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The World Energy Council (WEC) is the foremost global multi-energy organisation in the world today. WEC has Member Committees in over 90 countries, including most of the largest energy-producing and energy consuming countries. The 80-year-old organisation covers all types of energy, including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, and renewables, and is UN-accredited, non-governmental, non-commercial and non-aligned. WEC is a UK-registered charity headquartered in London. Its objective is the promotion of sustainable supply and energy use to the greatest benefit of all. The WEC therefore addresses our most fundamental need for survival, namely ENERGY.

WEC Information

The WEC mission is carried out through the Objects, which were approved at the WEC's founding in 1924 and modified over the years to keep up with the changing energy industry and the changes within the WEC. The objects as they exist today:
To promote the economic development and the peaceful use of energy resources for the greatest benefit of all, both nationally and internationally by considering:

  • Potential resources and the means of production, transportation, transformation and utilisation of energy
  • Energy consumption in its overall relationship to the growth of economic activity in the area
  • The social and environmental aspects of energy supply and utilisation and by
  • Collecting and publishing data on the abovementioned matters
  • Holding congresses which deal with these matters
  • Rendering maximum assistance to other organisations in the energy field and acting as an organisation for the coordination of information and as a clearinghouse for its exchange
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World Energy Congress

The World Energy Council organizes a world congress every three years. This congress, the premier international multi-energy forum with exhibitors from the field, is an opportunity for participants to better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective. It brings together approximately 3 500 top world leaders in the field of energy, coming from industry, governments, and international organizations, as well as the media, universities and energy industry associations.


Istanbul, Turkey 2016

The 23rd World Energy Congress will be hosted in Istanbul, Turkey from 9-13 October 2016. The theme for the Congress is "Embracing New Frontiers".

Congress website: www.wec2016istanbul.org.tr

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