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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

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

Regional integration key to unlocking economic potential in Latin America

A new energy scenarios report identifies a critical need for large-scale investment and regional integration to unlock greater economic potential and mitigate risks for the energy sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. The World Energy Council has identified, in its Tango Scenario, that if the Latin American & the Caribbean (LAC) region is to […]

Posted on 31 May 2017

TODAY: Launch of new Energy Scenarios for Latin America to 2060

On 31 May 2017 at 2:30PM PERU TIME/ 7:30PM GMT, the World Energy Council will bring Arturo Leonardo Vásquez, Deputy Minister of Energy, Peru, and Gerald Davis, Chair World Energy Scenarios, together with global energy leaders to launch a new energy scenarios to 2060 report for Latin America and the Caribbean – Watch the event on live streaming to learn how Samba, Tango & Rock could shape LAC energy to 2060!

Posted on 25 May 2017

World Energy Council welcomes it new Future Energy Leaders

Every year, more than 30 new Future Energy Leaders are selected in a competitive process to join the World Energy Council’s FEL-100 programme and become a member of this exclusive global network. This year the Council received 165 nominations from its member committees and global Patrons, of which only 37 new places were available. Of […]

Posted on 23 May 2017

World Energy Council Chair addresses APEC Business Advisory Board

World Energy Council Chairman, David Kim, attended the second APEC Business Advisory Board Council (ABAC) meeting in Seoul on 28 April. Mr Kim addressed the members and highlighted how the Council could participate in ABAC initiatives to foster increased regional and international cooperation. For 2017, ABAC has adopted the theme “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a […]

Posted on 23 May 2017

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