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Remove year: 2017

The potential for Blockchain Technology in the energy sector

The Council has produced a new white paper on the developing role of blockchain, drawing from interviews with companies and organisations actively involved in blockchain projects in the energy industry from the US, Europe, China, Japan and New Zealand. The paper developed in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) looks at the potential of blockchain technology for […]

Posted on 15 December 2017

World Energy Council Chair, Younghoon David Kim, addresses 2017 international energy symposium

World Energy Council  Chair,  Younghoon David Kim, addressed delegates at the  2017 International energy Symposium, organised by the Korean member committee of the Council. “As I begin, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Korea Member Committee of the World Energy Council for all their preparations for today’s symposium. “If one attends […]

Posted on 29 November 2017

French member committee resumes La Revue de l’Énergie

One of France’s most respected energy journals has been resumed, after ceasing publication in 2016, thanks to the commitment of the Conseil Français de l’Énergie, the French member committee of the Council. For nearly seventy years, it has been one of the forums for debate on energy issues in France and globally,  connecting the academic, […]

Posted on 29 November 2017

Christoph Frei explores decarbonising the energy sector ahead of COP23

Is there a model for how national governments can create the right set of sustainable energy policies? There is no doubt that the energy sector worldwide is undergoing a dramatic transition in which governments are playing their part. Many attribute this transition to the need to prevent, or at least plan for the potential impact […]

Posted on 29 November 2017

The Council talks to Rudy Ramirez Chair of the Dominican Republic member committee

As the Dominican Republic (DR) joined the Council as our 96th, member committee in August, we talked to its Chair, Rudy Manuel Ramirez Perez, about the recent extreme weather events affecting the Latin America and Caribbean region, the transitioning electricity sector within the republic, as well his immediate priorities for the committee. Rudy graduated in […]

Posted on 29 November 2017

Innovation and blockchain tech high on the agenda at the 10th Africa Energy Indaba

Leading figures within the African energy scene will convene at the 10th Annual Africa Energy Indaba, the World Energy Council’s annual African regional meeting, to discuss the importance of innovation and regional integration at a time when the energy sector is undergoing a major transition. The World Energy Council will be holding a high-level Energy […]

Posted on 7 December 2017

Addressing the climate challenge at COP23

The World Energy Council, its partners and network took an active role at the UNFCCC 23rd Conference of the Parties in Bonn, where  the 2017 World Energy Trilemma report & Index was launched  followed by a panel discussion on ‘New Policy Dilemmas in the Energy Transition’. The launch on 15 November, set the context for high-level dialogue […]

Posted on 29 November 2017

European Energy and Climate Policy in a new Global Context : World Energy Day

Post COP 23, around 150 energy experts from industry, science and politics within Germany and abroad, convened to explore the “new realities” facing the energy sector globally at the 2017 World Energy Day, Berlin, on 21 November. In his welcoming address, Dr Uwe Franke, President of the World Energy Council – Germany, stressed that no […]

Posted on 29 November 2017

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

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