FEL initiatives

In addition to contributing to WEC’s flagship study groups, the FELs have developed their own series of ongoing initiatives:

Alternative transport fuels: the consumer perspective

Demand-side solutions are increasingly recognised as fundamental to securing a sustainable energy future. However, a lack of empirical research around consumer perspectives presents a challenge to identifying which demand-side solutions could have most traction and how best they should be implemented. To begin addressing this issue, the World Energy Council’s community of Future Energy Leaders (FELs) conducted a global survey of more than 2,500 respondents, with responses from 98 countries, providing insight into consumer attitudes and behaviours associated with alternative transport fuels. While data on all continents has been collected, this publication focuses on responses from the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. The FELs hope that this report will further contribute to a growing body of work that will look to better establish consumers’ willingness to pay.

The Future Energy Leaders’ Issues Monitor – What keeps future leaders awake at night?

This is an essential tool assessing the uncertainty, urgency and impact of critical issues in the future energy landscape. The Future Energy Leaders’ Issues Monitor provides a unique comparative insight into the outlook of current and future leaders within the energy sector.

Regional integration: where best to invest?

Large scale regional integration projects have the potential to transform the energy trilemma, improving energy security, energy equity (access and affordability) and environmental sustainability. They can also have major negative impacts. Which projects deserve future investment and which should be dismissed? This taskforce informs governments, investors and other key stakeholders on the premier energy projects of tomorrow.

Closing the gender gap

The Future Energy Leaders’ Programme is WEC’s primary vehicle for addressing the gender imbalance across the energy sector. Through this programme, FELs are encouraged to take specific actions to close the gender gap in their organisations and broader spheres of influence.

Promoting FEL engagement at the national level

In conjunction with their National Member Committees, Future Energy Leaders work in their home countries to develop national engagement programmes for young energy leaders.