Organisations

MISSION

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

 

SCOPE

The World Energy Council is an un-accredited non-governmental organization (NGO) and is represented in more than 90 countries in national committees. The Austrian committee’s spectrum of members ranges from the energy providers, grid operators and energy consumer to the scientific community and the government.

 

TASKS

  • 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 discussions about the supply and use of energy; and
  • Collaborating with other organizations in the energy sector with compatible goals

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Creating a network of worldwide experts in the energy transition, that comes together regularly to discuss current developments and long term strategies
  • Creating a platform for discussions on shaping the energy transition by hosting events on an international level like the World Energy Congress on a three year basis
  • Publishing important studies like Scenarios or the Energy Trilemma Index to inform policy makers about trends and possible outcomes of their decision making

 

ORGANIZATION HEAD
Johann Sereinig
Chairman

STAFF
150 employees
in over 90 countries

CONTACT DETAILS
WEC Austria
Brahmsplatz 3
A – 1040 Wien

Tel. +43-(0)1-5046986
Fax +43-(0)1-5047186
office@wec-austria.at

 

MEMBER PROFILES

EnC
Energy Community

IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency

IIASA
International Insitute for applied System Analyses

IPI
International Peace Institute

OFID
The OPEC Fund for International Developement

OPEC
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

OSCE
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

REEEP
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

SEforALL
Sustainable Energy for All

UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization

WEC
World Energy Council