy Council (WEC) expects that transport fuel demand in the next forty years will come mainly from developing countries such as China and India, where demand will […]

Posted on 8 December 2011

The World Energy Council calls on policymakers at COP17 to address the “Energy Trilemma”

The 3rd edition of the 2011 Assessment of Country Energy and Climate Policies published by the World Energy Council reveals that: Focusing exclusively on reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not sustainable Free market solutions alone can’t deliver sustainability Only vision led and coherent energy policies, that address the “Energy Trilemma”, will gain public acceptance and […]

Posted on 16 November 2011

The World Energy Council welcomes the IEA’s 2011 World Energy Outlook

The World Energy Council (WEC) welcomes the IEA’s 2011 World Energy Outlook. The findings in this report demonstrate once again the importance of coherent analysis and the need to highlight trends and gaps in the global energy sector. In welcoming the report WEC Secretary General, Dr. Christoph Frei says: “We share the concerns about the […]

Posted on 9 November 2011

World Energy Council sets out a sustainable future for the energy sector in Houston

On Monday October, 31st 2011, Pierre Gadonneix, the Chairman of the energy leaders’ network, the World Energy Council will address the World Energy Council’s Houston Business Forum. In his speech about the future for the energy sector he will highlight the importance of energy security in fuelling long term growth: “In the midst of a […]

Posted on 31 October 2011

WEC Global Issues Map 2011

2011 World Energy Council survey finds that the outlook for energy is becoming more uncertain Energy Leader’s gathering in Brazil for a summit organised by the energy leaders’ network, the World Energy Council (WEC), will hear that the outlook for the sustainable supply and use of energy has become more uncertain in 2011. This comes […]

Posted on 14 September 2011

The World Energy Council calls for improved governance for the nuclear industry

The Chairman of the World Energy Council, Pierre Gadonneix, has today written an open letter to business and government leaders in 91 countries calling for improved global governance for the nuclear industry in the wake of the Fukushima accident. Three weeks on from the tsunami and its terrible consequences at Fukushima nuclear power plant, M. […]

Posted on 1 April 2011

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