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Vietnam becomes the Council’s newest direct member

The World Energy Council is pleased to welcome the Vietnam Green Energy Network (VGEN) as its  newest direct member, bringing the number of direct members to three. With 94 member committees, the Council now has a presence in 97 countries. David Kim, Chair of the World Energy Council, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Vietnam […]

Posted on 21 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emerging disruptive trends and technologies top global energy agenda

A new survey highlights shifting priorities in the energy sector with an increasing impetus towards a lower carbon future. Disruptive technologies including renewable energies and energy efficiency are impacting top action priorities for energy leaders globally in 2017. Renewables ranked high in impact within every region identified in a survey of more than 1,200 energy […]

Posted on 5 April 2017

World Energy Council to launch 2017 Issues Monitor

What keeps energy leaders awake in 2017? Read the preview of the Council’s World Energy Issues Monitor report already before its official launch on 6 April in Washington here.

Posted on 23 March 2017

Cyber threats a top priority at 2017 Munich Security Conference

More than 500 decision-makers from across the globe, including over 25 heads of state and government, 80 foreign and defence ministers, international organisations, Members of Parliament, high-ranking representatives of Armed Forces, civil society and business, gathered in Munich to discuss major international security challenges. Ahead of and on the sidelines of the debates at this year’s Munich Security […]

Posted on 20 March 2017

Etihad Aviation Group to support World Energy Congress

The Organising Committee of the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi has announced the support of the Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) in the delivery of the 2019 Congress. The agreement appoints Hala Abu Dhabi as the Official Travel & Destination Partner alongside Etihad Airways as the Official Airline for the World Energy Council’s 24th World […]

Posted on 16 March 2017

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