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Strategic foresight expert joins World Energy Council

The OECD’s former Head of Strategic Foresight, Angela Wilkinson,  joins the World Energy Council as Senior Director for the Council’s World Energy Scenarios portfolio. Angela Wilkinson is joining the World Energy Council to further strengthen the Council’s Scenarios capability, working with Ged Davis, Executive Chair of the Council’s Scenarios flagship study. As the former Head of […]

Posted on 24 July 2017

Mighty microbes for the energy revolution

At the World Energy Council’s Asia Regional meeting event hosted by the Korean member committee, Shigeru Muraki, Vice Chair for Asia Pacific and South Asia, noted that natural gas will continue to increase its share in the energy mix, increasing its role in distributed energy systems, as energy systems witnesses a shift from centralised to […]

Posted on 17 July 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

To coincide with G20 Hamburg, Christoph Frei explains why innovation policies are key to driving progress on the Energy Trilemma goals

To coincide with G20 Hamburg, Christoph Frei explains …

Posted on 13 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

World Energy Council Secretary General presents to Vienna Energy Forum

The Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) 2017 themed ‘Sustainable energy for the implementation of the United Nations SDGs and the Paris Agreement’ convened from 9-12 May 2017 in Vienna, Austria. VEF 2017 focused on the importance of the linkages between climate and development, and examined the role of innovation in achieving SDG 7 (ensure access to […]

Posted on 15 May 2017

Leveraging the Trilemma: the promise of integrated electrification planning

As part of this years United Nations Sustainable Energy For All (UNSEforAll) Forum, the World Energy Council hosted a Partner Session on ‘leveraging the trilemma | the promise of integrated electrification planning.’ The UNSEforAll event on 2 April was one of a series of Energy Trilemma events that the World Energy Council is organising this […]

Posted on 27 April 2017

World Energy Council talks to its new Vice Chair for Africa

The World Energy Council talks to its new Vice Chair for Africa, Dr Elham Ibrahim, on the future for energy in Africa, the many exciting  initiatives under implementation in the region, and mobilising future female energy leaders into the sector. How do you see your role as AU Commissioner and Vice Chair for the Council’s […]

Posted on 14 March 2017

Young energy professional lands dream job after completing Future Energy Leader’s programme

The World Energy Council’s French Future Energy Leaders’ programme (FELS) provided Bianka Shoai-Tehrani the opportunity to land her dream job, as a researcher at the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth in Kyoto, Japan. Thanks to connections made through the FEL programme, Bianka’s successful interview during the 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu, resulted […]

Posted on 15 February 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

Future Energy Leaders launch Human Capital taskforce report at 23rd Congress

The energy sector is clearly facing a period of grand transition in the face of potent new challenges and innovative and disruptive technologies.  Oil prices will  continue to drop, fossil fuels will continue to supply more than three-quarters of world energy use in 2040, and natural gas  is expected to grow the fastest impacting on […]

Posted on 24 November 2016

Realising Africa’s potential at the 23rd World Energy Congress

With Africa’s rapidly growing population making ever increasing demands for greater energy access it is difficult to overestimate the scale of the challenge facing the continent. But it is also hard to match the sense of optimism and excitement that energy experts express about the opportunities to transform sub-Saharan Africa’s energy footprint in positive and […]

Posted on 24 November 2016

New Zealand launches Scenarios deep dive into energy and transport emissions

Following a successful launch of the World Energy Council’s global 2016 World Energy Scenarios, the New Zealand member committee of the World Energy Council, (BEC) recently released the second in its series of reports on energy scenarios to 2050. In 2015, the BusinessNZ Energy Council launched BEC2050: two New Zealand-specific energy scenarios – Kayak and […]

Posted on 27 April 2017

Chile’s Law of Distribution and Territory

Chile’s energy sector is currently experiencing a period of growth, characterised by an increase in productivity, new projects and the introduction of new investments and players in the sector, with major legislative and regulatory changes that came into force during 2016. To date, the implementation of the Government Energy Agenda, which was presented in May […]

Posted on 27 April 2017

With renewables, Riohacha repositions itself as the energy capital of Colombia

On the 29th and 30th of March the capital of La Guajira was the engine of unconventional energy sources, at the first International Meeting of Renewable Energies, organised by the Association of Renewable Energies of Colombia (SER), the World Energy Council and the National Federation of Departments (FND). The renewables event was the first big […]

Posted on 27 April 2017

Young energy professionals hold Bilateral talks on EU Winter Package

In December 2016, the European Commission put forward its vision for achieving a “clean energy transition.” Referred to as the EU’s “winter package”, the new rules will partly determine how successfully the EU meets its 2030 climate objectives, as well as setting out a common energy system for the EU’s 28 member states, known as […]

Posted on 27 April 2017

Neue Trends und Technologien führen globale Energie-Agenda an

Eine neue Studie offenbart neue Prioritäten im Energiesektor und einen Schub hin zu einer kohlenstoffärmeren Zukunft. Revolutionäre Technologien, unter anderem bei erneuerbaren Energien und Energieeffizienz, wirken sich 2017 weltweit auf die obersten Handlungsprioritäten von Führungskräften imEnergiesektor aus. Erneuerbare Energien nehmen dabei im Hinblick auf ihren Einflussin allen Regionen einen hohen Stellenwert ein. Dies ergab eine […]

Posted on 6 April 2017

世界エネルギー会議が調査を公表:台頭する強大な潮流と新技術が世界のエネルギー問題のトップに

世界エネルギー会議が調査を公表:台頭する強大な潮流と新技術が世界のエネルギー問題のトップに 新たな調査により、低酸素の未来に向けた動きが加速するエネルギー部門における優先事項が変化していることが明らかになりました。再生可能エネルギーやエネルギー効率などの強大な技術が、2017年の世界のエネルギーリーダーにとっての行動の優先順位に影響を与えているのです。

Posted on 6 April 2017

Novas tendências e tecnologias disruptivas no topo da agenda global de energia

Uma nova pesquisa destaca uma alteração das prioridades no setor da energia com um impulso crescente direcionado ao futuro caracterizado por uma menor emissão de carbono. Tecnologias disruptivas, incluindo energias renováveis e eficiência energética, estão impactando as prioridades críticas de ação para os líderes do setor de energia globalmente em 2017. As energias renováveis ocuparam […]

Posted on 6 April 2017

세계에너지협의회: 파괴적 추세와 기술, 세계 에너지 최우선 아젠다로 부상

(런던 2017년 4월 6일 PRNewswire=연합뉴스) 새로운 설문조사에 따르면, 에너지 부문이 직면한  우선순위가 변하고 있으며, 저탄소 미래를 향한 추진력이 확대되고 있다.  2017년 세계 에너지 리더들이 주목해야 할  최우선 아젠다는  신재생에너지와 에너지 효율성을 포함한 파괴적 기술이다. 95개국 1,200명 이상의 에너지 리더를 대상으로 한 설문조사 결과, 모든 지역에서 신재생에너지가 영향력이 큰 것으로 나타났다. 2015년 말 기준 발전용량227GW가 설치된 […]

Posted on 6 April 2017

Conseil mondial de l’énergie : les tendances et technologies nouvelles perturbent les priorités mondiales de l’énergie

Une nouvelle étude souligne un changement de priorités dans le secteur de l’énergie et un élan renouvelé vers un avenir sans carbone. En 2017, les nouvelles technologies, dont les énergies renouvelables et l’efficacité énergétique, perturbent l’ordre de priorités des dirigeants énergétiques du monde entier. Une enquête effectuée auprès de plus de 1 200 dirigeants énergétiques dans 95 pays […]

Posted on 6 April 2017

Consejo Mundial de Energia: las tendencias y tecnologías disruptivas emergentes encabezan la agenda energética mundial

Una nueva encuesta destaca las prioridades cambiantes en el sector energético con un impulso creciente hacia un futuro más bajo en carbono. Las tecnologías disruptivas, incluidas las energías renovables y la eficiencia energética, están afectando las principales prioridades de acción de los líderes energéticos a nivel mundial en 2017. Las energías renovables tuvieron un alto […]

Posted on 6 April 2017

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