Energy Transition Toolkit

Creating insight for successful energy transition

Energy is the pivot of global prosperity and wellbeing. Societies depend upon access to reliable, affordable, secure and sustainable energy.  Energy systems are changing fast, shaped by many factors and diverse actors.

Energy transition is nothing new. However, today’s challenges of managing a successful and global energy transition are unprecedented. Energy is not just a sector; energy developments impact and are affected by developments in some of the most significant systems around the globe – power, transport, industry, food, buildings. At the same time, the accelerating pace of technological innovation and convergence brings new challenges and opportunities.

Energy Transition Toolkit

To drive impact and promote effective collaboration, members of the Council have developed transition tools that help define and better manage successful energy transitions.

These tools – which can be used individually or in combination – enable the development of new, timely and actionable insights. The flexibility of the toolkit recognises different starting points and a no ‘one size fits all’ approach to a successful transition. The tools can be used to support interventions on a global, regional, national, sectoral, and/or cross-sectoral basis.

The tools available include:

Energy Transition ToolkitUser Guide

The World Energy Council’s Energy Transition Toolkit User Guide is designed to serve three functions:  

  • Explain the purpose of the Energy Transition Toolkit  
  • Introduce the five tools  
  • Offer ideas for using the tools 
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World EnergyPulse

The World Energy Pulse survey tracks the impact of multilple crises and their implications as felt within the energy sector.

Started in April 2022, it is based on responses recieved from our world energy community and aims to:

  • Present a quick “pulse” of current attitudes and trends felt across the energy industry
  • Provide global and regional perspectives of crises implications and transformational actions
  • Inform the World Energy Community and enable real-time decision-making amid fast-changing situations
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World EnergyIssues Monitor

In an era where the energy landscape is undergoing faster and fundamental transformation, energy leaders must pay attention to many different signals of change and distinguish key issues from the noise.

The World Energy Council’s annual World Energy Issues Monitor provides a snapshot of what keeps energy policymakers, CEOs and leading experts in over 100 countries awake at night and busy at work. It enables an understanding of the world energy agenda and the evolution of priorities on a historical and geographical basis.

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World EnergyTrilemma Index

Healthy energy systems are secure, equitable and environmentally sustainable, showing a carefully managed balanced Trilemma between the three dimensions. Maintaining this balance in the context of rapid transition to decentralised, decarbonised, and digital systems is challenging with the risk of passive trade-offs between equally critical priorities.  

Energy leaders need to manage the competing demands of the energy trilemma. The World Energy Trilemma Index is an annual measurement of national energy system performances.




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World EnergyScenarios

World Energy Council Scenarios use innovative collaboration, interactive experiences, rigorous research, and analysis to map out plausible energy futures. The practice of developing and using scenarios emerged as a way to provide an inclusive and strategic framework enabling big picture thinking and deeper assumptions, choices and options. The Council has been developing scenarios for almost two decades.

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The Innovation work series is an effort to make sense of the fast-moving pace of the energy transition by digging deeper into the role of technology, policy and social innovation. 

The series includes discussion papers, virtual discussion hubs and workshops to further engage energy stakeholders and allow for innovation to be shared, adopted and possibly implemented on a wider scale.

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