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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.


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


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


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


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


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


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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