World Energy Transition Radar

Prepare for and shape the post-pandemic future

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.

Signal of the day

NuScale Small Modular Reactors under consideration for Ukraine

Energoatom of Ukraine will explore the possible deployment of NuScale small modular reactors (SMRs) to replace fossil fuel plants, according to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the companies. It is the latest in a series of agreements on...

@rosatom_EE

03 Sep 2021

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#WEforward signals

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Japan sets 60% target for renewable energy by 2030

@@Rosatom_SEA_Japan

30 Sep 2021

Japan has set a target to increase non-fossil fuel energy including renewable and nuclear energy to 60% of total production by 2030, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's draft basic energy policy.

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#WErerecord signals

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UK climate envoy to visit South Africa to discuss helping shift from coal

@@Rosatom_CSA

21 Sep 2021

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Britain’s envoy to the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) John Murton plans to visit South Africa ahead of the November talks, a spokesman in Pretoria said, to discuss helping it end an over-reliance on coal that makes it one of the world’s leading carbon emitters. South African Environment Ministry spokesman Albi Modise said discussions were exploratory but would focus on cooperation in the transition from coal to renewables. Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, who has made no secret of supporting the coal sector, has described giving it up as “economic suicide.”

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Emerging markets can’t pay costs of the zero-carbon transition alone

@@Rosatom_CSA

05 Oct 2021

According to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), achieving global carbon neutrality by 2050 requires a sevenfold increase in annual clean-energy investment in the developing/emerging world, to $1-trillion, by 2030. Yet the same report concludes that “annual investments across all parts of the energy sector in emerging and developing markets have fallen by about 20% since 2016. Emerging markets always want donations

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India to face power shortage likely due to coal shortage

@Abhineet Raj

04 Oct 2021

Majority of coal power plants in India have coal storage for less than a week in a situation when coal based power plants are mainstay of India's electricity mix.

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Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema said on Friday his new government would implement policies to reduce the fiscal deficit, restore economic growth and review mining policies.

@@Rosatom_CSA

11 Sep 2021

Hichilema said officials would also review agricultural policies, revise electricity prices and reform state power firm Zesco. Last November Africa's second-biggest copper producer became the first country on the continent to default on its sovereign debt during the pandemic, after failing to keep up with payments on its more than $12 billion of international debt.

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Burning forests to make energy: EU and world wrestle with biomass science

@@rosatom_EE

31 Aug 2021

A major political and environmental dispute is coming to a boil in the run-up to COP26 in Scotland this November, as the EU and the forestry industry push forest biomass (turning trees into wood pellets and burning them to make electricity), claiming the science shows biomass is sustainable and produces zero emissions

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