Press Release: The World Energy Council and Clean Energy Ministerial partner to empower communities to accelerate clean and just energy transitions

22nd September 2022

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The World Energy Council and Clean Energy Ministerial partner to empower communities to accelerate clean and just energy transitions

22 September 2022: The World Energy Council and the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support collaboration between a pioneering group of countries in the acceleration towards clean and just energy transitions by involving more people and diverse communities in using the World Energy Trilemma framework.

Compounding crises have triggered a demand-driven global energy shock and demonstrated the inextricable relationship between energy security, affordability, and sustainability. The Council’s World Energy Trilemma framework uses 45 metrics to track the progress of these three dimensions to benchmark energy policy performance in 120 countries.  

This collaboration aims to enable people and communities at all levels of society to work alongside governments and companies to:

  • Add their voices, better understand their choices, and play an active part in accelerating clean and just energy transitions
  • Design and implement demand-driven energy trilemma solutions
  • Shape integrated policies and contribute to multidimensional performance assessments
  • Exchange best practices and accelerate the pace of shared learning
  • Hold leaders accountable through an objective mechanism to evaluate and track performance

Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council, said: 

“As a society, we cannot expect to solve climate change through one giant leap. Instead, accelerating clean and just energy transitions will require hundreds of thousands of smaller steps that involve people of all ages, demographics, and corners of the globe. For too long, conversations around the energy transition have been mostly limited to a small group of people. Through our partnership with the Clean Energy Ministerial, we seek to breakdown this convention by promoting a more fair, inclusive, and human approach to energy – a requirement for real, lasting impact.”

Dan Dorner, Head of Secretariat for the Clean Energy Ministerial, said:

“We are thrilled to partner with the World Energy Council to advance an inclusive and equitable clean energy future bringing under-represented and marginalized voices to the table.. We want them to both feel  a part and be at the heart of clean energy transitions. Together, we can build a more resilient, equitable society and promote a human-focused energy framework.”

About the World Energy Council

The World Energy Council is the world's oldest independent and impartial community of energy leaders and practitioners. Through our Humanising Energy vision, we are working to involve more people and communities in accelerating clean and just energy transitions in all world regions. Formed in 1923, the Council convenes diverse energy interests, with over 3,000 member organisations in around 90 countries drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, and civil society. The Council convenes leadership dialogues including the World Energy Congress to enable new collaborations and drive impact, and provides a range of practical tools and briefings to help its members and wider stakeholders define and better manage energy transitions including the World Energy Trilemma Framework. We effectively collaborate on breakthrough impact programmes and inform local, regional, and global energy agendas in support of our enduring mission: to promote the sustainable use and supply of energy for the benefit of all people.

About the Clean Energy Ministerial 

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) brings together the world’s largest and leading countries, international organizations, and companies to achieve a single mission: accelerate clean energy transitions. Its members collectively account for 90% of the world’s installed clean power generation capacity, 80% of clean energy investments, and the vast majority of public R&D in clean energy technologies. Its activities span the clean energy spectrum, with a focus on deployment – from first demonstration to mass market.

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