Empowering women from Chile to Rajasthan
The Council was delighted to welcome four amazing Women Solar Engineers from Chile, during an afternoon of inspirational conversation on 15 March. Susanna Garcia, Isabel Caripan, Silvia Huarachi and Sunilda Flores, also known as ‘Solar Mamas’, recently completed a gruelling and rewarding 6 months solar engineering training organised by the Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan, India. On their way back to Chile, they flew in to London to tell us about their remarkable experience.
The Future of Energy: Interview with Christoph Frei
The energy industry is being shaped by a number of risk factors, including moves toward decentralisation and digitalisation, shifting demand and prices, as well as sustainability as a public policy issue. As these risks shift, so do the opportunities. Early this month in Dubai, Dr Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, spoke about the future of the energy industry during Marsh and McLennan’s Energy Industry Conference. Marsh and their team at Brink News, caught up with Dr Frei following the conference.
Join the Council at Berlin Energy Week!
More than 3,000 participants from government, industry, the energy sector and tech scene spanning approximately 90 countries, will gather in Germany, during ‘Berlin Energy Week in mid-April. The SET Tech Festival, Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue and Event Horizon, which all form part of the Berlin Energy Week, will convene leading players, including 100 highlevel speakers in the global energy transition. The week will kick off with the 2018 Start-up Energy Transition Awards hosted by the Deutsche EnergieAgentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency, in conjunction with the World Energy Council.
The Grand Transition: The Latin American context
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’.
Promo codes for Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Awards/ Event Horizon
We would like to thank all member committees for their enthusiasm and active participation in promoting the 2018 SET Awards and nominating reading jury members. 18 start-ups from 13 countries, including China, Kenya, Germany and Israel have made it to the final of the Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Awards, and will present their business models for climate protection at the SET Tech Festival on 16 April in Berlin. As a major partner, the Council’s network enjoys a 40% discount on ticket prices on the Tech Festival using the promo code [email protected] and a 25% discount on ticket prices on Event Horizon using the promo code WECEH18. Get your promo codes before it’s too late! Read more about the awards and the finalists here