Scottish Government to co-host World Energy Council Executive Assembly and Energy Trilemma Summit in Aberdeen

21st June 2022

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Scottish Government to co-host World Energy Council Executive Assembly and Energy Trilemma Summit in Aberdeen

Transformational solutions in turbulent times: Energy Trilemma Summit on 13 October

20 June 2022 -- The Scottish Government is to co-host the World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Summit and 2022 Executive Assembly from 12-13 October in Aberdeen, attended by the Council’s worldwide membership community. Adopting the theme, ‘Transformational solutions in turbulent times’, the world’s oldest and preeminent energy community will discuss practical actions to accelerate clean and just energy transitions in all global regions, with special attention to transformational solutions that address the energy trilemma of security, affordability, and environmental sustainability. 

These two notable events bring together the World Energy Council’s leadership and expert community from nearly 100 countries. The event is part of the countdown to the Council’s centenary anniversary celebrating its remarkable 100-year track record of listening, learning and leading in energy since 1923, and the first World Power Conference in 1924 when Kilmarnock entrepreneur Daniel Nicol Dunlop founded the world’s first, permanent energy organisation that could transcend national politics. 

“The world is in crisis, and this is a significant moment in energy,” said Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO, World Energy Council. “Our world energy community is convening in person, in Aberdeen, to forge a new energy narrative which pulls new and more diverse energy interests together. Accelerating clean and just energy transitions in all world regions is essential and best progressed with transformational solutions that empower people to manage all three dimensions of the World Energy Trilemma - energy security, equity and affordability, and environmental sustainability, at all levels of society.” 

The Executive Assembly, the Council’s annual governance meeting that brings together the World Energy Community, will take place on 12 October 2022. The following day, 13 October, the invitation-only Energy Trilemma Summit, themed ‘Transformational solutions in turbulent times’, will explore the new global context of energy security and affordability, and the implications for trade-offs and transformational solutions.  

Noting the importance of a progressive energy leadership dialogue and the importance of collaborative actions, Dr Wilkinson said: 

“By bringing together the World Energy Community in Aberdeen, through the generous support of the Scottish government, our Executive Assembly and Energy Trilemma Summit will address opportunities to reset the energy leadership agenda, achieve transformational outcomes, and mobilise people-centric energy trilemma solutions which progress clean and just energy transitions in all regions.” 

Michael Matheson, the Scottish Government’s Net Zero & Energy Secretary, said:

“We are delighted to co-host the World Energy Council’s 2022 Executive Assembly and Energy Trilemma Summit. At this critical time, when the world is battling both the climate and the cost-of-living crisis, energy dialogues need to focus on solutions that balance the core dimensions of the World Energy Trilemma - security, affordability and equity, and environmental sustainability – to ensure no region, city or community is left behind.  

“Scotland continues to take forward the COP 26 legacy and strengthens its commitment to deliver a just energy transition. I am therefore pleased that it will be Aberdeen, a world-leading energy city, actively engaged in energy transition and with a long history of innovation, that welcomes the Council’s diverse and inclusive energy community to reset the global energy narrative ahead of COP27 in Egypt.” 

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About the World Energy Council  

The World Energy Council is the principal impartial network of energy leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable, and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all. Formed in 1923, the Council is the premiere global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum, with over 3,000 member organisations in over 90 countries, drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs, and energy stakeholders. We inform global, regional, and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events including the World Energy Congress and publishing authoritative studies, and work through our extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue.  

Further details at and @WECouncil 

About the Scottish Government 

The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland and has a range of responsibilities that include: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport, and taxation. 

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