Assessment of Energy Policy and Practices
Why WEC is uniquely qualified
WEC is the world's foremost multi-energy organisation. Established in 1923, it covers all types of energy - coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, and renewables, as well as energy carriers such as electricity, and end-uses. WEC has member committees in nearly 100 countries, including the largest energy-producing and energy-consuming countries. These countries cover the widest variety in terms of resource endowment, constraints, energy systems, level of industrialisation, and institutional and governance forms. Many of the member committees have a longstanding practice of collaboration at the regional and continental level. Thus, WEC member committees collectively have a unique understanding of energy policy and practices and a tradition of sharing results. WEC's member committees reflect the thinking of people working in policy-making and implementation worldwide. They are drawn from industry, government, academic, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). In line with WEC practice, this Assessment is a bottom-up exercise, drawing on WEC's country committees and their members, ensuring an on-the-ground foundation for the Assessment. WEC members are at the forefront of formulating and implementing energy policy and practices in their countries, and have major responsibilities in finding new pathways for the energy industry.