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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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Performance of Generating Plant 2010

“Performance of Generating Plant: New Metrics for Industry in Transition” is the title for this report from the Performance of Generating Plant task force of the World Energy Council. The report examines the challenges of measuring and improving performance and considers some of the issues related to this field.

Published in September 2010

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Performance of Generating Plant 2008: Managing the changes

The WEC Committee on the Performance of Generating Plant (PGP) has been collecting and analysing power plant performance statistics worldwide for more than 30 years.

Published in December 2007

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Performance of Generating Plant 2004: New Realities, New Needs

The report demonstrates a range of approaches used to assess the availability of coal and gas fired thermal units, nuclear reactors and renewable energy plant, and presents selected availability statistics from around the world. In recent years the need to develop and use new reliability indices, which more accurately reflect the current market place has […]

Published in August 2004

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Regulating District Heating and Cogeneration in Central and Eastern Europe

This new report looks at regulatory issues and other difficulties accompanying ongoing unbundling of the DH/CHP industries in eastern and central Europe. While the need for regulation of DH/CHP in transition economies is recognised the diverse nature and often conflicting objectives of the regulation across the region is a serious problem.

Published in July 2004

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Comparison of Energy Systems using Life Cycle Assessment

Since the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology was developed about 30 years ago many studies have been conducted using the LCA approach to analyse the environmental impacts of all sorts of activities, including energy production and use. LCA has provided a unified approach for the comparison of different energy systems and the aim of ‘Comparison […]

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