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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.

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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Energy Efficiency: a Worldwide Review

This report presents and evaluates energy efficiency policies in 63 countries, with a specific focus on five policy measures: Minimum energy efficiency standards for household electrical appliances; Innovative energy efficiency funds; Voluntary/negotiated agreements on energy efficiency/CO2; Local energy information centres; Packages of measures.   In particular, the report identifies the policy measures, which have proven […]

Published in July 2004

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Comparison of Energy Systems using Life Cycle Assessment

Since the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology was developed about 30 years ago many studies have been conducted using the LCA approach to analyse the environmental impacts of all sorts of activities, including energy production and use. LCA has provided a unified approach for the comparison of different energy systems and the aim of ‘Comparison […]

Published in July 2004

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