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Our ad hoc World Energy Perspectives reports and studies are based on the expert insights from our network of leaders and practitioners and provide a bottom up assessment of key issues and technologies impacting the energy sector.


Performance of Generating Plant 2010

“Performance of Generating Plant: New Metrics for Industry in Transition” is the title for this report from the Performance of Generating Plant task force of the World Energy Council. The report examines the challenges of measuring and improving performance and considers some of the issues related to this field.

Published in September 2010


European Climate Change Policy Beyond 2012

This report reflects the views of WEC European Members and does not necessarily represent the view of all WEC members. There is an increasing scientific consensus that human activities do trigger climate changes. Actual forecasts predict temperature increases that are likely to be beyond the adaptation potential of ecosystems. These considerations play a major role […]

Published in November 2009


WEC Rules of Trade 2009: Trade and Investment Rules for Energy

Rules that govern energy trade is an issue that has generated increasing concern everywhere, from the standpoint of both the security of supply for consumers and security of demand for suppliers. This concern reflects the importance of rules that comprehensively address the needs from supply and demand point of view and integrate the international fabric […]

Published in September 2009


Regional Energy Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

The regional study entitled “Energy Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean” has been conducted by the WEC Latin American Member Committees. Having identified that the weak link between existing national energy infrastructures remains a major stumbling block to strengthening regional economic integration, this study aims to propose alternative views – primarily on the integration […]

Published in December 2008

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Energy Efficiency Policies

This study report describes and evaluates energy efficiency trends and policies. While ADEME coordinated the project, the study was carried out over three years with contributions from more than 70 countries.

Published in January 2008


Europe’s vulnerability to Energy Crisis

The growing dependency of Europe as a whole on energy imports and anticipated further increases in energy prices reinforce the concerns about meeting the energy demand in the future. The objective of the Study is to identify the threats leading to potential energy crises and suggest solutions for facing, the related key challenges.

Published in January 2008


Performance of Generating Plant 2008: Managing the changes

The WEC Committee on the Performance of Generating Plant (PGP) has been collecting and analysing power plant performance statistics worldwide for more than 30 years.

Published in December 2007


Carbon Capture and Storage: A WEC “Interim Balance”

This WEC report provides a summary of the ongoing work of the Cleaner Fossil Fuels Systems Committee. It focuses primarily on the topic of Carbon Capture & Storage.

Published in November 2007


North American Regional Report

The aim of this regional report was to discuss avenues for advancing North American cooperation and coordination on a range of energy issues.

Published in November 2007


World Energy Scenarios 2007: Transport Technologies and Policy Scenarios

As part of the major WEC study on Scenarios to 2050 – to be published later this year – a specific investigation was undertaken on measures required in the transport sector to secure sustainable energy and sustainable mobility in the future. The WEC study on “Transport Technologies and Policy Scenarios to 2050” outlines the results […]

Published in October 2007

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