NEW! WORLD ENERGY FOCUS ANNUAL Edition 2017

The World Energy Focus is the official annual publication of the World Energy Council. The 2017 edition features interviews and articles from CEOs, energy ministers and leaders from across the world about the Energy Transition and how is innovation driving change. Get a fresh and insightful perspective from these international leaders into those Policy, Digital, Decarbonisation […]

World Energy Week officially kicks off in the beautiful city of Lisbon

World Energy Week, hosted this year by the Council’s Portuguese member committee and supported by the Ministry of Economy, will offer several high-level discussions, this week,  16 – 19 October. More than 400 energy leaders and top level public and private sector participants including Ministers, CEOs and the Council’s international community, will convene to share […]

UNIDO and World Energy Council to promote sustainable energy policies

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Energy Council signed a Joint Declaration to support the global dissemination of sustainable energy solutions. Under the new partnership, UNIDO and the World Energy Council committed to develop the leadership skills and the overall capacity of energy leaders and policy makers from developing countries; as […]

New partnership set to build bridges between tech entrepreneurs and energy leaders

The World Energy Council and the German Energy Agency (dena) are joining forces to create the premier global platform to celebrate and promote innovation. The project, agreed in Mexico City at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit, 12 September, will connect innovators with opportunities for development, investment, and research. Starting today the two organisations will work […]

WORLD ENERGY FOCUS: NEW October issue to read now!

In our October edition, discover what drives Seth Kleinmann to swap Wall Street for financing solar panels in Costa Rica; explore with World Energy Scenarios, how new business models local applications are providing concrete measures to the energy transition; read about New Zealand's leadership in energy sustainability, refocusing priorities to halve carbon emission by 2050 and a global energy news round up

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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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