World Energy Council
What is the World Energy Council?
The World Energy Council (WEC) is today the most prominent multi-energy organization in the world. WEC has member-committees in nearly 100 countries, including most of the countries considered to be the largest producers and consumers of energy. The organization deals with all types of energy, including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear power, hydroelectricity and renewable energy.
A registered charity in the UK, the CME’s head office is located in London. WEC Services Limited, established in 2001, is the commercial subsidiary of WEC. The mission of the WWC is to “promote the supply and sustainable use of energy for the benefit of all”.
The CME operates on a three-year cycle. A management meeting ensures its governance, assisted in its task by a Board of Directors (the Officers Council ) as well as by the following three permanent committees: communication and public relations, programs and studies.
“Promote the supply and sustainable use of energy for the benefit of all”
The World Energy Council fulfills its mission by setting targets, which were approved at the time of its founding in 1924, and modified over the years to adapt to changes in the energy industry and the world of energy. within the CME. The current objectives of the WWC, which is based on the promotion of the supply and sustainable use of energy for the benefit of all, are as follows:
- Pursue and encourage research into the means of supply and use of energy that produces, in the short and long term, the greatest social benefit and the least negative impact on the environment; collect data from this research and publish and disseminate the most useful results.
- Undertake various actions, including, but not limited to, holding conventions, workshops and seminars to provide means of supply and use of energy.
- Collaborate with other organizations in the energy sector pursuing the same goals.
The World Energy Council brings together 94 countries, each with its own independent member committee. Each member committee represents, on behalf of its country, the broadest interests in energy and related topics, particularly those of the following groups:
- producers, suppliers and distributors of energy;
- the Ministries of Energy and the Environment;
- national energy associations;
- manufacturers and producers of fuel;
- energy and energy policy makers;
- government agencies;
- research and educational institutions;
- energy users;
- environmental organizations.