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Global energy leaders drive debate on critical issues at Demex 2017

Key energy players convened at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit as the Dialogues for the Future of Energy Mexico 2017 (DEMEX), organised by Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER). High-level speakers drawing from nearly 100 Ministers and CEOs from across the world including Rainer Baake, Germany’s State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, Li Yong, Director […]

Posted on 12 September 2017

World Energy Council signs pact to strengthen cooperation with Eurasia

The World Energy Council and Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), have signed an agreement highlighting the importance of cooperation in promoting and planning activities for effective energy capacity use in Eurasia. Under the new partnership, the Council and the EEC committed to share experiences and best practice and develop sustainable energy policies, while strengthening  the overall […]

Posted on 31 October 2017

Council Chair, Younghoon David Kim, addresses Energy Trilemma plenary at World Energy Week

Chair Kim opened a packed joint World  Energy Leaders’ Summit and Energy Trilemma plenary, which was an opportunity for global energy leaders from both the public and private sector to discuss critical issues and design a long-term energy policy under the framework of the Energy Trilemma. Younghoon David Kim: “I am very pleased to welcome […]

Posted on 26 October 2017

Latin America plays central role in the energy transition

In addition to launches of two of the World Energy Council’s newest member committees – Panama and the Dominican Republic in August, Latin America and the Caribbean has been playing a central role in the energy sector as the region undergoes a major transformation. The Council’s Secretary General, Dr Christoph Frei and Vice Chair of […]

Posted on 29 September 2017

Future Energy Leaders contribute to Astana EXPO 2017 Manifesto

The Council’s young energy professionals had an amazing opportunity to drive dialogue at the Future Energy Forum, a series of 12 thematic conferences, organised in the framework of EXPO 2017. The theme of this year’s exhibition, held in Astana, Kazakhstan, earlier this month, was ‘Future Energy’. The focus of the Future Energy Forum was the […]

Posted on 28 September 2017

Dominican Republic officially joins the Council as it seeks to diversify its energy mix

  The Council welcomed the Dominican Republic as its 96th member committee, while promoting diversification in the country’s energy mix, at  launch event held at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (Intec), last month. During the ceremony, World Energy Council, Secretary General, Dr Christoph Frei, highlighted the challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector and […]

Posted on 28 September 2017

World Energy Week officially kicks off in the beautiful city of Lisbon

World Energy Week, hosted this year by the Council’s Portuguese member committee and supported by the Ministry of Economy, will offer several high-level discussions, this week,  16 – 19 October. More than 400 energy leaders and top level public and private sector participants including Ministers, CEOs and the Council’s international community, will convene to share […]

Posted on 27 September 2017

New partnership set to build bridges between tech entrepreneurs and energy leaders

The World Energy Council and the German Energy Agency (dena) are joining forces to create the premier global platform to celebrate and promote innovation. The project, agreed in Mexico City at the World Energy Leaders’ Summit, 12 September, will connect innovators with opportunities for development, investment, and research. Starting today the two organisations will work […]

Posted on 13 September 2017

World Energy Leaders’ Summit unaffected by current weather conditions

The World Energy Leaders’ Summit will still take place in Mexico on 12-13 September, despite current weather conditions. The earthquake of 8 September that was centred off the southern coast of Mexico has not had a significant impact on the Mexico City region. We very much look forward to welcoming  energy leaders to Mexico and […]

Posted on 8 September 2017

The Council officially welcomes Panama as its latest member committee

The World Energy Council welcomed Panama as its first Central American member committee, while exploring the main challenges facing the country and the region, at a launch event on 22 August, Panama City. With the creation of this committee, Panama will provide a vital link between North and Latin America. “As part of the World […]

Posted on 4 September 2017

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