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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

Secretary General, Christoph Frei, reflects on a busy month for the Council

In the last month, we have had a great opportunity to showcase a number of our flagship content on existing and emerging issues and trends impacting the energy sector, with presence at several high-level events including: the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), St Petersburg Economic International Forum and the 18th European Gas Conference. St Petersburg International […]

Posted on 21 June 2017

Building consensus for variable renewables integration

In light of the growing importance of renewables and especially Variable Renewable Energy Sources (VRES) all over the world, policymakers and energy leaders are addressing emerging issues to ensure continued growth of variable renewables and their successful integration in electricity systems. On 31 March, the Conseil Français de l’Énergie, the French member committee of the […]

Posted on 20 June 2017

Meet the Council’s new Vice Chair for Latin America

We talk to Claudia Cronenbold Harnes, the Council’s new Vice Chair for Latin America, about the biggest challenges facing Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), the proposed Brazil-Bolivia gas pipeline and plans to increase the number of member committees within the region. As the Council’s new Vice Chair for Latin America and the Caribbean, what do […]

Posted on 20 June 2017

El Gobierno de la República y el Consejo Mundial de Energía llevarán a cabo la Cumbre Mundial de Líderes Energéticos en septiembre

En una ceremonia sostenida en el marco de la 8a Reunión Ministerial de Energía Limpia (CEM 8) en Beijing, Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Subsecretario de Planeación y Transición Energética de México, y Christoph Frei, Secretario General del Consejo Mundial de Energía, firmaron hoy un acuerdo para albergar la Cumbre Mundial de Líderes Energéticos (World Energy Leaders’ […]

Posted on 6 June 2017

Mexican Government and World Energy Council to host World Energy Leaders’ Summit in September

In a ceremony held during the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Beijing, Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council and Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition of Mexico, today (6 June) signed an agreement to host a World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City on September 12 – […]

Posted on 6 June 2017

Blockchain technology tops agenda at Insights Workshop

Growing digitalisation and decentralisation in the energy sector means that new technologies such as blockchain applications are becoming more visible, and are gaining momentum in the energy and utilities sector. A blockchain is a distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks. A blockchain is typically managed by […]

Posted on 2 June 2017

The Council welcomes Russian companies as two of its latest Patrons

The 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum hosted the signing of an agreement between the World Energy Council and The State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM), to officially welcome Rosatom as the Council’s latest Patron. The document was signed by World Energy Council Secretary General, Dr Christoph Frei, and Rosatom’s First Deputy Director General for Corporate […]

Posted on 2 June 2017

La integración regional es clave para impulsar el potencial energético en América Latina

Un nuevo reporte de escenarios identifica la necesidad crítica de inversiones a gran escala para mitigar los riesgos que enfrenta el sector energético en América Latina. El Consejo Mundial de Energía ha identificado que para lograr un crecimiento económico sostenible de 2.7% a 2060, es esencial para América Latina implementar un sistema eficaz de gobernanza […]

Posted on 31 May 2017

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