Join the World Energy Council at COP23

The World Energy Council, its partners and network are taking an active role at the UNFCCC 23rd Conference of the Parties in Bonn. We invite all energy and climate leaders to join us during two key events: on 15 November, attend the UNFCCC official side event launch of the World Energy Trilemma report & Index and the day before join the kick-off moment for the 'Start Up Energy Transition Awards. Read more.

WORLD ENERGY FOCUS: NEW November issue to read now!

In our November edition, uncover an exclusive preview of the key findings of the World Energy Trilemma 2017 and its Index ahead of its COP23 launch; understand the scale of the "North Sea Opportunity" for those countries that need to decommission and re-purpose their oil and gas infrastructure; read from Roberto Jaguaribe, President APEX Brazil, about financing renewables in a risky environment and more!

World Energy Council signs pact to strengthen cooperation with Eurasia

The World Energy Council and Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), have signed an agreement highlighting the importance of cooperation in promoting and planning activities for effective energy capacity use in Eurasia. Under the new partnership, the Council and the EEC committed to share experiences and best practice and develop sustainable energy policies, while strengthening  the overall […]

Decentralisation key to empowering energy consumers

Digitisation and distributed energy resources are helping to facilitate a new trend of empowered consumers. Provided governments and regulators allow for it, consumers can play a key role in the grand energy transition, according to a new report by the World Energy Council. This happening at a time when we are seeing a shift in […]

SET Award 2018: Who are the top innovators in the energy transition?

Bonn/Berlin/London, 14 November 2017. SET, an initiative by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur – the German Energy Agency (dena) – in cooperation with strategic partner, the World Energy Council, has launched the second round of the international award ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ (SET) during the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany. Young companies […]

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Trends and innovations in Austria’s energy future

Austria’s energy industry will see many new challenges in the future in the face of both national and global unstoppable emerging disruptive trends impacting the sector. In this context, the Council’s Austrian Young Energy Professionals recently presented the results of their working group 2 paper, ‘Austria Energy Future: Trends and innovations’, at an energy forum […]

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 […]

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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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