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2018 World Energy Issues Monitor
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The developing role of blockchain
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2017 Energy Trilemma Index
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World Energy Issues Monitor 2018 TOP
In its ninth year, The World Energy Issues Monitor 2018: 'Perspectives on the Grand Energy Transition' published by the World Energy Council, provides a snapshot of the current priorities, facing global energy leaders.

The report looks at the global energy agenda and analyses the trends and outlook in six world regions and 95 countries.

The 2018 edition summarizes the views of over 1,200 energy leaders including ministers, chief executives and the heads of the WEC’s national member committees.

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The developing role of blockchain TOP
This WEC White Paper looks at the potential of Blockchain Technology for the energy sector. Although blockchain is gaining wide-spread acknowledgement and use in the sector, there are still a number of uncertainties surrounding the technology and a combination of technological, regulatory and other practical challenges could stall its growth.

Among other things, the following questions are treated:

What are blockchain’s opportunities and risks in the energy sector?
How will blockchain impact company and state value chain infrastructure related to the energy sector?

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The developing role of blockchain
Executive summary

World Energy Trilemma-/Index-Report 2017 TOP
The World Energy Trilemma study assesses how well countries are addressing the energy trilemma – the triple challenge of finding solutions to support secure, affordable, and environmentally sensitive energy. The Energy Trilemma Index within the report is a comprehensive ranking of countries energy policies, showing areas of success and room for improvement.

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World Energie Trilemma-/Index-Report 2017

Energy Efficiency: A straight path towards energy sustainability TOP
Energy efficient technologies can be found in all parts of the energy conversion chain: from exploration and production of primary energy resources, to power generation and oil refineries to electricity grids, to the final use in industry, buildings and transportation. But it is not only the technical potential which is crucial for successful introduction of energy efficient technologies. To assess the full potential of such technologies and identify the path towards their successful market introduction, it is necessary to consider their economic, realisable and also realistic potential.

Introduction of energy efficiency policies and measures has been growing fast around the world. The increasing number of countries with an energy efficiency law signifies a strengthening and consolidation of the institutional commitment to energy efficiency.

This report gives an assessment of progress in reducing energy consumption. Overall, energy efficiency improvements have saved the world 3.1 gigatonnes (Gtoe) of primary energy consumption and 7Gt of CO2 over the last 15 years.

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World Energy Scenarios 2016: The Grand Transition TOP
'World Energy Scenarios: The Grand Transition' is the conclusion of a three-year study, built by a network of more than 70 members, from over 25 countries, and quantified with a global multi-regional energy system model. In producing the World Energy Scenarios, the World Energy Council collaborated with Accenture Strategy and the Paul Scherrer Institute to explore likely futures for the Grand Transition – a world of lower population growth, radical new technologies, greater environmental challenges, and a shift in economic and geopolitical power – looking to 2060.

Each of the three scenarios describes the development of a possible future energy system at the global and regional level.

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World Energy Resources 2016 TOP
This WEC study is a unique comprehensive compilation of global energy resources. It covers not only the fossil fuels but also the major types of traditional and novel sources of energy.

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RES integration in electricity systems 2016 - How to get it right TOP
Renewable Energy Sources (RES) offer many benefits, such as CO2 emissions mitigation, fossil fuels import requirement reduction and new jobs creation, just to name a few. The study identifies these challenges and offers solutions based on the experience of industry operators around the world.

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World Energy Perspectives: The road to resilience, 2016 TOP
Energy systems must be smarter, not just stronger, to withstand the risks from extreme weather events, the energy-water-food nexus and cyber-attacks. The "Road to Resilience" series shows the evolution of these risks, their impact on infrastructure and identifies measures to improve the financing conditions and resilience of global energy systems to cope with these new challenges.

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WEC Rules of Trade and Investment TOP
The design of our future energy system is a key political task. The desired transition from a fossil to a renewable energy system presents many challenges, but also creates prospects and opportunities for the economy and the labor market.

The study highlights measures, through which the objectives of the energy, environmental and climate policy are best achieved.

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E-mobility: Closing the emissions gap TOP
Electric vehicles will need to increase their combined market share from the current 1% to 16% by 2020 to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators.

That’s the conclusion of new WEC report, which states that electric vehicles should be considered central to any policy and technology portfolio designed to lower transport emissions.

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Energy-Water-Food Nexus TOP
This report focuses understanding how the energy sector can better manage impacts on land and water whilst still aiming to balance the Energy Trilemma. The initial findings lay out the initial understanding of the risks posed by the energy-water-food nexus in the energy industry. By understanding how to technically and financially address these risks, the report provides recommendations for the energy industry to work together with the financial community, investors and policymakers to share and promote measures that must be incorporated into energy infrastructure design and investment decisions.

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Unconventional gas, a global phenomenon TOP
The growth of unconventional gas is spreading across the world with major implications over many years for markets and prices according to a new WEC study 'Unconventional gas, a global phenomenon', which looks at where and how fast the revolution is taking place.

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E-storage: Shifting from cost to value 2016 TOP
Energy storage could be a game-changer for renewables. Affordable, efficient storage would enable volatile renewable energies to be better integrated into electricity systems, it would greatly improve the economics of home solar systems, even allowing people to go off-grid, and it could help catalyse a revolution in electric cars as well as helping to solve the problems of the grid going down or grid overload. This report seeks to interrogate what the cost base of an array of storage technologies really means. The key conclusion is that a narrow focus on levelised cost alone can be misleading. Throughout the cost modelling process, the same issues repeatedly emerged, namely the importance of defining the business model under consideration and how the storage plant was being operated.

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Managing and financing extreme weather risks TOP
New approaches are required for the management and financing of energy infrastructures as companies and governments seek to meet the challenges of increased extreme weather risks. New thinking is needed says the latest report from the World Energy Council, 'The road to resilience - managing and financing extreme weather risks'.

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Security of supply: Think European TOP
The World Energy Council - Germany published a comprehensive study on the benefits of closer cooperation between the electricity markets. The study on the basis of large datasets of different network operators shows that a significant benefit comes through in-depth energy economic integration. In particular, it is important to strengthen the networks and not to limit the cross-border exchange of electricity.

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Security of supply: Think European - Report

Hydropower Development 2015 TOP
World Energy Resources Report 2015: Charting the Upsurge in Hydropower Development is a critical and expansive review of the current state and trends within the hydropower sector, examining the sectors development from technological, economic and socio-political perspectives. The report highlights the key opportunities for further growth in the sector, along with the major challenges it must overcome in realising its future potential.

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Energy sector faces increasing pressures from climate change TOP
The energy sector is facing increasing pressures from climate change. All segments of the industry will be affected by the changing global climate and the policy responses to it. So says a briefing published jointly by the World Energy Council (WEC), the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), the Cambridge Judge Business School, and the European Climate Foundation.

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Climate Change: Implications for the Energy Sector - Summary

Global Electricity Initiative TOP
The Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) is a partnership between three of the world’s largest energy and sustainability networks: the World Energy Council (WEC), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP). The main objective of this initiative is to encourage action and cooperation between electricity utilities around the world to achieve access to electricity for all people by 2030 in a reliable, affordable and sustainable way.

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Global Electricity Initiative - 2014 Report
Global Electricity Initiative - 2014 Executive Summary

The benefits of coordination TOP
Policy coordination is a sine qua non for effective integration of European electricity
markets.

Only by optimizing energy market coordination between Germany and the Netherlands benefits of several billion euros can be generated.

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World Energy Perspective: Energy Efficiency Technologies TOP
Energy efficient technologies can be found in all parts of the energy conversion chain: from exploration and production of primary energy resources, to power generation and oil refineries to electricity grids, to the final use in industry, buildings and transportation. But it is not only the technical potential which is crucial for successful introduction of energy efficient technologies. To assess the full potential of such technologies and identify the path towards their successful market introduction, it is necessary to consider their economic, realisable and also realistic potential.

This report summarises the outcomes of a pilot project launched by the World Energy Council Knowledge Network on Energy Efficient Technologies.

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World Energy Perspective: Energy Efficiency Technologies

Energy Efficiency Policies - What works and what does not TOP
The 2013 report presents and evaluates energy efficiency policies and trends in 85 countries, representing more than 90% of global consumption. The report helps to find answers to the following questions:

- What is the importance of energy efficiency measures?
- What are the priorities?
- What are the trends?
- What are the results?

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World Energy Perspective: Cost of Energy Technologies TOP
The World Energy Council (WEC) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) have partnered to conduct a comprehensive comparative study of the costs of electricity production from a wide range of conventional and non-conventional resources.

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Cost of Energy Technologies

US shale gas boom threatens Europes economy TOP
A study on behalf of the World Energy Council’s German Member Committee.

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World Energy Perspective - Smart Grids TOP
Smart grids are an essential element to facilitate this transformation and for achieving energy security, affordable energy and climate change mitigation—the three elements of the “energy trilemma. The WEC-Report highlights the current status og smart grids and best practice examples of successful smart grid development in different countries.

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The significance of hydropower storage for the energy transition TOP
Prognos AG was commissioned by the World Energy Council Germany to compile a study on the significance of international hydropower storage for the energy transition in Germany.
A year after the launch of the energy transition, implementation issues have been discussed intensively. In this context, it needed to be clarified to what extent hydropower storage installations abroad can contribute to absorb excess electricity from renewable energy sources and to make back-up electricity available. In this context, the present expert report attempts to give a realistic assessment of the contribution of international hydroelectric storage capacities to the energy transition in Germany. In addition to Germany, countries such as Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Austria formed part of the survey, because they have large hydroelectric storage facilities. It will be discussed, inter alia, how these potentials can be utilised in an effective and economically viable manner.

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The significance of international hydropower storage for the energy transition

Power generation between market and regulation TOP
A study on behalf of the World Energy Council’s German Member Committee.

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Global Transport Scenarios 2050 TOP
The World Energy Council (WEC) expects that transport fuel demand in the next forty years will come mainly from developing countries such as China and India, where demand will grow by 200% to 300%. In contrast, the transport fuel demand for the developed countries will drop by up to 20%, mainly due to increased efficiencies.

The report also sets out that oil may still fuel more than 80% of the global transport sector for the next 40 years due to strong demand growth from the heavy duty sector, shipping and air traffic.

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Global Transport Scenarios 2050

Integration of renewable energies into the electrical supply system TOP
A study on behalf of the World Energy Council’s German Member Committee.

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Roadmap towards a competitive European energy market TOP
WEC has recently been looking in depth into the question of market development to identify how current markets could evolve into a true EU internal electricity market. Based on the state of play of different European wholesale markets, WEC proposes a roadmap for the development towards a pan-European wholesale market. The roadmap should develop on regional and European level in parallel as regional markets are seen as an intermediary step.

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Roadmap towards a Competitive European Energy Market

Logistics Bottlenecks TOP
This study is to examine the infrastructure required to move energy across international boundaries in the types and quantities projected to meet future energy requirements.

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Logistics Bottlenecks

Performance of Generating Plant TOP
WEC has been collecting and analysing power plant performance statistics worldwide for more than 30 years.

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Performance of Generating Plant: New Metrics for Industry in Transition



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