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German experience shows that balancing the energy trilemma is no easy business

In order to achieve an energy transition, policymakers must set the right framework towards a free and efficient electricity market, argues the latest WEC Germany report, “Energy for Germany 2012”, which analyses the risks of a highly regulated and subsidized energy market. The German energy transition is posing unprecedented challenges to the country’s electricity market.  […]

Posted on 1 August 2012

Experts underscore financial benefits of building efficiency at USEA-sponsored forum

Public and private sector leaders outlined legislation, policies and business strategies for reducing energy use and operating costs in buildings at the 23rd Energy Efficiency Forum, co-sponsored by the United States Energy Association (USEA), the World Energy Council’s US member committee, on 14 June. Richard Kauffman, senior advisor to the US Secretary of Energy, kicked off […]

Posted on 15 July 2012

WEC Germany drives discussion on future of transport

Experts from German industry, research, and government discussed the future of transport technologies and the current research and development landscape at the WEC Germany conference, Energy and Mobility Technologies of Tomorrow. Karl Rose, WEC director of policies and scenarios, presented the findings from the WEC study, Global Transport Scenarios 2050, published in 2011.  Amongst its […]

Posted on 15 July 2012

WEC Switzerland discussion platform

The Swiss Energy Council co-organised a conference on 14 June in Berne where the Swiss electrical industry presented electricity scenarios to the country’s policymakers. The study, by the Association of Swiss Electricity Companies and based on hourly simulation of power data, details three electricity scenarios for the country without new nuclear power plants.

Posted on 1 July 2012

Bulgarian Energy Day

At the recent Bulgarian Energy Day, some 100 decision-makers from government and the private sector gathered to discuss national energy policies and industry’s response. The conference, organised by WEC Bulgaria and held on 4–5 June, highlighted how Bulgarian energy policies have provided a boost to energy business and investment.  The programme covered the new emissions […]

Posted on 15 June 2012

WEC New Zealand to strengthen business ties

The WEC’s New Zealand Member Committee, the Energy Federation of New Zealand (EFNZ), is set to further strengthen its ties with the country’s business community. EFNZ is in discussions to partner with BusinessNZ, New Zealand’s largest advocacy group for enterprise.  BusinessNZ champions policies leading to international competitiveness; balanced employment, economic and environmental legislation; compliance and […]

Posted on 1 June 2012

WEC Peru puts on major national energy forum

WEC Peru co-organised Energía 2012, Peru’s 10th International Energy Congress, in Lima on 2–4 May 2012. The annual event provides a platform for energy executives, specialists, and authorities to discuss the status of and options for the growth and development of the electricity sector. Now in its 10th year, it is considered Peru’s most prestigious […]

Posted on 15 May 2012

Interview: Francesco Giorgianni, WEC Italy Vice Chairman

Francesco Giorgianni, WEC Italy Vice Chairman and co-organiser of an upcoming conference, speaks about the potential for smart grids to improve energy efficiency and access What are the benefits of smart grids?  Smart grids could be described as an upgraded electricity network in which the addition of information and communication technologies (ICT) plus intelligent metering […]

Posted on 15 May 2012

Speakers' panel

Innovation for energy efficiency

WEC Italy hosted the Conference on Innovation & Energy Efficiency on 18 April in Rome.  The event, co-organised with the Italian Association of Chemical Engineering (AIDIC), drew more than 150 attendees from electricity companies and the chemical and pharmaceuticals industries. The conference explored the additional industrial efficiency gains achievable through innovative engineering. The opening discussion […]

Posted on 15 May 2012

Interview: Dr Iulian Iancu, Chair of WEC Romania

Dr Iulian Iancu, Chair of WEC Romania, talks about what the FOREN regional meeting for central and eastern Europe has on offer for the WEC network What is the significance of FOREN taking place in Romania this year? Starting this year, with the support of the WEC London Secretariat, FOREN becomes a regional event. In […]

Posted on 15 April 2012

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