2016 Energy Trilemma Index: Benchmarking the sustainability of national energy systems

Energy sustainability, which lies at the heart of the World Energy Council’s mission, requires robust and reliable ways for policymakers to effectively assess the sustainability of their country’s energy sector, benchmark progress, and compare their country’s energy sustainability performance with that of others. The Energy Trilemma Index, produced in partnership with global management consultancy Oliver […]

Published in October 2016


World Energy Resources 2016

The World Energy Resources have been produced by the World Energy Council for over 80 years. The details and analysis provide a unique data set that allows governments, private sector and academia to better understand the reality of the energy sector and the resource developments. The assessments are compiled with our network of member committees […]

Published in October 2016


World Energy Scenarios 2016 – The Grand Transition

The report ‘World Energy Scenarios 2016: THE GRAND TRANSITION’ presents three exploratory scenarios—Modern Jazz, Unfinished Symphony, and Hard Rock. These provide users with a common language for thinking and talking about current events. They provide energy leaders with an open, transparent, and inclusive framework to think about a very uncertain future.

Published in October 2016


The road to resilience: Managing cyber risks

Greater resilience to cyber risks of energy systems is crucial for energy security. Increased digitisation lead to more efficiency and opportunities for grid and pipeline management and exploration and production activities. Read how to address the cyber risk in ‘The road to resilience – Managing cyber risks’, the third report in the Council’s series about Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure.

Published in September 2016


Variable renewable energy sources integration in electricity systems 2016 – How to get it right

Renewable Energy Sources (RES) offer many benefits, such as CO2 emissions mitigation, fossil fuels import requirement reduction and new jobs creation, just to name a few. The report ‘Variable renewables integration in electricity systems: how to get it right’  identifies these challenges and offers solutions based on the experience of industry operators around the world. Sharing […]

Published in September 2016


The road to resilience: Financing resilient energy infrastructure

New physical, financial and virtual risks are posing ever greater threats to the energy sector and consequently the wider economy. ‘The road to resilience: Financing resilient energy infrastructure’ examines the evolution of the most critical emerging risks to the energy sector – extreme weather events, energy-water-food nexus and cyber threats – and identifies measures to respond through […]

Published in September 2016

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Non-tariff measures: next steps for catalysing the low-carbon economy

Global trade in environmental goods is estimated to be around US$1 trillion annually, and growing quickly. As countries struggle to deliver energy systems that are secure, affordable and environmentally sensitive, eliminating tariff barriers to environmental goods proves to be an essential tool to achieving all three goals. Like-minded nations have made great progress toward an […]

Published in August 2016

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E-mobility: Closing the emissions gap

The World Energy Perspectives on E-Mobility is part of a series of reports based on expert insights from our network of energy leaders and practitioners. This series provides a bottom-up assessment of the key issues and technologies in the transport sector. There are a variety of clean vehicle technologies and fuels under development and in […]

Published in June 2016

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World Energy Trilemma 2016: Defining measures to accelerate the energy transition

The 2016 World Energy Trilemma report, prepared in partnership with global consultancy Oliver Wyman, along with the Global Risk Centre of its parent Marsh & McLennan Companies, aims to support policymakers in the complex task of translating the trilemma goals of energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability, into implementation actions. Leveraging the learnings of […]

Published in May 2016

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The road to resilience – managing the risks of the energy-water-food nexus

‘The road to resilience – managing the risks of the energy-water-food nexus’ is the second risk dimension investigated as part of the Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure initiative. The first report in the series, ‘The road to resilience – managing and financing extreme weather risk’, recommended moving towards a more systemic understanding of resilience, in order […]

Published in March 2016

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