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Secretary General Christoph Frei visited key energy players in Portugal

On February 4 the Portuguese Member Committee, APE hosted Dr. Christoph Frei, CEO and Secretary General of the World Energy Council, who traveled to Lisbon for several meetings. The trip had as one of its objectives the presentation of a lecture on the energy transition entitled “Grand Transition, digital revolution & new energy realities”, under […]

Posted on 7 February 2019

The World Energy Council Poland welcomes its new institutional member

On January 24th  2019, the Board of the World Energy Council  Poland and the Ministry of Energy of Poland made an agreement, according to which Ministry of Energy of Poland has joined the World Energy Council Poland as an institutional member. The basic liaison person  between the World Energy Council Poland and Ministry of Energy […]

Posted on 30 January 2019

FEL-100: A Platform for new successful start-ups

Florian Thaler, a three-year member of the 100 Future Energy Leaders (FEL-100) programme at the World Energy Council,  launched a new tech start-up, OilX, that looks to digitalize oil market analytics. FEL-100 inspired Florian to become an energy leader, capable of solving some of the most pressing challenges in the energy sector. The global network of […]

Posted on 30 January 2019

Energy Transition in Turkey

On November 15, 2018, in collaboration with the World Energy Council Turkey and the World Energy Council Japan (Japan Energy Association), an energy seminar was held on “Turkey’s Energy Outlook”.  The joint meeting of World Energy Council Turkey and the World Energy Council Japan was held under the patronage of Dr. Hasan Murat Mercan, Ambassador […]

Posted on 25 January 2019

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

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

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

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

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.

Posted on 19 February 2019

World Energy Issues Monitor 2019 is launched at the Africa Energy Indaba on the 19th of February 2019

For the 10th anniversary of the World Energy Issues Monitor a record number of nearly 2,300 world energy leaders from 86 countries have contributed to the survey. The World Energy Issues Monitor 2019 through an analysis of critical issues affecting the energy system, provides seven global, six regional and 50 national issues maps, as well […]

Posted on 19 February 2019

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 […]

Posted on 15 February 2019

Turkey’s renewable investment outlook: renewable energy and new technologies

On December 19th, 2018, the Atlantic Council in Turkey and the World Energy Council Turkey convened a high-level event on the outlook for renewable energy investment in Turkey. The half-day event, which featured a diverse set of international experts and energy sector leaders, was focused on Turkey’s experience to-date in deploying renewable energy, the efficiency and […]

Posted on 25 January 2019

Calling for Future Energy Leaders. Are you one of them?

The 2019 call for nominations opens today! We are looking for the brightest minds amongst this generation of young professionals to join the Council’s Future Energy Leaders programme – the FEL-100.

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Posted on 21 January 2019

Consorcio Energético Punta Cana-Macao hosts meeting with the Council’s Dominican Republic Member Committee

The meeting between the World Energy Council’s London Secretariat and the Dominican Republic Member Committee was hosted by the utility company Consorcio Energético Punta Cana  – Macao (CEPM) on the 7th of January.  The main points of discussion were strategic alignments between the Member Committee and the Council, as well as reviewing areas in which the […]

Posted on 18 January 2019

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