Countdown is on until our 2017 Executive Assembly, 16-19 October in Lisbon!

As the Council’s Executive Assembly in Lisbon draws nearer it is not too late to register! The much anticipated 2017 World Energy Council Executive Assembly is taking place in Lisbon from the 16-19 October 2017, hosted by the Council’s Portuguese member committee and co-hosted by the Government of Portugal. In addition to meetings taking place […]

Bringing energy to rural areas

Access to reliable and sustainable energy is a pillar of prosperity and development. The Empowering Energy workshop, will explore the challenges of bringing energy to rural areas & how renewables can help to overcome them. The session is held on the 13 September as part of the Mexico International Energy Conference (DEMEX), also featuring the Council's Leaders' Summit.

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Urban population reaches 66% by 2050 whilst electric vehicles are no longer the expensive badge of an eco-warrior: how will future cities deal with energy and transport innovation? What is the impact on the energy sector? The interview with Simonelli, CEO Baker Hughes, shows how oil & gas adapts to this leaner environment and our global news highlight record-breaking clean investment, new nuclear and more!

Panama’s Energy Secretary to host launch of new national member committee

As Panama announces plans to build its own LNG terminal, the World Energy Council formally voted in the country on 14 July, as its latest national member committee. The member committee will be officially launched on 22 August in Panama City and will bring together Panama’s Energy Secretary, Victor Urrutia, who is hosting the event […]

Regional integration key to unlocking economic potential in Latin America

A new energy scenarios report identifies a critical need for large-scale investment and regional integration to unlock greater economic potential and mitigate risks for the energy sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. The World Energy Council has identified, in its Tango Scenario, that if the Latin American & the Caribbean (LAC) region is to […]

Voices from the World Energy Council Network

India examines US strategies for integrating wind and solar

India plans to deploy unprecedented levels of renewable energy (RE) on its power grid – 175 GW installed capacity of renewable energy  by 2022, up from 43 GW currently. India’s Nationally Determined Contributions extends this ambition to 40% non-fossil fuels-based electricity generation capacity by 2030. This will greatly reduce the economy’s carbon intensity and strengthen […]

Next steps in New Zealand’s energy transition

New Zealand is a leader in the integration of renewables in the electricity sector with around 80% and around 40% as a share of total energy. The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) hosted an exclusive member-only round-table in Wellington, to explore implications of the Council’s World Energy Scenarios to 2060 report for the country. Discussions focused […]

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A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE 2016 WORLD ENERGY CONGRESS

The 23rd World Energy Congress was held from 9 - 13 October 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey under the theme: "Embracing new frontiers". The Congress convened some 266 world class speakers from around the world, including over 60 government Ministers and Heads of State. In total, some 5000 delegates gathered in Istanbul from over 150 countries to an engaging week of sessions exploring the Grand Transition of the energy sector.

For more information and pictures click here or visit the 2016 Congress website.

Looking ahead, the next 24th World Energy Congress will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 7 – 14 September 2019.

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