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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

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

The Council presents to energy leaders at Hydropower Development 2017

Since 1980, total global electricity generation deriving from hydropower, has more than doubled with a strong upward trend over the last thirteen years. Hydropower has been and is still one of the most important CO2-free source for electricity generation globally. Dr Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, Chair of the Council’s Resources study group, presented at the Hydropower Development […]

Posted on 31 October 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

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

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