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Our regular World Energy Strategic studies provide a 360 degrees view of the energy sector. WEC monitors the issues shaping the global energy agenda every year while offering an understanding of what energy resources are available, how national energy and climate policies use them and what do energy scenarios hold in the long term future.

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2016 Energy Trilemma Index: Benchmarking the sustainability of national energy systems

Energy sustainability, which lies at the heart of the World Energy Council’s mission, requires robust and reliable ways for policymakers to effectively assess the sustainability of their country’s energy sector, benchmark progress, and compare their country’s energy sustainability performance with that of others. The Energy Trilemma Index, produced in partnership with global management consultancy Oliver […]

Published in October 2016

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World Energy Resources 2016

The World Energy Resources have been produced by the World Energy Council for over 80 years. The details and analysis provide a unique data set that allows governments, private sector and academia to better understand the reality of the energy sector and the resource developments. The assessments are compiled with our network of member committees […]

Published in October 2016

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World Energy Scenarios 2016 – The Grand Transition

The report ‘World Energy Scenarios 2016: THE GRAND TRANSITION’ presents three exploratory scenarios—Modern Jazz, Unfinished Symphony, and Hard Rock. These provide users with a common language for thinking and talking about current events. They provide energy leaders with an open, transparent, and inclusive framework to think about a very uncertain future.

Published in October 2016

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World Energy Trilemma 2016: Defining measures to accelerate the energy transition

The 2016 World Energy Trilemma report, prepared in partnership with global consultancy Oliver Wyman, along with the Global Risk Centre of its parent Marsh & McLennan Companies, aims to support policymakers in the complex task of translating the trilemma goals of energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability, into implementation actions. Leveraging the learnings of […]

Published in May 2016

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2016 World Energy Issues Monitor

The 2016 WORLD ENERGY ISSUES MONITOR  A climate of innovation – responding to the commodity price storm, samples the views of CEOs, Ministers and experts from across the globe to highlight the critical uncertainties facing the sector. The aim of this report is to ensure that energy leaders across the world better understand the reality of their operating […]

Published in March 2016

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2015 Energy Trilemma Index: Benchmarking the sustainability of national energy systems

The Energy Trilemma Index, produced in partnership with global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, along with the Global Risk Centre of its parent Marsh & McLennan Companies, is a comparative ranking of 130 countries, benchmarking the sustainability of energy systems and awarding countries with a balance score, highlighting how well countries manage the trade-offs between the […]

Published in November 2015

2015 World Energy Trilemma Priority actions on climate change and how to balance the trilemma

World Energy Trilemma 2015: Priority actions on climate change and how to balance the trilemma

To assist policymakers as they set climate and development goals and design policies in international and domestic forums, the World Energy Council, in partnership with global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, has published the 2015 “World Energy Trilemma report: Priority actions on climate change and how to balance the trilemma”. Workshops across all the Council’s regions […]

Published in May 2015

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2015 World Energy Issues Monitor

Energy price volatility: the new normal Energy is among the top strategic issues shaping the global agenda in 2015. The uncertainty and impact of energy and commodity price volatility has now established itself as the number-one issue for energy leaders worldwide. Emerging risks and the resulting need to redefine energy infrastructure resilience, changing market designs, […]

Published in January 2015

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World Energy Trilemma 2014: Time to get real – the myths and realities of financing energy systems

To assist policymakers with pressing forward competitive and sustainable energy systems, the World Energy Council, in partnership with global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, has published the 2014 “World Energy Trilemma report: Time to get real-the myths and realities of financing energy systems”. This sixth annual report highlights the perspectives of the financial community on the […]

Published in November 2014

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World Energy Issues Monitor 2014

What keeps energy leaders awake at night? In times of unprecedented uncertainty for the energy sector, the pressure and challenge to further develop and transform the our systems to secure a sustainable energy future is immense. WEC’s Energy Leaders’ dialogue over the year 2013 has shown that with this outlook business as usual is not an […]

Published in January 2014

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