Publications

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

World Energy Scenarios 2017 | LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN Energy Scenarios

The report ‘LATIN AMERICA &  THE CARIBBEAN Energy Scenarios’ presents three scenarios − Samba, Tango and Rock − as distinct trajectories for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) energy sector to 2060. This report is a first exploration of regional deep-dive scenarios and provides the basis and framework for the LAC region. The framework which consists […]

Published in May 2017

World Energy Issues Monitor 2017 | Exposing the new energy realities

World Energy Issues Monitor 2017 – Exposing the New Energy Realities As the Grand Energy Transition fast becomes a reality, the minds of global energy leaders are becoming increasingly focussed on long term trends that threaten existing economic and business models rather than concerns about short term risks. Issues that will dictate the speed and […]

Published in April 2017

Energy Efficiency: A straight path towards energy sustainability

The research conducted by the World Energy Council together with ADEME since 1992 concludes that energy efficiency continues to improve all over the world but despite the significant advances, much more can and should be done to improve the efficiency of energy production and use.

Published in November 2016

World Energy Focus 2016 – Congress edition

The World Energy Focus is the official publication of the World Energy Council. The 2016 Congress edition is published under the theme “Embracing New Frontiers” and features interviews and articles from CEO’s, energy ministers and leaders from across the world along with contributions from the Council itself. Download the annual issue of World Energy Focus for […]

Published in November 2016

2016 Energy Trilemma Index: Benchmarking the sustainability of national energy systems

Energy sustainability, which lies at the heart of the World Energy Council’s mission, requires robust and reliable ways for policymakers to effectively assess the sustainability of their country’s energy sector, benchmark progress, and compare their country’s energy sustainability performance with that of others. The Energy Trilemma Index, produced in partnership with global management consultancy Oliver […]

Published in October 2016

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