The World Energy Council is the principal impartial network of leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all.

Formed in 1923, the Council is the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum, with more than 3000 member organisations located in over 90 countries and drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy-related stakeholders.

The World Energy Council informs global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events, publishing authoritative studies, and working through its extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue.

The World Energy Council is the largest global network of energy leaders and practitioners dedicated to delivering a sustainable energy system for the greatest benefit of all. Originally intended as an organisation to manage a gathering of energy experts, the World Energy Council has evolved into one of the world’s most influential energy organisations.

The World Energy Council continues to deliver on its original goal by organising the world’s largest all-energy event, the World Energy Congress, and undertakes a wide range of activities to help further the vision of a sustainable energy future.

Simply put, the World Energy Council is the largest global network of energy leaders and practitioners dedicated to delivering a sustainable energy system for the greatest benefit of all. Originally intended as an organisation to manage a gathering of energy experts, the World Energy Council has evolved into one of the world’s most influential energy organisations.

The World Energy Council continues to deliver on its original goal by organising the world’s largest all-energy event, the World Energy Congress, and undertakes a wide range of activities to help further the vision of a sustainable energy future.

Mission:

“To promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people”

The World Energy Council (WEC) is a uniquely positioned organisation which actively supports intergovernmental organisations, governments and companies to deliver sustainable energy systems. The WEC brings together all of the world’s economic areas, every kind of energy ranging from renewables to fossil fuels, and every kind of organisation.

The WEC’s studies are world-renowned.  They communicate knowledge across a wide range of fields and support the decision-making process in policymaking and industry strategy. Thus, the WEC has a key role to play in helping the world rethink and resolve its energy challenges and in addressing the energy trilemma.

WEC’s mission is carried out through the Objects, which were approved at WEC’s founding in 1923 and modified over the years to adapt to the changing energy industry and the changes within WEC. WEC’s Objects are to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all people, by:

  • collating data about and undertaking and promoting research into the means of supplying and using energy having, short and long term, the greatest social benefit and the least harmful impact on the natural environment, and publishing or otherwise disseminating the useful results of such research;
  • undertaking actions, including but not limited to the holding of Congresses, workshops and seminars, to facilitate such supply and use of energy; and
  • collaborating with other organisations in the energy sector with compatible goals.