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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.


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


Electricity in Central Asia

This WEC report examines the vast interdependent electricity systems of the Central Asian states; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Republic), Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The report outlines the progress of market reform in this region and identifies the potential for investment opportunities.

Published in July 2007


2007 Global Energy Survey

The World Energy Council (WEC), in partnership with Korn/Ferry International, for the second year in a row, undertook a survey entitled “2007 Global Energy Survey”. This year’s survey focused on the topic“Tackling the Three S’s: Sustainability, Security and Strategy.” More than 50 senior executives from the world’s leading energy companies and their strategic suppliers were interviewed by Korn/Ferry International. […]

Published in June 2007


Energy & Climate Change

The launch of the full report took place at a media event in London on 21st of June. Kurt Yeager presented the stufy from a distinguished panel which included Mr Ivo de Boer of UNFCCC and Bill Spence of Shell. The discussion was moderated by Jeremy Lovell, of Reuters. The Executive Summary had previously been […]

Published in June 2007


The Role of Nuclear Power in Europe

WEC has published the results of an in-depth review of the current state of nuclear power in Europe, and the possible role of this energy source in Europe’s energy future. This regional study combines policy insights, technical details and an analysis of the potential for nuclear as a part of the energy-mix.

Published in January 2007


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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