Welcome Letter

9th September 2019

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Welcome Letter from the World Energy Council, Secretary General & CEO, Dr. Christoph Frei

Distinguished Ministers, Partners, Delegates and Members, I am pleased to welcome you to the 24th World Energy Congress here in Abu Dhabi. The World Energy Council has tailored an exciting four-day programme under the theme Energy for Prosperity. In today’s era of energy abundance, we want to ensure that clean and renewable energy flows, so that all nations, people and the earth will flourish, leaving no one behind.

As the first World Energy Congress to be hosted by a Middle-Eastern country, this event represents a significant milestone. Not only is the region a major energy player, it is also undergoing critical transition efforts to sustainable energy.

Today, we face the challenges of just under 1 billion people still not having access to energy and the slowing of international cooperation and climate change. Meeting these challenges means accelerating on both the policy and innovation fronts.

The World Energy Congress stands at the heart of the global energy transition, bringing  governments, industry, innovators and academia together to share experiences and insights to deliver a successful energy transition.

As part of this endeavour, the Council is proud to present the SET100 Awards finalists, in cooperation with the German Energy Agency, dena. These are the best start-ups from our global network.

Finally, we are proud to launch the newest Insights from the World Energy Congress: the 2019 World Energy Scenarios and 2019 Energy Trilemma Index.

The latest version of our Energy Scenarios is the result of a strategic initiative to refresh our global foresight to 2040. Focused on innovation, these Scenarios will also look at the Constellation of Disruptions that will change the future of energy.

Improvement to our new 2019 Energy Trilemma Index include a more index-based methodology to enable countries to evaluate their performance by comparing past records. These tools contribute to the Council’s essential Transition Leader’s Toolkit.

What was true for the first World Energy Congress, is true today. We face a shared, mounting challenge in a highly politicised international scene. The Congress provides a way to navigate those critical challenges and deliver a sustainable global energy system for the prosperity of all.

Welcome to the 24th World Energy Congress.


  • Hi, Sir Christoph, thanks for the informative info from your Welcome Note, very inspiring & yet challenging. Inspiring because it triggers tracking down on new engineering natural path to innovative technology sense of new & better system approach to extract natural but most intelligent transition energy mechanism & power productivity efficiency harness/conversion technology to generate safest NRE power/renewable electricity from the most important biological NRE Source of All NRE Sources (Sun, Wind, Wave, Tidal & Earth’s GIC & OTEC Systems; or, Earth’s Dynamic Motions creating Vector Differential Power Dynamics of Cold & Hot Thermal Exchange (GTR>A;) Energy Inter-action Transition Flows in the form of underwater regulated & irregular currents, tidals, wave, tectonic kinetic energies, Coriolis/Ekman   Vector Hydro-Energy-dynamics; Power Densities Differentials - as long as the Earth is rotating & revolving within the reference frames of inter-actions between Air, Land & Water Energy Mechanics of the Earth Breathing Mechanism System: The OCEANS - which purpose: to extract green electricity 24/7, 100% Availability Factor for efficient & safest power application for the welfare of all humanity . Most challenging because, it requires to ingeniously “build-up/construct” the most innovative natural new & safest Energy & Power Thermodynamics Transition Exchange Mechanism of Natural Inter-actions of the Earth’s Energy & Force System Inter-actions (as long as the Earth is rotating & revolving.. - less pollution[s] or contaminats [0% content!] to define the most efficient & sustainable, continuous NR Energy & Power Thermodynamics Heat Exchange Mechanism to generate 24/7, 365 days/year 100% Energy & Power Vector Transition Conversion System! [which until now, no one on Earth - it appears perhaps - has formulated, configured, & figured it out into a Vector NRE Ocean Power Technology based Power Facility .... yes, Sir Christoph, very challenging ... But I can humbly propose it. Thank you .... - Gpw Bernard Bautista Rementilla - 26

    30.09.2019 at 17:32 | Gpw Bernard Bautista Rementilla

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