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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 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

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

World Energy Resources 2016

The World Energy Resources have been produced by the World Energy Council for over 80 years. The details and analysis provide a unique data set that allows governments, private sector and academia to better understand the reality of the energy sector and the resource developments. With information covering more than 180 countries, this is the 24th edition of the World Energy Resources report.

Published in October 2016

Variable renewable energy sources integration in electricity systems 2016 – How to get it right

Renewable Energy Sources (RES) offer many benefits, such as CO2 emissions mitigation, fossil fuels import requirement reduction and new jobs creation, just to name a few. The report ‘Variable renewables integration in electricity systems: how to get it right’  identifies these challenges and offers solutions based on the experience of industry operators around the world. Sharing […]

Published in September 2016

E-storage: Shifting from cost to value 2016

World Energy Resources Storage has often been described as the Holy Grail of the transition to a low-carbon energy system. Affordable, efficient storage would enable volatile renewable energies to be better integrated into electricity systems, it would greatly improve the economics of home solar systems, even allowing people to go off-grid, and it could help catalyse […]

Published in January 2016

Charting the Upsurge in Hydropower Development 2015

World Energy Resources The hydropower sector is set to double in potential to 2,000GW capacity by 2050.  It has enjoyed healthy growth in capacity worldwide over the last decade as stakeholders continue to value the potential of hydropower development to help meet growing energy demand.  Hydropower’s stock is also set to rise thanks to the […]

Published in May 2015

World Energy Resources: 2013 Survey

As energy is the main ‘fuel’ for social and economic development, and since energy-related activities have significant environmental impacts, it is important for decision-makers to have access to reliable and accurate data in an user-friendly format. WEC has for decades been a pioneer in the field of energy resources and every three years publishes its […]

Published in October 2013

World Energy Perspective: Cost of Energy Technologies

The World Energy Council (WEC) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) have partnered to conduct a comprehensive comparative study of the costs of electricity production from a wide range of conventional and non-conventional resources. The aim and the unique value proposition of the study is to provide reference costs based on real project data, focusing […]

Published in October 2013

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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