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 September issue to read now!

In our September edition, discover how Australia undertakes the second-largest roll-out of household batteries in the world; read Jaime Hernandez, CEO of Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission about the regional impact of the Energy Reform; understand how is Mozambique seizing the opportunity with gas and renewables to provide electricity access and why is the energy transition boosting minerals demand ...

Countdown is on until our 2017 Executive Assembly, 16-19 October in Lisbon!

As the Council’s Executive Assembly in Lisbon draws nearer it is not too late to register! The much anticipated 2017 World Energy Council Executive Assembly is taking place in Lisbon from the 16-19 October 2017, hosted by the Council’s Portuguese member committee and co-hosted by the Government of Portugal. In addition to meetings taking place […]

Meet the new President of the Council’s Mexican member committee

Ahead of the World Energy Leaders’ Summit this month in Mexico City, we talk to the new President of the Council’s Mexican member committee, Dr Jaime Hernandez, about his three main immediate priorities; how discussions at the summit will shape the energy agenda in Mexico and beyond; as well as the country’s major energy transformation […]

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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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