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World Energy Issues Monitor 2014

What keeps energy leaders awake at night?

In times of unprecedented uncertainty for the energy sector, the pressure and challenge to further develop and transform the our systems to secure a sustainable energy future is immense. WEC’s Energy Leaders’ dialogue over the year 2013 has shown that with this outlook business as usual is not an option.

The World Energy Issues Monitor 2014 helps to define the world energy agenda and its evolution over time. It provides a high-level perception of what constitute issues of critical uncertainty, in contrast to those that require immediate action or act as a developing signal for the future. As such, it has developed into an essential tool in understanding the complex and uncertain environment within which energy leaders must operate and a tool through which decision makers can challenge their own assumptions on the key drivers within the energy landscape.

The 2014 edition is the culmination of a six-month study capturing the views of over 800 energy leaders including ministers, chief executives and the heads of the WEC’s national members committees covering 84 countries. The report, which highlights strong regional variations, looks at the global energy agenda and analyses the trends and outlook in six world regions plus 24 countries.

Readers are encouraged to further explore the evolution of critical issues across years and in different regions and to download the results using the interactive issues monitor in the data section.

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