This publication, a valuable reference for energy industry executives as well as scenario modelers and energy technology researchers, is the only source of global energy data collected on a country by country basis. The 600 page 21st Survey was published in 2007.
Energy for Mega Cities
This study examines the requirements to meet demand for energy and the delivery of secure and reliable energy services in the growing number of very large cities around the world. The objective is to develop concepts of secure energy supply and distribution based on technologies under development, including the transport sector, to ensure a sustainable future.
Concerns about security of supply by consuming nations and security of demand by supplying nations are more pronounced than ever and threaten the international fabric of the globe. Clearer international rules governing energy trade and investment are demanded. GATT and the WTO Agreement govern trans-border movement of energy in general, but not in a coordinated manner leaving many unanswered questions.
The study has two objectives. To provide an annual assessment of policies, regulations and/or standards and their effectiveness in addressing climate, growth or equality goals (WEC's 3 A's). It will enhance WEC’s visibility by proposing ways in which best practises in one country or region might be used in others.
An archive of the 2005-2007 Global Studies is available for reference.
Enquiries related to the Global Studies of the 2008-2010 Work Cycle should be directed to the London Office for the attention of the Director of Studies, Dr Robert Schock.