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The World Energy Council Plays Central Role at COP24

Ahead of the 24th World Energy Congress in 2019, the World Energy Council is playing an active role at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. As a UN accredited body since 1953, the World Energy Council is recognised as a reliable source of thought leadership and information to the UNFCCC process, negotiating teams and stakeholders. Join the […]

Posted on 10 December 2018

SET Award 2019: Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition

The international ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ (SET) initiative invites young and innovative companies around the world to apply for the SET Award 2019. The third round of the award for business ideas in the energy transition and climate protection was launched during World Energy Week in Milan, Italy, by Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German […]

Posted on 12 October 2018

Blockchain in Energy: Evolution or revolution?

Transformative disruption within the energy system from energy blockchain is only achievable if there are new regulatory frameworks and a willingness for consumers to engage, finds a new paper presented at World Energy Week in Milan today. Through a series of 39 interviews with key global leaders across the energy sector, regulators and think tanks […]

Posted on 11 October 2018

Balanced energy systems not solely luxury of rich economies

Strong and coherent energy policies that successfully integrate the three dimensions of sustainability, equity and security of supply which constitute the Energy Trilemma are not just the preserve of rich countries and can also drive positive performance of emerging and developing economies, according to a new report by the World Energy Council launched at World […]

Posted on 10 October 2018

Global energy leaders convene in Milan at World Energy Week

The World Energy Council is excited to officially kick-off World Energy Week in Milan today where innovation, new technologies, blockchain technology, green finance, integration and sustainability of energy systems, will all be high on the agenda. Hosted by the Council’s Italian member committee, the week-long programme will offer a wide range of events and networking […]

Posted on 8 October 2018

Enabling the Energy Transition with Blockchain

A new survey highlights shifting priorities in the energy sector with an accelerating transition towards digitailisation, decentralisation and decarbonisation. On a global scale, innovative technologies such as electric storage, renewable energies and market design are impacting top action priorities for energy leaders globally in 2018. Blockchain technology is ranked high in impact and uncertainty within […]

Posted on 22 May 2018

Decentralisation key to empowering energy consumers

Digitisation and distributed energy resources are helping to facilitate a new trend of empowered consumers. Provided governments and regulators allow for it, consumers can play a key role in the grand energy transition, according to a new report by the World Energy Council. This happening at a time when we are seeing a shift in […]

Posted on 15 November 2017

SET Award 2018: Who are the top innovators in the energy transition?

Bonn/Berlin/London, 14 November 2017. SET, an initiative by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur – the German Energy Agency (dena) – in cooperation with strategic partner, the World Energy Council, has launched the second round of the international award ‘Start Up Energy Transition’ (SET) during the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany. Young companies […]

Posted on 14 November 2017

Panama’s Energy Secretary to host launch of new national member committee

As Panama announces plans to build its own LNG terminal, the World Energy Council formally voted in the country on 14 July, as its latest national member committee. The member committee will be officially launched on 22 August in Panama City and will bring together Panama’s Energy Secretary, Victor Urrutia, who is hosting the event […]

Posted on 18 July 2017

Strategic foresight expert joins the World Energy Council

The OECD’s former Head of Strategic Foresight, Angela Wilkinson,  joins the World Energy Council as Senior Director for the Council’s World Energy Scenarios portfolio. Angela Wilkinson is joining the World Energy Council to further strengthen the Council’s Scenarios capability, working with Ged Davis, Executive Chair of the Council’s Scenarios flagship study. As the former Head of […]

Posted on 13 July 2017

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