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World Energy Resources: 2013 Survey

As energy is the main ‘fuel’ for social and economic development, and since energy-related activities have significant environmental impacts, it is important for decision-makers to have access to reliable and accurate data in an user-friendly format. WEC has for decades been a pioneer in the field of energy resources and every three years publishes its […]

Published in October 2013

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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 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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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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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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Drivers of the Energy Scene

‘Drivers of the Energy Scene’ is a fresh analysis of the dynamics of energy markets, looking particularly at oil and gas and examining implications for a broad range of energy services. It challenges generally accepted forecasts of GDP and energy prices in proposing that global GDP growth in the coming years is likely to be […]

Published in December 2003

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World Energy Resources 2001

The World Energy Council has been producing the Survey of Energy Resources, a unique and authoritative reference publication on global energy resources, since 1934.

Published in September 2001

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