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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

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

The Council speaks to SET100 Finalist Alexie Seller, from Pollinate Energy

Alexie Seller is the Cofounder and CEO of Pollinate Energy and one of the finalists in the SET100 initiative. She has always been part of the energy industry, having graduated with first class honours from a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Arts, and worked for one of Australia’s most progressive renewable energy retailers before setting […]

Posted on 30 May 2018

The Council launches 2018 Issues Monitor with dynamic interactive tool

A new survey highlights shifting priorities in the energy sector with an accelerating transition towards digitalisation, decentralisation and decarbonisation. On a global scale, innovative technologies such as energy storage, renewable energies and market design are impacting top action priorities for energy leaders globally in 2018. In its ninth year, The World Energy Issues Monitor 2018: […]

Posted on 22 May 2018

Global start-ups shine at SET Award 2018

Start Up Energy Transition (SET), an initiative by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur – the German Energy Agency (dena) in cooperation with the World Energy Council, has announced the winners of the SET Award 2018. The finalists were awarded for the most promising contributions to the energy transition and climate protection in six categories: Ionomr Innovations (Canada) in the […]

Posted on 19 April 2018

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

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

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

UNIDO and World Energy Council to promote sustainable energy policies

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Energy Council signed a Joint Declaration to support the global dissemination of sustainable energy solutions. Under the new partnership, UNIDO and the World Energy Council committed to develop the leadership skills and the overall capacity of energy leaders and policy makers from developing countries; as […]

Posted on 12 September 2017

Empowering energy for rural entrepreneurs at Demex

With less than a month to go the countdown is on until the Mexican Government and World Energy Council host the World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City.

Posted on 17 August 2017

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