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World Energy Council (WEC)

Website: http://www.worldenergy.org/

Category: Business

Year of Foundation: 1924

Location of Foundation: London, UK

Location of Headquarters: London, UK

Brief Description: The World Energy Council describes itself as 'the foremost multi-energy organisation in the world today.' (source: www.worldenergy.org; accessed 13 May 2010).

Founding Rationales:

At the First World Power Conference held in London in July 1924, it was resolved: 'Actuated by a common desire for the conservation and development of power resources throughout the world, the study of power problems, and generally for the carrying on of the work begun at the First World Power Conference, London, 1924, the foregoing have, for themselves and the respective national committees in the various countries, signed their names hereto. 1. It is desirable that the work of the First World Power Conference be continued, and that consideration shall be given to the advisability of forming a permanent institution...'

Source: 'The Transactions of the First World Power Conference, London, June 30th to July 12th 1924', vol. 4 (London: Percy Lund Humphries & Co. Ltd., 1924), p. 1807.

Evolution of Membership (Countries Represented):

World Energy Council Membership Chart

Sources: HIO; YIO; www.worldenergy.org (accessed 13 May 2010).