The 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi – more speakers confirmed
In September 2019, the world’s energy leaders will meet at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi to determine a course of Energy prosperity for nations, companies, societies, the environment and individuals. Conference sessions will bring together both established experts and thought leaders from across the globe. We are happy to announce some of the most recently confirmed speakers for this year’s Congress.
10th Edition of World Energy Issues Monitor is now launched
For the 10th anniversary of the World Energy Issues Monitor a record number of nearly 2,300 world energy leaders from 86 countries have contributed to the survey. The World Energy Issues Monitor 2019 through an analysis of critical issues affecting the energy system, provides seven global, six regional and 50 national issues maps, as well as an interactive online tool developed in cooperation with the World Energy Council’s Partner, Arup.
A look back at Africa Energy Indaba 2019
African and global energy leaders convened at the 11th annual Africa Energy INDABA in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 18th to 21st February. Over 3,200 visitors and 1,100 registered participants took part in an event where more than 150 speakers and 274 African & global CEOs were able to discuss challenges and solutions for the African energy sector under the theme “Solutions for Africa”
Start-Up Energy Transition Award (SET-100) Update
We are excited to share that after the end of our application phase on January 31st, we received almost 450 applications from 80 countries. We are now in the difficult, yet exciting process of putting together the SET100 for 2019 with our partners Early Metrics & finding out which finalists will be assessed by our high level jury. Who will be pitching in front of the ‘who’s who’ in the energy sector, in Berlin April 9th at SET19 Tech Festival? Stay tuned and get your early-bird tickets for Tech Festival!
The Council welcomes California ISO as its latest Innovation Partner
We are pleased to announce that the California Independent System Operator (ISO) has joined the World Energy Council as its latest Innovation Partner focusing on the topic of Energy Storage. The California ISO manages the flow of electricity across 26,000 miles of high-voltage power lines that serve 30 million Californians and millions more in their multi-state west-wide real-time market. As a non-profit, public benefit corporation, the ISO is a recognized world leader in transitioning the grid to one that is flexible and efficient in using zero and low-carbon generation resources.
Conseil Français de l’Énergie optimistic about unleashing limitless energy?
The Conseil Français de l’Énergie – the World Energy Council’s French Member Committee – organised a seminar under the theme “Non-energetic resources, a barrier to the energy transition? “. A major concern for a lot of industrial, rare metals are, most of the time, ignored by those who claim that renewables are the miracle solution to climate change. Mathieu Berthonnet, member of the FEL-France, told us some more details about the event.
Dutch Chapter of the World Energy Council publishes report on Hydrogen
Building on previous studies around Europe’s opportunities on its Energy Transition path the World Energy Council Netherlands launched a report titled ‘Hydrogen – industry as a catalyst, accelerating the decarbonisation of our economy to and post 2030’. Decarbonisation of energy usage is one of the biggest challenges facing industries globally. Energy usage both as a feedstock and as a source of heat and power need to be rapidly decarbonised with renewable electrons and molecules assuming a much larger share of primary energy consumption.
Secretary General Christoph Frei meets key energy players in Portugal
On February 4 the Portuguese Member Committee, APE hosted Dr. Christoph Frei, CEO and Secretary General of the World Energy Council, who travelled to Lisbon for several meetings. One of the objectives of Dr. Frei’s trip to Portugal was the presentation on energy transition entitled “Grand Transition, digital revolution & new energy realities”, under the AMEG – Advanced Management in Energy, training program of AESE, developed in partnership with the Association.
World Energy Scenarios workshop was hosted by Eesti Energia
On February 26, 2019 the World Energy Scenarios workshop – hosted by Eesti Energia- featured a diverse group of energy experts and thought leaders. The workshop participants dove deep in European regional narratives and explored innovations that will drive exponential growth.
The Council’s Romanian National Committee finalized the FOREN 2018 Message
The World Energy Council Romanian National Committee finalised the FOREN 2018 Message – with information and conclusions from the 14th edition of Central & Eastern Europe Regional Energy Forum. The Forum brought together over 550 participants in order to address a variety of the most topical subjects under the main theme “Central and Eastern Europe in the New Era of Energy Transition: Challenges, Investment Opportunities and Technological Innovations”
The Council’s Global Scenarios presented at IRENA’s workshop in Brazil
Claudia Cronenbold, the Vice Chair of Council’s Latin America Member Committee, travelled to Brazil to present the World Energy Council’s Global Energy Scenarios at the workshop, organised by IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) and co-hosted by the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Energy Research Office of Brazil. Workshop participants discussed issues regarding the use, development and capacity building of long-term energy scenarios (LTES) to support the clean energy transition, focusing on Latin America.