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The World Energy Congress 2019 being organized in Abu Dhabi on 9-12 September 2019 envisions to provide a platform for dialogues among ministers, CEOs, policy makers and industry practitioners from various professional backgrounds and across nationalities on critical developments in energy & extractives. The Congress that would be 24thedition of the triennial World Energy Congress running since 1924, will see representations from about 150 countries of the world and discourse on a wide range of energy-related themes such as public policy, the outlook for hydrocarbon economies, beyond petroleum, new people power, the business outlook for oil, energy geopolitics, the role of governments in future of energy, innovations, start Ups, energy for prosperity among others.

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Updated: 21-08-2019 16:02 IST Created: 09-08-2019 20:06 IST
World Energy Congress 2019: Innovations and Narratives

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4:02 PMThe initial 'Desertec 1.0' vision has migrated to Desertec 3.0. Dii has issued its ground-breaking publication 'Desert Power 2050'. A cable study connecting the UAE with India gave better insight into the potential of synergies with foreign markets. Interconnections in other parts of MENA are also gaining momentum. Morocco has been a first mover for about 20 years, connecting to Spain. In Tunisia, the ELMED Interconnector is being revived.Also Read: Energy Transition in MENA: Desert Power 2030's Analysis and Predictions

1:24 PMClean and Affordable energy has become a focus on the energy sector throughout the globe, therefore an obvious concern for the 24th World Energy Council being held in Abu Dhabi next month. The researchers and policymakers both are seeing hydrogen with great hope. Marzia Zafar and Pauline Blanc present an analysis of the potential of hydrogen as a source of clean energy. Also Read: SDG 7: How much Hydrogen would contribute to Affordable and Clean Energy

1:20 PMAbu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is hosting the 24th World Energy Congress 2019 from 9th to 12th September in that would witness 250 speakers, 100 hours of learning and 70 sessions.Also Read: Abu Dhabi readies to welcome delegates of World Energy Congress 2019

1:12 PMThe campaign of 'Beyond Hydrocarbon' or Zero Carbon Energy got momentum after the United Nations in 2015 adopted 'Clean and Affordable Energy' as Global Goal 7 among 17 Sustainable Development Golas (SDGs) for the year 2030. Closely linked to this is SDG 13 - Climate Action; which has set trend for all the businesses including energy.Also Read: Clean & Affordable Energy: Big ambitions, hard realities, By Atul Arya for 24th WEC

1:03 PMENOC - sponsor and co-host of the 24th World Energy Congress being organised in Abu Dhabi on 9th-13th September 2019 - is credited to explore the potential of Dubai's energy assets, using primitive maps to navigate dusty roads when the Group was established in 1993 with a payroll of just 200 employees. Today, the Group has a swathe of first-rate infrastructure projects, generated the US $13.8 billion in economic value for Dubai in 2016 and recorded a total of 256 million barrels in 2018 alone. Also Read: ENOC aims to install 62 more world-class service stations by 2020 across the UAE

0:56 PMContent is driven by cold facts and case studies, and coloured by a provocative opinion from experts from every side of the debate to ensure an inspiring, informative and unique content experience. With no agenda, political affiliation, sectoral bias or preconceptions, the programme will deliver the information and interpretation that allows better decisions to be made. The programme looks at the energy market in the realistic context of economic uncertainty, political instability, material possibility and opportunity. Also Read: WEC 2019: Four days of true knowledge sharing and joyful learning in Abu Dhabi

0:52 PMInvestment opportunities are numerous and variable. For example, Asia, and a few large energy and financial players, will continue to bring proof of concept at large-scale, for almost every form of energy. Also Read: 3 themes of oil market & investment scope in energy, By Leila Benali, APICORP

0:50 PMWith 1% for the arts applied to 6 trillion in renewable energy investment we can bring about a transformation of our cultural landscape along with the transition of our energy landscape, making new artistic landmarks to this important time in human history.Also Read: Renewable Art: An Artistic way spruce up clean energy technology in WEC 2019

7:56 PM"I hope that the 24th World Energy Congress 2019 at Abu Dhabi will become a turning point in helping people realise that nuclear power plays a key role in bringing prosperity to people around the world. Indeed, besides being an environmentally-friendly and reliable source of energy, nuclear power makes a significant contribution to solving the issue of climate change," said Kirill Komarov. Read the Full Interview. Also Read: Global Goal of 25 % of nuclear electricity by 2050 is achievable: Kirill Komarov

4:11 PMThe Global Energy Prize laureate's innovations for increased energy efficiency and use of renewable energy and clean technologies for traditional energy processing innovations would be an added advantage for participants of 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi.Also Read: Global Energy Prize laureates' technological innovations on Clean Energy alongside WEC

4:06 PMDubai based AMEA Power has emerged as a leading investor in African nations in the energy sector and is delivering projects to meet the huge energy demand in the African subcontinent.Also Read: UAE's AMEA Power sees huge investment opportunities in Energy sector in Africa

5:50 PM“If you ask me today what a young energy professional should train in, I would volunteer coding, artificial intelligence, autonomous manufacturing and process control systems, social media and digital skills. With equal sincerity my father would have told you to become a process engineer. By the time my children are asked this question - and we will still then be some way short of a world with a perfect balance of energy sustainability, security and equity - I suspect my advice will seem terribly out of date.”Also Read: Acting today to meet skills gaps in the future, By Chairman, 24th WEC, Abu Dhabi

5:41 PMSome countries have begun to pivot for future energy security. The UAE, to use just one example, is developing and deploying renewable (the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park) and nuclear (the Barakah power plant) energy programmes at a breakneck pace, diversifying energy sources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving system resilience in the process. It is bold action that should pay off in the long run.Also Read: Energy security: Changing Contours, Emerging Concerns

4:14 PMIn anticipation of the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi on 9th-12th September 2019, the Council is preparing a global energy foresight stocktake and refresh. As a part of this project, it has undertaken a comparison of the assumptions, narratives, and numbers found in a peer group of global energy scenarios of interest to its members. The review has also been analysed in relation to the Council’s ongoing horizon-scanning processes, including its annual Issues Monitor as well as interviews and leadership dialogues conducted in 2018. Also Read: 24th WEC: How World Energy Council's 'Global energy Scenarios' would be a Guide

4:10 PMAs energy professionals, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and policymakers et all are going to gather for intellectual discourse on energy in the triannual event of the World Energy Council - the 24th World Energy Congress in September, the Argentina World Energy Council Member Committee presents an energy journey of Argentina. Also Read: 24th WEC 2019: A tale of the shale revolution in South America's Argentina

1:41 PMWorld Energy Council to launch an interactive tool for Dynamic Energy Resilience in 24th Congress in Abu Dhabi. Currently, the World Energy Council’s Dynamic Resilience workstream is looking at extreme weather and cyber resilience. We are using extreme weather case studies to identify key broader issues within the Dynamic Energy Resilience framework, with the aim of launching the relevant interactive tool at the 24th World Energy Congress. For cyber-resilience, we are developing a program using the scenarios to explore best practice.Also Read: 24th WEC 2019: Managing Dynamic Energy Resilience with an Interactive Tool

10:36 AMToday, building on the expertise developed in our country over the past decades and our positioning as an energy hub, we are delivering some of the world’s most ambitious, forward-looking and innovative energy projects in line with the UAE Energy Strategy 2050. Hosting the 24th Congress will cement the UAE and Abu Dhabi positions as a global force in international energy policy,” said Mubadala’s Petroleum & Petrochemicals CEO, Musabbeh Al Kaabi. Read the Full Interview.Also Read: WEC 2019 to cement Abu Dhabi & UAE positions as Global Energy force: Musabbeh Al Kaabi

10:34 AMRenewables, Social Engagement and Social License to Prosperity. Falck Renewables on the four Ds shaping the fast-paced energy transition we are experiencing in our times. Also Read: 4 Ds shaping fast-paced energy transition, By Alessandro Costa, Falck Renewables

10:31 AMThe 24th World Energy Congress Preview's interaction with one of Congress speakers Lisa Davis, CEO, Gas and Power, Siemens AG.Also Read: Sector Coupling among most innovative areas in Energy: Lisa Davis, WEC Speaker

10:25 AMThe biggest disappointment has undoubtedly been nuclear energy. When I was growing up, we all thought that nuclear power would be the magic bullet that would provide safe, secure and sustainable energy said Lord Brown. Read the Full Interview.Also Read: 20 yrs ago 'Beyond Petroleum' was as leaving the Church: Lord Browne, L1 Energy

10:20 AMThese top 100 Global Energy Start-ups representing 31 countries were selected from amongst 450 entries from 80 countries of the world are being given the opportunity to present their business models in the 24th World Energy Congress 2019 being organised in Abu Dhabi from 9th to 12th September 2019. Sponsored by DEWA, the SET 2019 finalists will be located in the Innovation Hub, dedicated to showing their products and services and the business models behind them. They will also be participating in various sessions throughout the four-day event, taking place under the theme of Energy for Prosperity including the innovation's role in driving the energy transition.Also Read: Top 100 Global energy Start-ups to show business models at WEC 2019 in Abu Dhabi

10:13 AMTwo hundred of the most respected energy experts, pioneers and decision-makers from around the globe have lined up to lead the discussions at World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi. Also Read: 24 days left to 24th World Energy Congress 2019 in UAE's Capital Abu Dhabi

9:22 PMGreece, Israel, Cyprus, and the United States agreed to enhance cooperation in energy, cyber and infrastructure security, Greek Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said on Wednesday after ministers of the four countries met in Athens.Also Read: World this Week on Energy: Energy News Roundup, 5th to 9th August 2019

8:32 PMThe energy transition is nothing new, but the challenges of managing a successful and global energy transition are unprecedented. Energy systems are changing fast, shaped by many factors and more diverse actors.Also Read: WEC's Energy Transition Toolkit: A Guide for New Energy Futures

7:29 PMNuno Silva, Technology and Innovation Director at Efacec on his thoughts on energy jobs of the future and the FELs programme at the upcoming 24th World Energy Congress being organised in Abu Dhabi on 9-12 September 2019. Also Read: FEL 100 will become real change-makers: Nuno Silva, In Conversation with WECP

6:15 PMOne of 24th World Road Congress Speakers, Isabelle Kocher, CEO, Engie provides us with her insights into challenges facing the energy sector, focus areas for innovation and her expectations of the 24th World Energy Congress. Also Read: Expect to hear experts on ZCE and to create value & prosperity: Isabelle Kocher

6:46 PMIn order to achieve these goals, we recognize that we cannot rely on business as usual, but must think and act differently in how we integrate technology, upskill our people, broaden our partnerships and demonstrate environmental leadership. Also Read: Mission Oil and Gas 4.0: Enabling Global Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Age

6:16 PMDialogue findings at AMER8 will help to inform the 17th IEF Ministerial Meeting that will be hosted by China and co-hosted by Morocco in 2020. India will seek to advance these ministerial dialogue outcomes convening the 9th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER9) in New Delhi, India in 2021, providing continuity and sharpening collective focus on relevant and common global energy security issues. Also Read: AMER8 will be held alongside the 24th World Energy Congress 2019 in Abu Dhabi

6:00 PM“We’re in situation where you design a new building and there’s maybe thousands of protocols you need to comply with, which are not necessarily constituted to innovation, and also make it impossible for authorities to actually enforce the codes, because no one wants to check every building out of 30,000 buildings," said Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of Emirates GBC. The experts in Dubai are highlighting the need to plan for Net Zero Energy Building (NZED) and fully energy sufficient cities. Also Read: Net Zero Energy Building: A roadmap for energy sufficient cities of future

21-08-2019 04:02:13 PM

Energy Transition in MENA: Desert Power 2030's Analysis and Predictions

Energy Transition in MENA: Desert Power 2030's Analysis and Predictions

The initial 'Desertec 1.0' vision has migrated to Desertec 3.0. Dii has issued its ground-breaking publication 'Desert Power 2050'. A cable study connecting the UAE with India gave better insight into the potential of synergies with foreign markets. Interconnections in other parts of MENA are also gaining momentum. Morocco has been a first mover for about 20 years, connecting to  Spain. In Tunisia, the ELMED Interconnector is being revived.

Also Read: Energy Transition in MENA: Desert Power 2030's Analysis and Predictions

 

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21-08-2019 01:24:06 PM

SDG 7: How much Hydrogen would contribute to Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 7: How much Hydrogen would contribute to Affordable and Clean Energy

Clean and Affordable energy has become a focus on the energy sector throughout the globe, therefore an obvious concern for the 24th World Energy Council being held in Abu Dhabi next month. The researchers and policymakers both are seeing hydrogen with great hope. Marzia Zafar and Pauline Blanc present an analysis of the potential of hydrogen as a source of clean energy. 

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21-08-2019 01:20:01 PM

Abu Dhabi readies to welcome delegates of World Energy Congress 201

Abu Dhabi readies to welcome delegates of World Energy Congress 201

Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is hosting the 24th World Energy Congress 2019 from 9th to 12th September in that would witness 250 speakers, 100 hours of learning and 70 sessions.

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21-08-2019 01:12:44 PM

Clean & Affordable Energy: Big ambitions, hard realities, By Atul Arya for 24th WEC

Clean & Affordable Energy: Big ambitions, hard realities, By Atul Arya for 24th WEC

The campaign of 'Beyond Hydrocarbon' or Zero Carbon Energy got momentum after the United Nations in 2015 adopted 'Clean and Affordable Energy' as Global Goal 7 among 17 Sustainable Development Golas (SDGs) for the year 2030. Closely linked to this is SDG 13 - Climate Action; which has set trend for all the businesses including energy.

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21-08-2019 01:03:15 PM

ENOC aims to install 62 more world-class service stations by 2020 across the UAE

ENOC aims to install 62 more world-class service stations by 2020 across the UAE

ENOC - sponsor and co-host of the 24th World Energy Congress being organised in Abu Dhabi on 9th-13th September 2019 - is credited to explore the potential of Dubai's energy assets, using primitive maps to navigate dusty roads when the Group was established in 1993 with a payroll of just 200 employees. Today, the Group has a swathe of first-rate infrastructure projects, generated the US $13.8 billion in economic value for Dubai in 2016 and recorded a total of 256 million barrels in 2018 alone. 

Also Read: ENOC aims to install 62 more world-class service stations by 2020 across the UAE

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21-08-2019 12:56:51 PM

WEC 2019: Four days of true knowledge sharing and joyful learning in Abu Dhabi

WEC 2019: Four days of true knowledge sharing and joyful learning in Abu Dhabi

Content is driven by cold facts and case studies, and coloured by a provocative opinion from experts from every side of the debate to ensure an inspiring, informative and unique content experience. With no agenda, political affiliation, sectoral bias or preconceptions, the programme will deliver the information and interpretation that allows better decisions to be made. The programme looks at the energy market in the realistic context of economic uncertainty, political instability, material possibility and opportunity. 

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21-08-2019 12:52:52 PM

3 themes of oil market & investment scope in energy, By Leila Benali, APICORP

3 themes of oil market & investment scope in energy, By Leila Benali, APICORP

Investment opportunities are numerous and variable. For example, Asia, and a few large energy and financial players, will continue to bring proof of concept at large-scale, for almost every form of energy. 

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21-08-2019 12:50:27 PM

Renewable Art: An Artistic way spruce up clean energy technology in WEC 2019

Renewable Art: An Artistic way spruce up clean energy technology in WEC 2019

With 1% for the arts applied to 6 trillion in renewable energy investment we can bring about a transformation of our cultural landscape along with the transition of our energy landscape, making new artistic landmarks to this important time in human history.

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19-08-2019 07:56:23 PM

Global Goal of 25 % of nuclear electricity by 2050 is achievable: Kirill Komarov

Global Goal of 25 % of nuclear electricity by 2050 is achievable: Kirill Komarov

"I hope that the 24th World Energy Congress 2019 at Abu Dhabi will become a turning point in helping people realise that nuclear power plays a key role in bringing prosperity to people around the world. Indeed, besides being an environmentally-friendly and reliable source of energy, nuclear power makes a significant contribution to solving the issue of climate change," said Kirill Komarov. Read the Full Interview. 

Also Read: Global Goal of 25 % of nuclear electricity by 2050 is achievable: Kirill Komarov

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19-08-2019 04:11:34 PM

Global Energy Prize laureates' technological innovations on Clean Energy alongside WEC

Global Energy Prize laureates' technological innovations on Clean Energy alongside WEC

The Global Energy Prize laureate's innovations for increased energy efficiency and use of renewable energy and clean technologies for traditional energy processing innovations would be an added advantage for participants of 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi.

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