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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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WEC Rules of Trade 2011: Energy Sector Environmental Innovation

The World Energy Council (WEC) has presented three principal statements dealing with rules of trade in the energy sector to COP17 and the WTO. It is hoped that these statements, representing the WEC membership of 3000 organisations in over 90 countries, will aid policy makers to develop sustainable structures to improve the utilisation of energy. […]

Published in November 2011

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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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Energy Efficiency: A Recipe for Success

Produced in cooperation with ADEME and Enerdata, this report presents and evaluates energy efficiency policies and trends in about 90 countries around the world. It reviews the impact of energy efficiency measures and highlights the trends and results of their implementation. Energy efficiency is “a low hanging fruit” on the “energy tree” which can help […]

Published in September 2010

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European Climate Change Policy Beyond 2012

This report reflects the views of WEC European Members and does not necessarily represent the view of all WEC members. There is an increasing scientific consensus that human activities do trigger climate changes. Actual forecasts predict temperature increases that are likely to be beyond the adaptation potential of ecosystems. These considerations play a major role […]

Published in November 2009

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WEC Rules of Trade 2009: Trade and Investment Rules for Energy

Rules that govern energy trade is an issue that has generated increasing concern everywhere, from the standpoint of both the security of supply for consumers and security of demand for suppliers. This concern reflects the importance of rules that comprehensively address the needs from supply and demand point of view and integrate the international fabric […]

Published in September 2009

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Energy Efficiency Policies

This study report describes and evaluates energy efficiency trends and policies. While ADEME coordinated the project, the study was carried out over three years with contributions from more than 70 countries.

Published in January 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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North American Regional Report

The aim of this regional report was to discuss avenues for advancing North American cooperation and coordination on a range of energy issues.

Published in November 2007

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World Energy Scenarios 2007: Transport Technologies and Policy Scenarios

As part of the major WEC study on Scenarios to 2050 – to be published later this year – a specific investigation was undertaken on measures required in the transport sector to secure sustainable energy and sustainable mobility in the future. The WEC study on “Transport Technologies and Policy Scenarios to 2050” outlines the results […]

Published in October 2007

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Energy & Climate Change

The launch of the full report took place at a media event in London on 21st of June. Kurt Yeager presented the stufy from a distinguished panel which included Mr Ivo de Boer of UNFCCC and Bill Spence of Shell. The discussion was moderated by Jeremy Lovell, of Reuters. The Executive Summary had previously been […]

Published in June 2007

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