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World Energy Perspective: Nuclear Energy One Year After Fukushima

The events on 11 March 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which resulted from the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami, was initially expected to have wide ranging consequences on the global energy mix as governments and companies seek to address the challenges of providing a sustainable supply of energy for all. As part […]

Published in March 2012

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World Energy Resources: Shale Gas – What’s New

In mid-2010, the World Energy Council published a comprehensive report on shale gas. Given the slow pace of change and long lead-times typical to the energy sector, it is amazing to note how different the global outlook for shale gas is today compared to last year. A widely anticipated global gas market revolution has not […]

Published in December 2011

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World Energy Resources: 2010 Survey

This, the 22nd edition of the World Energy Council’s Survey of Energy Resources (SER), is the latest in a long series of reviews of the status of the world’s major energy resources. It covers not only the fossil fuels but also the major types of traditional and novel sources of energy. The Survey is a flagship publication of the World Energy […]

Published in November 2010

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Biofuels: Policies, Standards and Technologies

This report from the Biofuels task force of the World Energy Council reviews the debate between supporters and opponents of Biofuels, against the backdrop of rapidly increasing energy demand. Skyrocketing prices of crude oil in the middle of the first decade of the 21st century accompanied by rising prices for food focused political and public […]

Published in September 2010

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World Energy Perspective: Shale Gas 2010

The energy sector around the world is undergoing major changes resulting from increasing competitive pressures and concerns about costs, security of supply and the environment. At the same time, 1.6 billion people, almost a quarter of the world population, do not have access to commercial energy and the need for energy infrastructure investment is huge. […]

Published in September 2010

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World Energy Resources 2009 – Interim update

The Survey of Energy Resourcs  is a unique comprehensive compilation of global energy resources. This update to the 2007 WEC study provides updated tables, figures or country notes for 15 key energy resources.

Published in July 2009

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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

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World Energy Resources 2004

The World Energy Council has been producing the Survey of Energy Resources, a unique and authoritative reference publication on global energy resources, since 1934. This is the 20th edition of the triennial Survey. Access to energy is fundamental to our civilisation, and economic and social development is fuelling a growing demand for reliable, affordable and […]

Published in September 2004

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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

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Renewable Energy Projects Handbook

The Handbook is a succinct and user-friendly reference publication intended to serve as a manual and an information source to facilitate the successful identification and implementation of viable renewable energy projects in different categories, both in developed and developing countries. It provides a brief overview of the leading renewable energy resources: biomass, geothermal, hydro, solar […]

Published in April 2004

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