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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Sasol strikes partnership with state-owned Central Energy Fund to explore gas supply

@@Rosatom_CSA

12 Sep 2021

Sasol and the Central Energy Fund (CEF) have signed a memorandum of understanding which will allow them to collaborate on accelerating the development of gas resources in the southern Africa

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India leads the way in energy transition and intends to continue leading the path.

@Abhineet Raj

09 Sep 2021

Considering the pace of development in the energy sector, India is determined to not only achieve, but to exceed its NDC commitments well within the committed time frame.

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#WErerecord signals

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Establishing of Hydrogen council by large business conglomerates in South Korea

@Katerina_RSEA

07 Sep 2021

Top-tier south-korean companies including Hyundai Motor, SK, Posco, have formed an alliance to launch a "hydrogen council" aimed at cutting carbon emissions. The hydrogen council will operate in the form of a CEO consultative body, and it will encourage domestic companies to invest and expand the value chain of the hydrogen industry through holding regular general meetings and forums. Its goal is to actively contribute to the realization of hydrogen society and carbon neutrality.

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5 Million Cubic Feet of gas supply is added to the national grid of Bangladesh

@Abhineet Raj

04 Sep 2021

Energy starved Bangladesh added a new indigenous source of natural gas to its grid.

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#WEpause signals

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Government administered prices are clearly keeping inflation in South Africa structurally higher

@@Rosatom_CSA

11 Sep 2021

Historically, administered prices have been considered to push South Africa’s inflation rate upwards and result in sticky inflation expectations, as a household or company’s municipal account constitutes a big chunk of its costs and increases in this expense definitely forms the perception or rather reality of inflation. Statistics South Africa reported that households would, on average, pay 13.7% higher for electricity effective 1 July 2021.

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Poland hopeful of deal with Czechs over Turow mine

@@rosatom_EE

31 Aug 2021

Poland is optimistic of an agreement with the Czech Republic over a disputed open-pit coal mine, Climate Minister Michal Kurtyka said on Thursday, as negotiations were about to start.

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#WErewind signals

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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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