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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 Focus 2016/2017 – Congress edition

The World Energy Focus is the official publication of the World Energy Council. The 2016/2017 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

World Energy Scenarios 2016 – The Grand Transition

The report ‘World Energy Scenarios 2016: THE GRAND TRANSITION’ presents three exploratory scenarios—Modern Jazz, Unfinished Symphony, and Hard Rock. These provide users with a common language for thinking and talking about current events. They provide energy leaders with an open, transparent, and inclusive framework to think about a very uncertain future.

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

The road to resilience: Financing resilient energy infrastructure

New physical, financial and virtual risks are posing ever greater threats to the energy sector and consequently the wider economy. ‘The road to resilience: Financing resilient energy infrastructure’ examines the evolution of the most critical emerging risks to the energy sector – extreme weather events, energy-water-food nexus and cyber threats – and identifies measures to respond through […]

Published in September 2016

World Energy Trilemma 2016: Defining measures to accelerate the energy transition

The 2016 World Energy Trilemma report, prepared in partnership with global consultancy Oliver Wyman, along with the Global Risk Centre of its parent Marsh & McLennan Companies, aims to support policymakers in the complex task of translating the trilemma goals of energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability, into implementation actions. Leveraging the learnings of […]

Published in May 2016

The road to resilience – managing the risks of the energy-water-food nexus

‘The road to resilience – managing the risks of the energy-water-food nexus’ is the second risk dimension investigated as part of the Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure initiative. The first report in the series, ‘The road to resilience – managing and financing extreme weather risk’, recommended moving towards a more systemic understanding of resilience, in order […]

Published in March 2016

Unconventional gas, a global phenomenon

The growth of unconventional gas is spreading across the world with major implications over many years for markets and prices according to a World Energy Council study ‘Unconventional gas, a global phenomenon,’ which looks at where and how fast the revolution is taking place.

Published in February 2016

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