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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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E-mobility: Closing the emissions gap

The World Energy Perspectives on E-Mobility is part of a series of reports based on expert insights from our network of energy leaders and practitioners. This series provides a bottom-up assessment of the key issues and technologies in the transport sector. There are a variety of clean vehicle technologies and fuels under development and in […]

Published in June 2016

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The road to resilience – managing the risks of the energy-water-food nexus

‘The road to resilience – managing the risks of the energy-water-food nexus’ is the second risk dimension investigated as part of the Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure initiative. The first report in the series, ‘The road to resilience – managing and financing extreme weather risk’, recommended moving towards a more systemic understanding of resilience, in order […]

Published in March 2016

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Unconventional gas, a global phenomenon

The growth of unconventional gas is spreading across the world with major implications over many years for markets and prices according to a World Energy Council study ‘Unconventional gas, a global phenomenon,’ which looks at where and how fast the revolution is taking place.

Published in February 2016

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E-storage: Shifting from cost to value 2016

World Energy Resources Storage has often been described as the Holy Grail of the transition to a low-carbon energy system. Affordable, efficient storage would enable volatile renewable energies to be better integrated into electricity systems, it would greatly improve the economics of home solar systems, even allowing people to go off-grid, and it could help catalyse […]

Published in January 2016

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The road to resilience – managing and financing extreme weather risk

‘The road to resilience – managing and financing extreme weather risks’ report is the first in a series that addresses the need for more investment and system change to combat the new emerging risks, including extreme weather, the energy water food nexus and cyber risks. In North America when Hurricane Sandy hit Manhattan the lights stayed […]

Published in September 2015

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Charting the Upsurge in Hydropower Development 2015

World Energy Resources The hydropower sector is set to double in potential to 2,000GW capacity by 2050.  It has enjoyed healthy growth in capacity worldwide over the last decade as stakeholders continue to value the potential of hydropower development to help meet growing energy demand.  Hydropower’s stock is also set to rise thanks to the […]

Published in May 2015

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WEC Rules of Trade and Investment: Catalysing the low-carbon economy

Global trade in environmental goods is estimated to be around US$1 trillion annually, and growing quickly. As countries struggle to deliver energy systems that are secure, affordable and environmentally sensitive, eliminating tariff barriers to environmental goods proves to be an essential tool to achieving all three goals. In this timely paper, the World Energy Council, […]

Published in January 2015

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World Energy Perspective: Energy Efficiency Technologies

  Energy efficient technologies can be found in all parts of the energy conversion chain: from exploration and production of primary energy resources, to power generation and oil refineries to electricity grids, to the final use in industry, buildings and transportation. But it is not only the technical potential which is crucial for successful introduction of energy efficient technologies. […]

Published in March 2014

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World Energy Perspective: Cost of Energy Technologies

The World Energy Council (WEC) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) have partnered to conduct a comprehensive comparative study of the costs of electricity production from a wide range of conventional and non-conventional resources. The aim and the unique value proposition of the study is to provide reference costs based on real project data, focusing […]

Published in October 2013

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World Energy Perspective: Energy Efficiency Policies – What works and what does not

The report, World Energy Perspective: Energy Efficiency Policies, is produced in collaboration with France’s energy and environment agency, ADEME. The report shows that more and more countries are now involved in energy efficiency policies, but also highlights numerous factors that have affected energy efficiency progress across 85 countries, representing more than 90% of global consumption. […]

Published in September 2013

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