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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 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

World Energy Council talks to its new Chair for Communications and Strategy

As the Council prepares to launch its first Latin and Caribbean energy scenarios, we talk to Dr Jose Antonio Vargas Lleras, new Chair for the Communications and Strategy Committee, about regional integration in Latin America, enhancing the Council’s communications strategy and tools for member committees at a regional level, and shaping the Council’s new strategy over […]

Posted on 23 May 2017

World Energy Council holds standing committee meetings ahead of 2017 Executive Assembly

The World Energy Council held its standing committee meetings in London between 15 and 16 June and welcomed representatives of the Council’s member committees from across the globe to discuss key topics. The two days of meetings also included an Insights Workshop featuring discussions on blockchain technology and energy trilemma implications of distributed generation. The […]

Posted on 23 May 2017

Energy Trilemma implications of distributed generation

The World Energy Council held an informative Insights workshop to coincide with committee meetings held in London 15 May. Delegates were invited to participate in an interactive panel to discuss energy trilemma implications of distributed generation. One of the key takeaways of the discussions that the whole panel agreed on, was the need for a […]

Posted on 23 May 2017

Towards a cleaner society – A boilerplate for transition?

Tallin, 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

Future Energy Leaders roll out national development programme

Continuous involvement of young professionals is key to the sustainability of the World Energy Council and its national member committees, and the development and growth of the international Future Energy Leaders (FEL) community. Developing strong national FEL teams in each country will help achieve this goal and strengthen links and continuity with the global FEL-100 […]

Posted on 28 April 2017

World Energy Council unveils 2017 Issues Monitor report in Washington

The World Energy Council’s new 2017 Issues Monitor reveals that uncertainty over commodity prices is one of the top issues among global energy leaders in all regions, especially in developing countries and emerging economies. At a briefing in Washington at the US Energy Association (USEA), the US member committee of the Council, Secretary General, Dr […]

Posted on 27 April 2017

World Energy Council shape global energy agenda at 2017 United Nations Sustainability For All Forum

As global energy leaders reflect back on 2016, the World Energy Council participated in the United Nations Sustainable Energy For All Forum (UNSEforALL), held 3 to 4 April in New York under the theme of Going Further, Faster – Together”, the event was built as a marketplace to help broker new partnerships and ideas, spur […]

Posted on 27 April 2017

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