Publications

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Alleviating Urban Energy Poverty in Latin America

This regional study entitled Alleviating Urban Energy Poverty in Latin America is comprised of three case studies, which concentrate on Greater Buenos Aires, Caracas and Rio de Janeiro – Cajú. Each case focuses on the analysis of specific aspects of urban poverty, energy availability and policies to improve living conditions from the energy point of view. Unlike […]

Published in February 2006

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Regional Energy Integration in Africa

This regional report highlights key factors that affect cooperative energy projects. The geopolitical context, investment climate and appropriate regulation are just as important as the institutional and technical capacity required to execute many of these projects. The report identifies four key benefits of regional integration: improved security of supply and accessibility; increased economic efficiency; enhanced […]

Published in June 2005

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World Energy Resources 2004

The World Energy Council has been producing the Survey of Energy Resources, a unique and authoritative reference publication on global energy resources, since 1934. This is the 20th edition of the triennial Survey. Access to energy is fundamental to our civilisation, and economic and social development is fuelling a growing demand for reliable, affordable and […]

Published in September 2004

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Performance of Generating Plant 2004: New Realities, New Needs

The report demonstrates a range of approaches used to assess the availability of coal and gas fired thermal units, nuclear reactors and renewable energy plant, and presents selected availability statistics from around the world. In recent years the need to develop and use new reliability indices, which more accurately reflect the current market place has […]

Published in August 2004

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Energy Market Reform 2004

Twenty years or more into the energy market reform process conflicting advice abounds. Some general lessons have emerged, often in direct opposition to earlier perceived wisdom, while many questions remain. This is the context of this latest WEC study on Energy Market Reform which focuses on lessons learned and access problems for developing countries. This […]

Published in August 2004

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Sustainable Global Energy Development: The Case for Coal

The most significant challenge facing the global energy sector today is the fact that at the beginning of the 21st century, two billion people in the world have no access to commercial energy, while another two billion can access only unreliable and often unaffordable supplies. Unlike oil and natural gas, coal is widely distributed around […]

Published in July 2004

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Regulating District Heating and Cogeneration in Central and Eastern Europe

This new report looks at regulatory issues and other difficulties accompanying ongoing unbundling of the DH/CHP industries in eastern and central Europe. While the need for regulation of DH/CHP in transition economies is recognised the diverse nature and often conflicting objectives of the regulation across the region is a serious problem.

Published in July 2004

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Energy End-Use Technologies for the 21st Century

This report makes clear the opportunities and places technology development firmly centre stage in meeting and overcoming the challenges confronting the energy industry and policy makers. Energy End-Use Technologies for the 21st Century makes it crystal clear that technologies deployed in 20 to 50 years will be the result of policy and funding decisions taken […]

Published in July 2004

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Energy Efficiency: a Worldwide Review

This report presents and evaluates energy efficiency policies in 63 countries, with a specific focus on five policy measures: Minimum energy efficiency standards for household electrical appliances; Innovative energy efficiency funds; Voluntary/negotiated agreements on energy efficiency/CO2; Local energy information centres; Packages of measures.   In particular, the report identifies the policy measures, which have proven […]

Published in July 2004

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Comparison of Energy Systems using Life Cycle Assessment

Since the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology was developed about 30 years ago many studies have been conducted using the LCA approach to analyse the environmental impacts of all sorts of activities, including energy production and use. LCA has provided a unified approach for the comparison of different energy systems and the aim of ‘Comparison […]

Published in July 2004

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