Posts tagged as WEC

Paris agreement welcomed

  Christoph Frei, the secretary general of the World Energy Council, has welcomed the agreement reached at the COP21 meetings held in Paris recently, saying the world’s leaders now have a vision for the future. The challenge, he says, is to turn words into measurable actions at both national and regional levels and to close […]

World Energy Trilemma: Priority actions on climate change and how to balance the trilemma

  This 2015 World Energy Trilemma report is a key departure for the World Energy Council’s community. In its previous research the Council engaged business leaders, policymakers and investors in analysing what is needed for energy investment to flow in support of achieving the three goals – energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability – of the energy […]

Tender for new gas-fired generation on the cards

The World Energy Council (WEC) reports that South Africa’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) office in the Department of Energy is planning a tender for 3000 MW of new gas-fired generation to ameliorate severe power shortages. A request for information (RFI) is expected in March 2015. The issue was discussed in February 2015 by ministers and […]

South Africa – truly on the horns of a trilemma

  South Africa’s energy system is a textbook illustration of the challenges outlined in the World Energy Council’s (WEC’s) energy trilemma model, says Brian Statham, Chairman of South Africa’s WEC member committee. Finding a balance between energy equity, energy security and environmental sustainability is at the heart of the policy debate in both government and business […]

Highlights from the Africa Energy Indaba

  Compiled by Roger Lilley, editor The 6th Africa Energy Indaba, which was adopted by the World Energy Council (WEC) as its African regional event, presented by the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) and supported by the African Union (AU) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, drew over 400 delegates from Africa and […]

An assessment of national energy and climate policies in South Africa