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Variable renewable energy sources integration in electricity systems 2016 – How to get it right

Renewable Energy Sources (RES) offer many benefits, such as CO2 emissions mitigation, fossil fuels import requirement reduction and new jobs creation, just to name a few. The report ‘Variable renewables integration in electricity systems: how to get it right’  identifies these challenges and offers solutions based on the experience of industry operators around the world. Sharing […]

Published in September 2016

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The road to resilience: Financing resilient energy infrastructure

New physical, financial and virtual risks are posing ever greater threats to the energy sector and consequently the wider economy. ‘The road to resilience: Financing resilient energy infrastructure’ examines the evolution of the most critical emerging risks to the energy sector – extreme weather events, energy-water-food nexus and cyber threats – and identifies measures to respond through […]

Published in September 2016

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World Energy Trilemma 2016: Defining measures to accelerate the energy transition

The 2016 World Energy Trilemma report, prepared in partnership with global consultancy Oliver Wyman, along with the Global Risk Centre of its parent Marsh & McLennan Companies, aims to support policymakers in the complex task of translating the trilemma goals of energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability, into implementation actions. Leveraging the learnings of […]

Published in May 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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2016 World Energy Issues Monitor

The 2016 WORLD ENERGY ISSUES MONITOR  A climate of innovation – responding to the commodity price storm, samples the views of CEOs, Ministers and experts from across the globe to highlight the critical uncertainties facing the sector. The aim of this report is to ensure that energy leaders across the world better understand the reality of their operating […]

Published in March 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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World Energy Focus 2015/2016

The World Energy Focus, formerly World Energy Insight, is the official publication of the World Energy Council. The annual publication 2015/2016 is divided into 4 sections: Climate, Markets, Africa and the 2016 World Energy Congress featuring interviews and articles from CEO’s, energy ministers and leaders from across the world along with contributions from the Council itself.

Published in November 2015

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2015 Energy Trilemma Index: Benchmarking the sustainability of national energy systems

The Energy Trilemma Index, produced in partnership with global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, along with the Global Risk Centre of its parent Marsh & McLennan Companies, is a comparative ranking of 130 countries, benchmarking the sustainability of energy systems and awarding countries with a balance score, highlighting how well countries manage the trade-offs between the […]

Published in November 2015

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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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2015 World Energy Issues Monitor

Energy price volatility: the new normal Energy is among the top strategic issues shaping the global agenda in 2015. The uncertainty and impact of energy and commodity price volatility has now established itself as the number-one issue for energy leaders worldwide. Emerging risks and the resulting need to redefine energy infrastructure resilience, changing market designs, […]

Published in January 2015

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