A Message from the World Energy Council

As the COVID-19 pandemic reaches most corners of the world, pulling together as a community of deep expertise has never been more important - to share experiences and lessons learned, and better prepare for and shape what comes next. Our role as a credible, responsible and impartial value-adding “global voice” for whole energy system movement has never been more critical.

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The sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people.

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Why our work is Important

Managing a globally successful energy transition is important to the future of humanity and the planet – and it presents unprecedented challenges and opportunities.

Its time for a new narrative on better energy for everyone and the environment. Join us and learn more about our vision for humanising energy transition.

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Join our Impact communities

Our impartial global network of nearly 100 national Member Committees connects energy leaders, industries, governments, innovators and experts across the world.

We convene and enable the depth of experiences, new insights and practical tools needed to meet whole energy system innovation challenges.

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CEO View: Re-investing in Resilience

As governments take measures to control the spread of Covid-19, businesses within and outside of energy are adjusting their ways of working while facing operational and financial challenges in response to changing demands and disruptions along value chains. Despite these challenges, we have kept the lights on. We have ensured uninterrupted supply to support the needs of business and society.

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READ: Council Welcomes New Cohort of Future Energy Leaders for 2020

The Council has announced the addition of 41 new members to our global Future Energy Leaders programme. These exceptional young professionals share a commitment to shaping the future of energy, solving the world’s most pressing challenges in energy and sustainability, and delivering innovative projects.

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READ: Covid-19 Implications for Energy: Interview with José Antonio Vargas Lleras

José Antonio Vargas Lleras, President of Codensa S.A., Chair of the World Energy Council Communications and Strategy Committee and Chairman of the Council's Colombian Member Committee discusses implications of the crisis for Colombia and the global energy community.

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READ: Member View

Dr Michael Howard, CEO at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Council's Vice Chair, Special Responsibility for Innovation shared his view on how this pandemic drives human connections, with lasting energy impacts.

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CEO View: It's Time for Action

In this time of uncertainty, we can and should use the information at hand to prepare for the post-COVID crisis future. A look at four plausible and alternative medium-term scenarios.

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CEO View: Preparing for what comes next, starts now

From the global future outlook survey of our members and review of their commentaries, three critical uncertainties emerge as the major factors in shaping the pace and direction of energy transition in the post-COVID-19 crisis era.

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CEO View: Understanding the Present to Prepare for the Future

We are aiming to equip our global community network with a set of plausible and alternative stories of futures that might occur, and to use them to address a big leadership question: How can we emerge from the COVID-19 shock as a more resilient society and continue to accelerate a successful global energy transition? 

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World Energy Issues Monitor 2020: Decoding new signals of change

Based on the 11th annual survey and analysis of over 3,000 survey responses from energy leaders in 104 countries, the World Energy Council has identified major trends and agenda items which are relevant to new energy and energy-related developments in regionally diverse systems.

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JOIN: Hydrogen Global

This initiative encourages the serious consideration of clean molecules as a complement to electrification. Join the movement.

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READ: New Insights Brief on energy storage

"Energy storage is a gamechanger and this innovation brief highlights the need for different storage pathways to enable better lives and a healthy planet." - Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General & CEO of the World Energy Council

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JOIN: Innovating for uncertain times

Join our webinar “Start-up Energy Transition: Innovating for uncertain times” on 3 June at 13.00-14.00 CEST to hear how start-ups are working on innovative energy transition solutions to address the challenges created by the COVID crisis, from changing how their technology is used to adapting their products. Register here: https://bit.ly/3emLVY4

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Working towards successful Energy transition

The World Energy Council actively contributes the insights needed by energy leaders to make effective strategic, policy and business decisions about the energy transition. We provide reliable data, useful tools and impartial comment.

Our interactive Energy Transition Toolkit includes five comprehensive tools that can be used together or separately. They have been proven to drive effective change and bring us closer to achieving a successful energy transition.

"These tools are invaluable because they’re flexible, scalable and adaptable. They give weight to our thinking and allow us to develop strategies so that we can work on the practical solutions needed to tackle energy transition."

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