Publications

World Energy Trilemma Index 2018

The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index ranks countries’ energy performance on three dimensions, Energy Security, Energy Equity, and Environmental Sustainability, based on global and national data. The results show impacts of decisions and changes, suggesting where policy coherence and integrated policy innovation can help develop well calibrated energy systems in the context of the […]

Published in October 2018

World Energy Insights – Blockchain: Anthology of Interviews & Insights Brief

The Council in partnership with PwC interviewed 39 companies/organisations to understand the maturity of blockchain technology in energy and also to understand its potential and its impediments.  We interviewed companies pushing new business models, traditional oil and gas companies, regulators and utilities to find out what is going on with all the blockchain hype.  We […]

Published in October 2018

World Energy Issues Monitor 2018 | Perspectives on the Grand Energy Transition

The World Energy Issues Monitor provides the views of energy leaders from across the globe to highlight the key issues of uncertainty, importance and developing signals for the future. The World Energy Issues Monitor Tool presents in one place dynamic map views of the nine years of Issues Monitor data that has been collated by […]

Published in May 2018

World Energy Scenarios 2017 | Regional Perspective for Sub-Saharan Africa

The world energy system is undergoing faster and more fundamental changes shaped by the significant diversity of regional energy perspectives. Since 2010, the World Energy Council has been developing World Energy Scenarios. Scenario planning is a useful tool when dealing with accelerating changes and complex challenges. The World Energy Scenarios – The Grand Transition was […]

Published in February 2018

The developing role of blockchain

Produced in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), this White Paper looks at the potential of Blockchain Technology for the energy sector. Although blockchain is gaining wide-spread acknowledgement and use in the sector, there are still a number of uncertainties surrounding the technology and a combination of technological, regulatory and other practical challenges could stall its growth.

Published in November 2017

World Energy Trilemma Index 2017 : Monitoring the Sustainability of National Energy Systems

The World Energy Council’s definition of energy sustainability is based on three core dimensions: energy security, energy equity, and environmental sustainability. Balancing these three goals constitutes a ‘trilemma’ and is the basis for prosperity and competitiveness of individual countries. The 2017 Energy Trilemma Index reveals signs of progress on all dimensions of the Energy Trilemma. […]

Published in November 2017

World Energy Trilemma 2017 : Changing Dynamics – Using Distributed Energy Resources to Meet the Trilemma Challenge

The World Energy Trilemma 2017 report Changing dynamics – Using distributed energy resources to meet the Trilemma challenge,  prepared in partnership with global consultancy Oliver Wyman, along with the Global Risk Centre of its parent Marsh & McLennan Companies, tapped into the global insights of the traditional and emerging players in the electricity sector – including policymakers, regulators, […]

Published in November 2017

The Role of Natural Gas (Perspective from the 2016 World Energy Scenarios)

In October 2016, at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul , the World Energy Council launched the report ‘World Energy Scenarios 2016: THE GRAND TRANSITION’ to present three exploratory scenarios to 2060—Modern Jazz, Unfinished Symphony, and Hard Rock. Developed in collaboration with Accenture Strategy, the Paul Scherrer Institute, and a network of more than 70 members, […]

Published in November 2017

World Energy Focus 2017

The World Energy Focus is the official annual publication of the World Energy Council. The 2017 edition features interviews and articles from CEOs, energy ministers and leaders from across the world about the Energy Transition and how is innovation driving change. Get a fresh and insightful perspective from these international leaders into those Policy, Digital, Decarbonisation […]

Published in October 2017

Alternative pathways for Mexico to 2030: exploring business model innovation

This White Paper describes a new work stream within the Council, using the World Energy Scenarios to explore the role of business model innovation in promoting the sustainable use of energy for all. With this White paper, stakeholders can leverage the key findings of the Mexico case study to create solid mid-term strategies to face […]

Published in October 2017

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