Christoph Frei

About Christoph Frei

Mr. Christoph Frei is Secretary General, World Energy Council. He has led the development of the World Energy Council through a number of initiatives, including the initiation of its on-going World Energy Scenarios and World Energy Trilemma flagship studies, as well as the facilitation of high-level summits to enhance the relevance and impact of the organization. He was previously a member of the Executive Council of the World Economic Forum and its Senior Director for Energy.
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Energy strategies must consider all parts of the ‘energy trilemma’

A woman installs a solar panels on the roof of her house in rural Bhutan
As we gather this week for the 2015 Asian Clean Energy Forum, the context for our meeting has changed greatly from that of last year. We have seen a dramatic drop in the price of oil, which has sent shockwaves through the entire energy sector. Volatility is the new normal, and, for a sector known for its conservative outlook, this drives those at the forefront of the energy challenge to re-evaluate traditional norms. However, we see that it is not just price shocks that keep energy leaders awake at night: extreme weather and large-scale accidents/disruptions top the list of issues facing energy leaders in Asia.