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18th Annual Consultation in Windsor Castle, 1-3 March 2019

Wait for the wisest of all counsellors, time.- Pericles


A summary of the key-points arising from our discussions and major presentations are available for WEG subscribers below:


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Anne-sophie Corbeau – Head of Gas Analysis BP

Charles Kohlaas – Apex Resources CEO

Yasuo Tanabi – Senior Vice President and Executive Officer Hitachi

Tim Brantingham – General Partner BCI Technology Investments

Paul Sullivan – National Defence University

Prof Kent moors – Energy Capital Research Group

Henry Wang – Former Director Shell China and SABIC

Isabel blanco – EBRD Green Economy Transition Lead Economist

Roberto Brandt – Former CEO MetroGas

Sissel Dyrhaug – Equinor

Prof Bill Arnold – Jones Business School

Prof Andrew Barron – Univeristy of Swansea

Ieda Gomez – Former VP new ventures – BP


For further information please contact WEG secretariat on


Small Modular Nuclear Reactors- the Future. An Expert Review

Open: Points arising SMR Expert Review House of Lords 23rd Nov 2017

Notes arising from the expert review organised by the Windsor Energy Group (WEG) on the 23rd of November 2017. The meeting was chaired by Lord Howell, chairman of WEG.

Speakers included Rolls- Royce, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Gowling WLG, Atomic Acquisitions, The UCL Energy Institute and Former Minister for Energy and Intellectual Property

WEG; Electric cars and super batteries- energy game-changers


Notes arising from a discussion on the 26th of October 2017 in the House of Lords organised by Windsor Energy Group (WEG) and chaired by Lord Howell, chairman of WEG.

Open: EV’s and super batteries – Points from House of Lords discussion October 26 2017

Where the energy markets will be heading to?

The Kuwait ambassador is hosting a book launch on the 11 March from 6-8pm. the book will be launch by Lord Howell and a number of WEG experts will share their views on where energy markets may be heading.

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The Windsor Energy Group meeting

The Windsor  Energy  Group  (WEG)  is an MEC working group that addresses  global  energy  issues  and  challenges through discussion and analysis involving senior figures from the public and private sectors.  Membership is by annual subscription.

A WEG 2014 event gallery is available at the following link:

Reliable energy is the life-blood of a modern economy

Pressure is building across Europe for changes in energy policy. Cheap US shale gas offers America a keen competitive edge over Europe. Moves to rebalance the European energy mix are causing big problems. In Britain there are complaints about green taxes and high energy prices. In Germany the new government will have to act on the high cost of green energy subsidies and related distortions in local energy production.  Japan is already rethinking its nuclear ban but such a change seems unlikely in Germany.

Italy is trying to restructure its energy markets at a time helped by development of domestic supply combined with North African energy. However the Italian economy remains weak and such changes have a hefty price tag. Poland is looking to build cleaner burn coal power stations and step up LNG imports to reduce dependence on Russian gas. However while Britain and Germany are importing cheap US coal Poland is stepping up import of Russian coal for its power stations.

Spain – like Italy – faces the dilemma of renewing and upgrading its energy infrastructure at a time of steep economic decline. France continues to benefit from its long-term strategy of focusing on nuclear but knows it has to diversify its energy supply as these power stations require renewal. A debate is about to begin in France on lifting the shale exploration ban.

The facts and figures linked to these developments have been assembled by MEC- Windsor Energy Group in a report titled European Energy Security Review 2013 (Edward Treadwell, editor)

Windsor Energy Group is a MEC working group bringing together policy-makers and energy practitioners to review and anticipate global energy developments.

To order a copy of the European Energy Security Review (iBook and Pdf versions are available), please complete the form in the contact us section of the website or call MEC directly at +44 207-591-4816 .