World Energy Council talks to its new Vice Chair for Africa

The World Energy Council talks to its new Vice Chair for Africa, Dr Elham Ibrahim, on the future for energy in Africa, the many exciting  initiatives under implementation in the region, and mobilising future female energy leaders into the sector. How do you see your role as AU Commissioner and Vice Chair for the Council’s […]

Energy leaders explore new realities for Africa

2017’s highly anticipated Africa Energy Indaba, the World Energy Council’s annual regional meeting kicked off on 20 February in Johannesburg. Key energy leaders and professionals gathered to share their knowledge, expertise and best practices in order to seek solutions for Africa’s energy future. The Council held a number of high-level ministerial meetings including the Indaba Energy […]

World Energy Focus: read our February issue

Ahead of the Africa Energy Indaba, Reuel Khoza, Globeleq Chairman, talks about how energy investors in Africa try to overcome political obstacles. Also in this issue, David Kim, new Chair of the World Energy Council, sets out his vision for the world’s energy future. And Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, explains why renewable energy makes business sense for the UAE sustainable city company.

World Energy Resources Report : Increase in renewables has led to an unprecedented change in energy supply

The new World Energy Resources report launched at the 23rd World Energy Congress on 12 October reveals that the unexpectedly high growth in the renewable energies market, in terms of investment, new capacity and high growth rates in developing countries, is a key factor in this notable shift. It has contributed to falling prices and the increased decoupling of economic growth and GHG emissions.

Driving clean energy technologies through trade policy

Trade policy is one tool that can enable greater efficiency in global value chains for clean energy technologies. Gain a better understanding of the impact of tariff and non-tariff barriers on our ability to meet GHG emissions reductions targets. Read more and watch the joint dialogue co-organised by the World Energy Council and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva.

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Enhancing energy access and sustainable development in Nigeria

The vast expansion in energy services dominated by fossil fuel-based technologies, which has underpinned rapid industrial development, sustained world economic growth and vast improvement in human well-being in the last century, has come at a high environmental cost to Nigeria. In a one-day National Workshop on ‘Enhanced Energy Access for Sustainable Development of the Built […]

Korean Republic gathers to enhance cooperation amid growing emerging uncertainties

In 2016 South Korea’s government unveiled a plan to invest approximately 42 trillion won ($36.6 billion USD) in developing renewable energy industries, such as solar and wind power and eco-friendly power plants, by 2020. Under the plan, new renewable power stations will be built to produce 13 million kilowatts of electricity annually, which is equivalent to that of 26 […]

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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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