Council Chair addresses delegates at World Energy Week
Younghoon David Kim opened a packed joint World Energy Leaders’ Summit and Energy Trilemma plenary, which was an opportunity for global energy leaders from both the public and private sector to discuss critical issues and design a long-term energy policy under the framework of the Energy Trilemma. Chair Kim said: “I am very pleased to welcome all of you to the Opening Plenary of the joint session of the World Energy Leaders’ Summit and Energy Trilemma Summit. I want to thank our host, the Portuguese Member Committee of the World Energy Council as well as the Portuguese government for their support for this event…”
The Council signs a pact to strengthen cooperation with Eurasia
The World Energy Council and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) have signed an agreement highlighting the importance of cooperation in promoting and planning activities for effective energy capacity use in Eurasia. Under the new partnership, the Council and the EEC have committed to share experiences and best practice and develop sustainable energy policies, while strengthening the overall capacity of energy leaders and policy makers from five countries in the Eurasian region: Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Lithuania, three of whom are already members of the Council.
Trends and innovations in Austria’s energy future
Austria’s energy industry will see many new challenges in the future in the face of both national and global unstoppable emerging disruptive trends impacting the sector. In this context, the Council’s Austrian Young Energy Professionals recently presented the results of their working group 2 paper, ‘Austria Energy Future: Trends and innovations’, at an energy forum organised by the Styrian energy company, Energie Steiermark AG, last month. The paper presents new ideas and concepts that are potentially ground-breaking for international energy companies and thus, giving, the Austrian energy industry a competitive advantage.
The Council presents to energy leaders at Hydropower Development 2017
Since 1980, total global electricity generation deriving from hydropower, has more than doubled with a strong upward trend over the last thirteen years. Hydropower has been and is still one of the most important CO2-free source for electricity generation globally. Dr Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, Chair of the Council’s Resources study group, presented at the Hydropower Development 2017 conference which convened senior executives and experts from the hydropower industry. The conference held in Luxembourg last month, focused on in-depth insights into the latest policy & legislation regulations, and technology developments.
Africa Energy Indaba 2017
The global energy sector is undergoing significant transformations that will impact on addressing the climate challenge. The World Energy Council and its network are taking an active part at COP23 to shape the global dialogue towards sustainable energy. Member committees and their members or national delegations, are invited to join us during the following events on 15 November 2017 in Bonn:
- Breakfast briefing “Driving the energy transition through innovative business models and technology”, 8am, Bonn Marriott World Conference Hotel: co-organised by the World Energy Council, BDI and the International Chamber of Commerce. This event is by invitation only so please contact us for more information Cliodhna O’Flaherty-Mouscadet OFlaherty@worldenergy.org
- World Energy Trilemma launch, UNFCCC official side event, 13.15 – 14.45, COP23 Bonn zone, meeting room 2: co-organised with the Estonian Environment Ministry. If you are attending COP23 and have access to the Bonn zone, join the high-level panel with energy and environment leaders for the launch of the World Energy Trilemma. For more information contact Florence Mazzone firstname.lastname@example.org
- Exclusive high-level Dinner “Collaboration and Innovation: Leading to a Sustainable Future”, 19.00, Bonn Marriott World Conference Hotel: co-organised with Weltenergierat- Deutschland. This event is by invitation only, please contact Lena Dente Dente@worldenergy.org