President of Argentine MC speaks to us ahead of our WELS in Bariloche
Ahead of our World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Bariloche next month we speak to Jorge Bacher, President of the Council’s Argentine member committee, about his expectations for the event; the country’s contribution to the energy transition, energy prices, and the rise of renewable energy generation. Mr Bacher has worked for PwC until 2017 and has been a partner for 28 years. His primary role is the Energy & Utilities (E&U) Leader for Argentina and South America. He has also been a member of the PwC Global E&U Council for many years. He has been in his role as President for the last four years.
The Council launches 2018 Issues Monitor with new interactive tool
A new survey highlights shifting priorities in the energy sector with an accelerating transition towards digitalisation, decentralisation and decarbonisation. On a global scale, innovative technologies such as energy storage, renewable energies and market design are impacting top action priorities for energy leaders globally in 2018. In its ninth year, The World Energy Issues Monitor 2018: ‘Perspectives on the Grand Energy Transition’ published by the World Energy Council, through an analysis of critical issues affecting the energy system, provides nine global, six regional and 38 national issues maps, as well as a dynamic interactive online tool.
We speak to SET100 finalist Alexie Seller from Pollinate Energy
Alexie Seller is the Cofounder and CEO of Pollinate Energy and one of the finalists in the SET100 initiative. She has always been part of the energy industry, having graduated with first class honours from a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Arts, and worked for one of Australia’s most progressive renewable energy retailers before setting her sights on Bangalore. Currently she focusses her efforts on bringing sustainable energy, clean water and financial independence to communities usually deemed as untouchable by providing the tools and the knowledge for it.
Christoph Frei explores the energy transition ahead of Issues Monitor launch
The World Energy Council recently published its annual World Energy Issues Monitor, which identifies stress points affecting the global energy transition. Dena, the German Energy Agency, took the opportunity to talk with the Council’s Secretary General, Christoph Frei, about the topics that are most important to us regarding the transformation of the energy system.
World Energy Week Milan website goes live!
World Energy Week Milan now has a dedicated website where you can access the latest information about the event hosted by the Council’s Italian member committee, 8 – 11 October. Innovation, new technologies, resilience and energy access are topics set to be high on the agenda this year. Visit the website to find out more!
Christoph Frei addresses Oxford Energy Society
More than 40 students from the University of Oxford participated in a lively debate on the Energy Transition, spearheaded by special guest speaker, Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council. Dr Frei gave an informative presentation to the Oxford Energy Society on the status of the Energy transition: “When it comes to energy transition or environmental sustainability, there are three fundamental drivers: energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability. These three goals constitute a ‘trilemma’ and we need, at all times, a balance between them.”
FEL 100 workshop: Energy Transition – roles and values
On 13-14 of April, the Hungarian Young Professionals in Energy (HYPE) together with Future Energy Leaders (FEL) Romania, organised the second FEL-100 Workshop: “Energy Transition – Roles and values”, hosted once again by the World Energy Council in Budapest. Einari Kisel – World Energy Council Regional Manager and Senior Fellow (European Policies), opened the workshop with a keynote showcasing the most innovative technology evolutions, while also mentioning the main challenges of the EU energy sector.
The Council leads debate at St Petersburg International Economic Forum
On 24 – 25 May, the Council led a roundtable on Digitalisation and Future Energy Systems, supported by our partner Rosseti, at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia. Christoph Frei’s time in Russia included a meeting with Minister Novak and Board member Oleg Budargin, and participating in a session on the complexities of digitalisation and nuclear. On the side-lines of SPIEF, Sputnik news spoke to Christoph Frei about the prospects for energy in the wake of increasing digitalisation.