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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

Trends and innovations in Austria’s energy future

Austria’s energy industry will see many new challenges in the future in the face of both national and global unstoppable emerging disruptive trends impacting the sector. In this context, the Council’s Austrian Young Energy Professionals recently presented the results of their working group 2 paper, ‘Austria Energy Future: Trends and innovations’, at an energy forum […]

Posted on 31 October 2017

Latin America plays central role in the energy transition

In addition to launches of two of the World Energy Council’s newest member committees – Panama and the Dominican Republic in August, Latin America and the Caribbean has been playing a central role in the energy sector as the region undergoes a major transformation. The Council’s Secretary General, Dr Christoph Frei and Vice Chair of […]

Posted on 29 September 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

Dominican Republic officially joins the Council as it seeks to diversify its energy mix

  The Council welcomed the Dominican Republic as its 96th member committee, while promoting diversification in the country’s energy mix, at  launch event held at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (Intec), last month. During the ceremony, World Energy Council, Secretary General, Dr Christoph Frei, highlighted the challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector and […]

Posted on 28 September 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

Join the World Energy Council at COP23

The World Energy Council, its partners and network are taking an active role at the UNFCCC 23rd Conference of the Parties in Bonn. We invite all energy and climate leaders to join us during two key events: on 15 November, attend the UNFCCC official side event launch of the World Energy Trilemma report & Index and the day before join the kick-off moment for the ‘Start Up Energy Transition Awards. Read more.

Posted on 10 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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