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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 […]

Posted on 30 October 2018

Young energy professionals explore France’s energy challenges at Model European Union

More than 100 young people participated in the first edition of the Model European Union (MEU) in Paris, held at the National Assembly under the high patronage of the President of the National Assembly François de Rugy, now Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, on 4 to 7 September. In the plenary session opened by […]

Posted on 16 October 2018

Energy Transition- Roles and Values

On 13-14 of April, the Hungarian Young Professionals in Energy (HYPE) together with Future Energy Leaders (FEL) Romania, a programme developed by the Romania National Committee, organised the second FEL-100 Workshop: “Energy Transition – Roles and values”, hosted once again by the World Energy Council in Budapest. Einari Kisel – World Energy Council Regional Manager […]

Posted on 1 June 2018

Mexican research centers join forces to promote innovations in energy

Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition, Mexico, gave an overview of the work and mission of the Centers for Energy Innovation (CEMIE), at an exclusive breakfast meeting organised by the Mexican member committee of the World Energy Council. The centers (CEMIEs) established under the present government, are groups of public or private […]

Posted on 14 May 2018

Austrian young professionals and Climate & Energy Fund cooperate to boost innovative technologies

  Young Energy Professionals kicked-off their the first network meeting between the Austrian member committe of the Council and the Climate & Energy Fund,  since entering a cooperation agreement in 2017. The Climate & Energy Fund, was set up by the Austrian government in 2007 with the aim of developing  new, innovative methods of climate […]

Posted on 26 March 2018

Austrian young professionals and Climate & Energy Fund cooperate to boost innovative technologies

Young Energy Professionals kicked-off their the first network meeting between the Austrian member committe of the Council and the Climate & Energy Fund,  since entering a cooperation agreement in 2017. The Climate & Energy Fund, was set up by the Austrian government in 2007 with the aim of developing  new, innovative methods of climate protection […]

Posted on 7 February 2018

Challenges and actions for the Japanese energy industry

Deregulation and depopulation are critical emerging issues facing the Japanese energy industry in addition to the impact of new trends such as decarbonisation, digitalisation and decentralisation. In light of this, the Japan Energy Association, the Council’s Japanese member committee, invited five key energy players to deliver presentations at their annual meeting under the theme ‘Challenges […]

Posted on 24 January 2018

Hydrogen is key to unlocking the full offshore wind potential of the North Sea

The North Sea will play a crucial role in the energy transition of North West Europe, once again, according to a new report by the Netherlands member committee of the World Energy Council. The call for clean energy in Europe is increasing, and the North Sea will be crucial in the search for efficient routes […]

Posted on 19 January 2018

French member committee resumes La Revue de l’Énergie

One of France’s most respected energy journals has been resumed, after ceasing publication in 2016, thanks to the commitment of the Conseil Français de l’Énergie, the French member committee of the Council. For nearly seventy years, it has been one of the forums for debate on energy issues in France and globally,  connecting the academic, […]

Posted on 29 November 2017

Trends and innovations in Austria’s energy future

Austria’s energy industry will see many new challenges in the future in the face of both national and global unstoppable emerging disruptive trends impacting the sector. In this context, the Council’s Austrian Young Energy Professionals recently presented the results of their working group 2 paper, ‘Austria Energy Future: Trends and innovations’, at an energy forum […]

Posted on 31 October 2017

Global energy leaders drive debate on critical issues at Demex 2017

Key energy players convened at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit as the Dialogues for the Future of Energy Mexico 2017 (DEMEX), organised by Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER). High-level speakers drawing from nearly 100 Ministers and CEOs from across the world including Rainer Baake, Germany’s State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, Li Yong, Director […]

Posted on 12 September 2017

Ghana inspires young energy experts to become leaders of tomorrow

Ghana officially launched its national chapter of the World Energy Council’s Future Energy Leaders’ programme and welcomed ambitious young professionals interested in energy from Corporate institutions, government and Universities in an effort to join the scheme. The launch of the programme under the theme, ‘Building the capacity of young energy experts to think out of […]

Posted on 30 August 2017

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 […]

Posted on 17 August 2017

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 […]

Posted on 17 August 2017

Multiple pathways to Clean Energy: Canada’s Western Provinces

To advance the dialogue on the emerging energy-related opportunities and issues related to the transformation to clean energy, the Energy Council of Canada, the World Energy Council’s Canadian member committee, together with its member organisations from the public and private sectors across the region, held a conference on the theme Multiple Pathways to Clean Energy […]

Posted on 17 July 2017

Training for South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration

Despite the tremendous benefits of regional cooperation, the region lags significantly behind most, if not all, regions of the world in energy trade and regional integration. Limited cross-border transmission interconnections and cross-border trading transactions are taking place only between India and Bhutan, India and Bangladesh and to a lesser extent between India and Nepal. Following […]

Posted on 17 July 2017

Unlocking the energy potential of the North Sea

A study published by the Netherlands member committee of the World Energy Council shows that the North Sea has a key role to play in unlocking value across all dimensions of the energy trilemma – reliability, affordability and sustainability. An initial high-level assessment shows an untapped value of €103 billion across four value pools combined […]

Posted on 4 July 2017

Hydrocarbon geopolitics occupies prominent place in Energía 2017 report

In a fast-changing and complex geopolitical environment it is hard to forecast the evolution of the global geopolitical energy framework, both in the short and long-term. Nevertheless, both the geopolitical and energy agendas have become significantly more connected regarding the supply and price of hydrocarbons, over the past year. In this context, the Spanish Committee […]

Posted on 20 June 2017

Tanzanian representatives examine reverse power auctions in Brazil

Tanzania has 1,591 MW of installed grid generation capacity and approximately 76 MW in mini-grid systems to serve its population of over 51 million people. While these numbers are continuously increasing, electricity production meets less than 15 percent of the demand per year and only 30 percent of the population is connected to the grid. […]

Posted on 7 June 2017

Energy Efficiency: A Straight Path Towards Sustainability in Mexico

Energy efficiency continues to improve all over the world but despite the significant advances, much more can and should be done to improve the efficiency of energy production and use. Francois Moisan, leader of the World Energy Council’s Knowledge Network on Energy Efficiency, along with Didier Bosseboeuf of the French Environment and  Energy Management Agency, […]

Posted on 23 May 2017

Towards a cleaner society – A boilerplate for transition?

Tallinn, Estonia – According to the European Commission, the transport sector represents almost 25% of Europe’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities. GHG emissions from the transport sector have more than doubled since 1970. The European Union has set the target to reduce CO2 emissions from transport […]

Posted on 23 May 2017

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 […]

Posted on 6 December 2016

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 […]

Posted on 24 November 2016

Experts exchange best practices on renewable energy integration as part of Power Africa initiative

Senegal is actively pursuing reform policies in the energy sector with a strong focus on promoting renewable energy. Senegal aims to achieve the electrification rate of 50% in rural areas, 96% urban areas, and 70% of national level by 2017. Current energy policy is reflected in the Lettre de Développement du Secteur de l’Energie, a […]

Posted on 24 November 2016

The World Energy Council Plays Central Role at COP24

Ahead of the 24th World Energy Congress in 2019, the World Energy Council is playing an active role at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. As a UN accredited body since 1953, the World Energy Council is recognised as a reliable source of thought leadership and information to the UNFCCC process, negotiating teams and stakeholders. Join the […]

Posted on 10 December 2018

World Energy Council to play central role at COP24

Ahead of the 24th World Energy Congress in 2019, the World Energy Council will play an active role at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Join the World Energy Council during live streaming of the events listed below including the Council’s official side event  organised in partnership with MIT ‘ Pathways to Paris – Policy, environmental & […]

Posted on 5 December 2018

French member committee launches first Future Energy Leaders’ Programme

The French  Committee of the World Energy Council, Conseil Français de l’Énergie, recently launched their first ever Future Energy Leaders’ programme, during an animated meeting in the heart of Paris.  Approximately twenty young professionals from the entire spectrum  of the energy sector alongside business, universities, government, research institutions and other energy-related organisations were present. The  […]

Posted on 30 November 2018

Eleventh Africa Energy Indaba

Only three months to go before the 11th annual Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) takes place at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa. The Africa Energy Indaba Conference & Exhibition (19 – 20 February 2018), under the theme  ‘Africa’s Energy Future’, will discuss, debate and seek solutions to enable adequate energy generation across the African continent. The […]

Posted on 30 November 2018

Driving energy policy in Nigeria with Issues Monitor toolkit

There has been excitement from Nigerian energy leaders in exploring the World Energy Issues Monitor as an interactive tool. The Issues Monitor provides insights and helps identify potential issues that require the attention of the Nigerian government in reviewing policies that have high impact on the Nigerian energy agenda and enables a more sustainable sector. […]

Posted on 30 November 2018

“IF” Blockchain?

Although blockchain is viewed as a feasible technology to enable business process optimisation, its true transformative and disruptive nature has yet to be fully proven and understood. This was widely agreed by the majority of participants that attended the Council’s first Innovation Forum (IF) this month. The forum, hosted by Shell on 27 November, was […]

Posted on 30 November 2018

GGC stakeholders and Future Energy Leaders convene in Abu Dhabi ahead of 24th World Energy Congress

Leading opinion formers in the GCC region gathered in Abu Dhabi for strategic knowledge exchange on the energy transition and explore innovation opportunities, and to lay the groundwork for the development of regional energy scenarios to be be presented at the 24th World Energy Congress next year. The scenarios workshop was the first event of […]

Posted on 19 November 2018

Council to host 1st Innovation Forum in collaboration with Shell

The Council is hosting its first Innovation Forum – “IF” Blockchain? The forum on 27 November will bring together energy leaders from the US, Ireland, UK and India as well as other regions from across the globe.  Discussions will focus on feasible scenarios and whether customer engagement and regulatory re-framing are the necessary obstacles that […]

Posted on 1 November 2018

Energy Leaders, innovators and CEOs drive dialogue at World Energy Week

Innovation, new technologies, resilience, geopolitics, blockchain technology, green finance, integration and sustainability of energy systems, were just a few of the critical topics discussed during the Council’s 2018 World Energy Week in Milan. Hosted by the Council’s Italian member committee, between 8 and 11 October, with support from the city of Milan, the week-long programme […]

Posted on 31 October 2018

Global energy consumption to 2040

More than half of the world’s energy will come from petrol and natural gas in the year 2040, according to the 2018 BP Energy Outlook report. The report focusing on future energy trends was discussed at the 3rd World Energy Talks, organised by the Turkish member committee of the World Energy Council and BP at […]

Posted on 31 October 2018

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