World Energy Trilemma 2009: World Energy and Climate Policy Assessment

Energy policy must be integrated over time, and regionally and globally for some issues such as regional security and climate change.

WEC believes that relentless improvement of government energy policies and industry practices are needed, and that this can lead to a material advancement in their capabilities to effectively

handle these energy transitions. To enable this rapid change, WEC has launched a comprehensive, multi-year Assessment of Energy and Climate Policy, facilitated by the WEC’s unique structure of almost one hundred worldwide national committees.

This report encapsulates assessment results across 88 countries. Identified are top division country performers in energy policy effectiveness, overall and by major objectives, and many examples of country best practices. Countries are grouped into clusters dependent on whether they are energy importers or exporters and the level of income per capita.