World Energy Focus: read our May issue

Read our latest interview with Charif Souki about his vision for LNG and find out how Japan is addressing public resistance to nuclear power to meet its energy goals. This issue brings the potential of solar energy growth into the spotlight whilst investigating how new technologies bring positive prospects to US oil! Track UN energy sustainabilty goals and discover Figueres' new Mission 2020 campaign now!

World Energy Council shape global energy agenda at 2017 United Nations Sustainability For All Forum

As global energy leaders reflect back on 2016, the World Energy Council participated in the United Nations Sustainable Energy For All Forum (UNSEforALL), held 3 to 4 April in New York under the theme of Going Further, Faster – Together”, the event was built as a marketplace to help broker new partnerships and ideas, spur […]

Emerging disruptive trends and technologies top global energy agenda

A new survey highlights shifting priorities in the energy sector with an increasing impetus towards a lower carbon future. Disruptive technologies including renewable energies and energy efficiency are impacting top action priorities for energy leaders globally in 2017. Renewables ranked high in impact within every region identified in a survey of more than 1,200 energy […]

World Energy Resources Report : Increase in renewables has led to an unprecedented change in energy supply

The new World Energy Resources report launched at the 23rd World Energy Congress on 12 October reveals that the unexpectedly high growth in the renewable energies market, in terms of investment, new capacity and high growth rates in developing countries, is a key factor in this notable shift. It has contributed to falling prices and the increased decoupling of economic growth and GHG emissions.

World Energy Scenarios 2016 report: Global energy demand growth set to fall

Per capita energy demand will peak before 2030, finds a new World Energy Council report launched at the 23rd World Energy Congress in Istanbul . This is in stark contrast to historic growth levels, which have seen global demand for energy more than double since 1970. Technological innovation, government policies and lower growth expectations will have […]

6th European Energy Forum: What business model for energy in Europe? / National events

22 May to 23 May 2017
Novotel Paris Vaugirard Montparnasse, Paris, France

Webinar Hydropower: Challenges and Opportunities / Members' Meetings

23 May to 23 May 2017
Skype for Business, London, United Kingdom

Webinar Hydropower: Challenges and Opportunities / Members' Meetings

24 May to 24 May 2017
Skype for Business, London, United Kingdom

Renewable Electricity System Integration - RES development is not possible without an energy storage market / National events

25 May to 25 May 2017
ELECTRICA Headquarters, Bucharest, Romania

Voices from the World Energy Council Network

The political economy of energy prices

Over recent years, energy prices have played a key role in the development of political events. Oil price volatility has created winners and losers both at national and international level, as well as altering the balance of political economy at a national level and impacting on regional geopolitics.  What actions should governments undertake in order […]

Future energy markets: The grand transition of Estonian energy policy

The World Energy Council and some of Estonia’s and Nordic key energy players convened to discuss what the future holds for global, European, and Estonian energy policy in the face of rapid innovation and other new realities facing the energy sector. Dr Christoph Frei, Secretary General, World Energy Council, opened the conference with an overview […]

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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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