24th World Energy Congress: More Speakers Confirmed

The World Energy Congress is the largest and most influential energy event covering all aspects of the energy agenda. Started by the World Energy Council in 1924, the Congress offers a unique opportunity for participants to better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective.  We are happy to announce some of the […]

10th Edition of the World Energy Issues Monitor launched

For ten consecutive years, the World Energy Issues Monitor has been gathering the perspectives of energy leaders from public and private sectors across the six regions on 42 key issues that shape and drive the global energy system. It has become the energy leaders’ foremost platform to identify, share and track critical issues surrounding the energy transition.

A look back at Africa Energy Indaba 2019

African and global energy leaders convened at the 11th annual Africa Energy INDABA in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 18th to 21st February. Over 3,200 visitors and 1,100 registered participants took part in an event where more than 150 speakers and 274 African & global CEOs were able to discuss challenges and solutions for the African […]

Dutch Chapter of the World Energy Council publishes report on Hydrogen

Building on previous studies around Europe’s opportunities on its Energy Transition path the World Energy Council Netherlands launched a report titled ‘Hydrogen – industry as a catalyst, accelerating the decarbonisation of our economy to and post 2030’. Decarbonisation of energy usage is one of the biggest challenges facing industries globally. Energy usage both as a […]

Start Up Energy Transition Award 2019: Finalists nominated

During the SET Award 2019 application process, inspiring applications were received from almost 450 start-ups and 80 different countries – representing innovators and entrepreneurs of the energy transition. With the help of energy expert-packed jury and start-up rating agency Early Metrics, 15 finalists are now selected for this years Start Up Energy Transition Award. The […]

Innovation spotlight

SET Award 2018 Finalist BioLite: Digitalisation, decentralisation and decarbonisation in Kenya

This year’s Startup Energy Transition 2019 Tech Fest is less than a month away and almost 450 companies from 80 countries have applied. Come April 9th these companies will be in Westhafen, Berlin, pitching their ideas to the ‘who’s who’ in the energy sector. One of last year’s finalists was New York City-based startup BioLite Energy, and they have been working on […]

The Energy Transition and Pathway towards Utility 3.0

“The 21st century will be the Era of Electricity” is how Mr Masumoto, Chairman of the Japanese Energy Association (JEA) / member committee of the World Energy Council, wrapped up the symposium on the Energy Transition and the Pathway towards Utility 3 , adding,  “Securing a stable electricity supply will become a big social responsibility.” The […]

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The 24th World Energy Congress will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 9 – 12 September 2019. More than 10,000 energy stakeholders are expected to convene for the  Congress which will be held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nayhan, President of the United Arab Emirates. Under the theme 'Energy for Prosperity', the Congress will be a global leadership forum that drives dialogue on critical issues facing the energy sector and defines the strategy for a collaborative innovative and sustainable energy future.

For more information visit the 2019 Congress website.

Start Up Energy Awards – Interview with Christoph Frei