Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic is a fundamental test of leadership for the energy industry. Learn about our plausible and alternative scenarios of what might happen, and our tools that enable you to stress test exist strategies and emerge from the COVID-19 shock as a more resilient society. Together we can continue to accelerate a successful global energy transition.

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Prepare for and shape the post-pandemic future

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The World Energy Council is scanning signals of change from around the world to see through the current fog of uncertainty, enhance a strategic conversation on different energy futures and enable orderly global energy transition as the world emerges from crisis. Help to shape the post-pandemic agenda by detecting and sharing signals of change.

PAUSE

Collaboration aiming at a return to normality #WEpause

REWIND

A turn away from globalisation to revive local economies #WErewind

FAST-FORWARD

Collaborative opportunities for transformation #WEforward

RE-RECORD

Diverse approaches to create a human-centred transition #WErerecord

Signals in each scenario are further divided into five types: environment, political, economic, social, technology.

You can add a signal by tweeting with one of the four hashtags: #WEpause,  #WErewind,  #WEforward,  #WErerecord

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#WEpause signals

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Contract worth £7.5m awarded for world’s deepest nuclear clean-up

@Christian L

12 Sep 2020

Nuvia and its partner Graham Construction will provide advanced transition works at the 65-metre deep shaft and silo at the Dounreay nuclear site

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When Smoke Blotted Out the Sun, Rooftop Solar Withered

@Alexander R

12 Sep 2020

People who invested in solar to protect against fire-related power outages found their panels effectively blacked out. @bloomberg

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#WEforward signals

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Virtual power plants by Tesla will lead the rise of #prosumers

@Nishant Sharma

18 Sep 2020

Tesla launches phase 3 of its virtual power plant, soon 4,000 homes with Powerwalls will be connected

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#WErerecord signals

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