Roadmap towards a Competitive European Energy Market

With the financial crisis evolving into a severe, global economic recession, there have been growing doubts over whether energy markets can continue to operate efficiently under present conditions or whether the shift to non-market mechanisms would be a better choice. This question remains an ongoing source of debate in the recently liberalised electricity sector. Textbook […]

Published in October 2010


Biofuels: Policies, Standards and Technologies

This report from the Biofuels task force of the World Energy Council reviews the debate between supporters and opponents of Biofuels, against the backdrop of rapidly increasing energy demand. Skyrocketing prices of crude oil in the middle of the first decade of the 21st century accompanied by rising prices for food focused political and public […]

Published in September 2010


World Energy Trilemma 2010: Pursuing sustainability – Assessment of country energy and climate policies

The second edition of our yearly Energy and Climate Policy Assessment, produced in conjunction with Oliver Wyman, is World Energy Council’s contribution to meeting the challenge of designing new energy governance with sound and effective public policies. At a time when all countries are working to develop strategies for putting the crisis behind them, economic growth is […]

Published in September 2010


Energy and Urban Innovation 2010

This report outlines the energy-related challenges that cities, particularly large and ‘mega-cities’, will face during the coming decades. It analyses the technical and policy actions that must be taken to meet these challenges and the role the energy industry and business can play in designing and implementing efficient solutions. The report is the result of […]

Published in September 2010


World Energy Perspective: Shale Gas 2010

The energy sector around the world is undergoing major changes resulting from increasing competitive pressures and concerns about costs, security of supply and the environment. At the same time, 1.6 billion people, almost a quarter of the world population, do not have access to commercial energy and the need for energy infrastructure investment is huge. […]

Published in September 2010


Water for Energy 2010

This study aims to contribute to a better understanding of the critical linkages between water and energy and the impact on both of climate change. It identifies areas of opportunity where investment and new regulations are needed, to ensure sustainable global development. Human civilization has always rested on access to water, and, more specifically, on its […]

Published in September 2010


Energy Efficiency: A Recipe for Success – Spanish

Published in September 2010


Energy Efficiency: A Recipe for Success – French

Published in September 2010


Energy Efficiency: A Recipe for Success

Produced in cooperation with ADEME and Enerdata, this report presents and evaluates energy efficiency policies and trends in about 90 countries around the world. It reviews the impact of energy efficiency measures and highlights the trends and results of their implementation. Energy efficiency is “a low hanging fruit” on the “energy tree” which can help […]

Published in September 2010


Logistics Bottlenecks 2010

Many of the vulnerabilities to Energy Access, Energy Security, and Environmental Sustainability result from impediments to reaching a global demand-supply balance, as well as local balances, for various energy sources and carriers. Vulnerabilities result from multiple reasons: regional imbalances of energy production and consumption, the bulky character of the majority of energy fuels, the virtual necessity of electricity consumption following its production, […]

Published in September 2010

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