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In this Issue:
World Energy Congress leads the way
Less than a year after COP21, the movers and shakers of the energy world, including Khalid Al-Falih, Energy Minister of Saudi Arabia, Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom and Bob Dudley, CEO of BP, as well as dozens of other Ministers and business leaders will gather in Istanbul for the 23rd World Energy Congress (9-13 October). Hasan Murat Mercan, Chair of the organising committee for the 23rd World Energy Congress, outlines some of the issues facing the global energy industry and how they will be addressed
Interview: Francesco Venturini
CEO Enel Green Power
“I don’t think the Climate Paris Agreement will change things hugely”, says Francesco Venturini, the head of Enel Green Power, one of the largest (if not the largest) green energy producers in the world, in a wide-ranging interview. According to Venturini, the business case for renewables primarily rests on their low xed costs, scalability and speed to market.
Russia builds new nuclear power station
Full steam ahead
US: Government promotes EV charging
Clean energy heralds new beginning
Tackling non-tariff measures
Climate risk insurance lag threatens financial shock