Uniting the energy and blockchain sectors at Berlin Energy Week
The SET Tech Festival, Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) and Event Horizon, which all formed part of Berlin Energy Week, 16 – 19 April, convened leading players including 100 high-level speakers in the global energy transition, with more than 3,000 participants from government, industry, the energy sector and tech scene spanning approximately 90 countries. On 17 April, the Event Horizon joined forces and united the Who’s Who of both the traditional energy and innovative blockchain sectors, once again, in the Power Station Mitte. Six winning start-ups were announced at BETD’s evening reception, which brought together guests of the Tech Festival, Event Horizon and the Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Award 2018.
Global Start-ups shine at SET Award 2018
18 start-ups from 13 countries, including China, Kenya, Germany and Israel, presented their business models for climate protection to top investors and additional attendees in a week which kicked off with the SET Tech Festival and 2018 Start-up Energy Award. Start-ups and delegates watched the finalists’ presentations and established contact with potential customers, investors and energy leaders in the Berlin Kulturbrauerei. The awards were hosted by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – in conjunction with the World Energy Council.
Diversifying and complementing Colombia’s energy basket
The Colombian member committee of the Council and SER Colombia, Renewable Energy Association, convened the second international meeting on renewable energies, in the city of Barranquilla, 4- 5 April. Regulatory advances for the use of non-conventional renewable energy sources (FNCER) and their integration into the country’s electricity system was high on the agenda. The challenges of diversifying and complementing Colombia’s energy basket was also discussed. It was agreed technologies such as non-conventional renewables, should be incorporated into Colombia’s energy mix, guaranteeing security of supply, and making the population’s access to modern energy service more accessible.Read More
Two months to go until our World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Argentina!
The Council is excited to host its first World Energy Leaders’ Summit for 2018 and Latin American Regional conference in Bariloche, Argentina, on 12- 15 June. The event, Grand Energy Transition – The Latin American Context, will convene global energy leaders, including H.E Juan Jose Aranguren, Minister of Energy, who will address participants with a keynote opening speech. In a series of high-level dialogues, participants will address topics and trends critical to the energy sector such as ‘Regional pathways to a new and better energy future in the face of the Grand Transition’ and ‘Preparing for disruptive technologies and innovative business models’.
PRESENTATION OF ENERGY AND GEOSTRATEGY 2018
Once again, this year, the Spanish member committee of the Council will present the 2018 edition of the publication “Energy and Geostrategy”. This is the fifth year the event is being held organised together with the Spanish Ministry of Defense and the Spanish Energy Club. As on previous occasions, the speakers will address issues that highlight the special relationship between geopolitics and energy. The 2018 edition will cover topics such as Climate governance and Paris Agreement; the role of energy in the Russian Federation’s Geostrategy; the Geopolitics of energy in Turkey and its wider neighbourhood; India: Energy Geo-politics, as well as the Geopolitics of the energy in Sahel. In this year’s edition there will also be an interview with Miguel Arias Cañete, the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy.