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E-storage: Shifting from cost to value 2016

World Energy Resources Storage has often been described as the Holy Grail of the transition to a low-carbon energy system. Affordable, efficient storage would enable volatile renewable energies to be better integrated into electricity systems, it would greatly improve the economics of home solar systems, even allowing people to go off-grid, and it could help catalyse […]

Published in January 2016

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World Energy Focus 2015/2016

The World Energy Focus, formerly World Energy Insight, is the official publication of the World Energy Council. The annual publication 2015/2016 is divided into 4 sections: Climate, Markets, Africa and the 2016 World Energy Congress featuring interviews and articles from CEO’s, energy ministers and leaders from across the world along with contributions from the Council itself.

Published in November 2015

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2015 Energy Trilemma Index: Benchmarking the sustainability of national energy systems

The Energy Trilemma Index, produced in partnership with global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, along with the Global Risk Centre of its parent Marsh & McLennan Companies, is a comparative ranking of 130 countries, benchmarking the sustainability of energy systems and awarding countries with a balance score, highlighting how well countries manage the trade-offs between the […]

Published in November 2015

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The road to resilience – managing and financing extreme weather risk

‘The road to resilience – managing and financing extreme weather risks’ report is the first in a series that addresses the need for more investment and system change to combat the new emerging risks, including extreme weather, the energy water food nexus and cyber risks. In North America when Hurricane Sandy hit Manhattan the lights stayed […]

Published in September 2015

2015 World Energy Trilemma Priority actions on climate change and how to balance the trilemma

World Energy Trilemma 2015: Priority actions on climate change and how to balance the trilemma

To assist policymakers as they set climate and development goals and design policies in international and domestic forums, the World Energy Council, in partnership with global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, has published the 2015 “World Energy Trilemma report: Priority actions on climate change and how to balance the trilemma”. Workshops across all the Council’s regions […]

Published in May 2015

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Charting the Upsurge in Hydropower Development 2015

World Energy Resources The hydropower sector is set to double in potential to 2,000GW capacity by 2050.  It has enjoyed healthy growth in capacity worldwide over the last decade as stakeholders continue to value the potential of hydropower development to help meet growing energy demand.  Hydropower’s stock is also set to rise thanks to the […]

Published in May 2015

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2015 World Energy Issues Monitor

Energy price volatility: the new normal Energy is among the top strategic issues shaping the global agenda in 2015. The uncertainty and impact of energy and commodity price volatility has now established itself as the number-one issue for energy leaders worldwide. Emerging risks and the resulting need to redefine energy infrastructure resilience, changing market designs, […]

Published in January 2015

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WEC Rules of Trade and Investment: 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. In this timely paper, the World Energy Council, […]

Published in January 2015

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Global Electricity Initiative: 2014 Report

The 2014 report of the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) identifies the untapped opportunities for electricity utilities to further deliver a low-carbon future.

Published in December 2014

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World Energy Trilemma 2014: Time to get real – the myths and realities of financing energy systems

To assist policymakers with pressing forward competitive and sustainable energy systems, the World Energy Council, in partnership with global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, has published the 2014 “World Energy Trilemma report: Time to get real-the myths and realities of financing energy systems”. This sixth annual report highlights the perspectives of the financial community on the […]

Published in November 2014

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