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Energy Futures: The Middle East and Regional Energy Transitions

The Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council (CECME), held  its annual meeting, Energy Futures: The Middle East and Regional Energy Transitions, organised by the Spanish Energy Club (ENERCLUB), with the collaboration of the Royal Institute Elcano and the sponsorship of Cepsa. Pedro Miró, Vice President and CEO of Cepsa, indicated that the Spanish energy […]

Posted on 16 October 2018

Oil and gas in the global energy transition

More than 70 participants from Europe, Algeria, Saudi Arabia and the United States convened at the 7th European Energy Forum in Paris recently, to explore the evolution of the oil and gas industries in a context of low carbon transition. The forum also addressed the long-term impacts of the policies on the strategies of national […]

Posted on 31 August 2018

Energy for Germany – facts, perspectives and positions in a global context

Approximately 95 percent of emissions in the EU-28 transport sector result from road traffic, and its emissions are currently rising. The World Energy Council emphasises the international dimension and need for cooperation at a European and global level. The reduction of greenhouse gases is such a global challenge that national targets and strategies alone are […]

Posted on 31 July 2018

Connecting Future Energy Leaders

The 2nd conference of the European Energy Students Network (ESSN) held in Berlin on 20 May, supported by the German Member committee of the World Energy Council, convened more than 100 young energy professionals and students from 12 countries in Europe, to explore future developments within the energy sector. In a panel discussion on nurturing […]

Posted on 21 July 2017

Italian Member Committee Chair speaks to us ahead of World Energy Week in Milan

Marco Margheri began his career in the energy sector at General Electric. Presently he serves as Edison’s Executive Vice-President for Institutional and Affairs & Sustainability, overseeing the group’s advocacy activities at a national, European and international level. Since 2016, he has chaired the Italian Member Committee of the World Energy Council. What are your expectations […]

Posted on 25 September 2018

Russia to host the 25th World Energy Congress in 2022

The World Energy Council is pleased to announce Russia as the winner of the bid to host the 2022 World Energy Congress, the premier triennial gathering of the energy sector. The announcement follows a vote by the Council’s member countries in an excitingly contested campaign between Portugal, Russia and the USA. St Petersburg will become […]

Posted on 31 July 2018

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

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

Comparing US and German approaches to energy transformation: by Dr Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, Executive Chair, World Energy Resources, World Energy Council

Germany has to cover 70 % of its energy needs by imports. The only domestic energy resources, Germany produces are lignite and renewables.  In contrast the US will probably be a net energy exporter within the next ten years. The power sector is evolving rapidly.  Renewable energy is expanding as a share of electricity generation […]

Posted on 14 March 2017

European Commission Directorate General for Energy explores World Energy Council global Scenarios

After the World Energy Congress in Istanbul, the World Energy Council’s 2016 Global Scenarios have attracted a wide range of interest within the energy industry and among policymakers. The Directorate General for Energy (DG) of the European Commission was keen to explore the World Energy Scenarios. In particular, to discuss the implications of the Global […]

Posted on 13 March 2017

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