WORLD ENERGY PULSE
The World Energy Pulse, the World Energy Council’s surveys of global energy leaders from nearly 80 countries, provides snapshots of current attitudes and trends felt across the energy ecosystem and delivers global and regional perspectives of crises implications and transformational actions.
Taken at regular intervals, the Pulse equips decision makers and other energy stakeholders by:
- enabling real-time decision-making amidst fast-changing situations
- leveraging new and timely insights harvested across the world energy community
- informing, catalysing and supporting more effective collaborative actions in energy across the globe
World Energy Pulse 2023
NOVEMBER 2023 WORLD ENERGY PULSE
Our November 2023 Pulse survey of over 800 leaders across six world regions reaffirms that we are at a critical turning point for energy leadership.
Following the survey, discussions by experts across our global community have informed four areas of focus:
New and More Demand-Driven Collaboration
Overshooting Optimism – Planning for the best and preparing for the worst
Engaging Regional Diversity to Enable Resilience
Moonshots, Earthshots and Empathy Shots
Read the full summary of findings here and download the full November 2023 Pulse results below.
APRIL 2023 WORLD ENERGY PULSE
As the energy sector continued to be impacted by the aftershocks from COVID-19, the ongoing war in Ukraine, and an international scramble to respond to President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, the April 2023 World Energy Pulse revealed that national security interests and the green technology arms race were considered the greatest obstacles to energy transition progress.
- 59% of respondents agreed that energy independence is critical to securing their countries’ climate-energy-security agendas. However, this ‘me-first’ sentiment was challenged with the overwhelming (84%) acceptance that energy interdependence is the new global reality.
- 86% of respondents said that effectively managing choices and trade-offs using the World Energy Trilemma framework – energy security, affordability, and sustainability – is the best approach to avoiding disorderly transitions and addressing the new and emerging challenges of climate resilient energy for sustainable development.
- 64% of respondents continued to be concerned by the pace and progress of energy transitions, nearly double those who expressed similar concerns in the Council’s Pulse survey in 2022.
Leaders are particularly concerned that insufficient action was being driven from the bottom up, with 35% of respondents stating that individuals and communities should be empowered to lead transformations. 43% saw challenges around 'affordability and modern energy access’ as the most concerning aspects of ensuring a fair energy system.
Read more in the April 2023 World Energy Pulse press release and download the full results below.
World Energy Pulse 2022
Climate. Covid and Conflict: Implications and Outlooks
The world is reeling from impacts of global energy shocks triggered by the convergence of crises: climate change, covid, and conflict. The interaction of these crises has cascading and uneven impacts in energy which are felt at all levels of society. As leaders seek to step up to meet these crises, responses reflect different experiences and expectations.
Findings from the World Energy Pulse 2022 were issued in April and August 2022.