Mayor of Esbjerg elected new president of WECP Energy Cities
Mayor of Esbjerg Jesper Frost Rasmussen has been elected new president of WECP (World Energy Cities Partnership). The WECP is a non-profit organization whose member cities are internationally acknowledged as international energy communities.
Mayor Rasmussen stated on social media: ‘’Ready to head home after some rewarding days in Houston. The highlight was, of course, that I was elected as the new president of WECP – the organization of leading Energy Cities of which Esbjerg has been a member since 2013.’’
‘’I look forward to putting Esbjerg and Denmark even more prominently on the world map and bridging the gap between the talented Danish companies and the leaders of the important Energy Cities around the world,’’ mayor of Esbjerg further stated.
WECP assists its member cities in fostering the energy transition by providing a forum for information and experience sharing. WECP cities and mayors are leading voices on the most critical concerns confronting the urban landscape today, such as climate action or sustainability transition.
‘’The visit also included a good solo meeting with mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner, who is very passionate about the green transition and is keen to learn from the Danish experience. They also have several power-to-X projects in the pipeline,’’ mayor Rasmussen also stated.
Mayor Rasmussen’s trip to Houston also included a meeting at the Danish Consulate General in this US city as well as a visit to a training center Relyon Nutec – Houston.
Esbjerg has been a member of the World Energy Cities Partnership since 2013, and mayor Jesper Frost Rasmussen has until now served as Vice President. Member cities previously chose Esbjerg to host the 2022 World Energy Cities Partnership Annual General Meeting. The event will be held from October 5th to 8th this year, with the major focus being an energy transformation based on public and private partnerships. (photo credit: jesperf.dk)