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World Energy Issues Monitor 2020

The annual World Energy Issues Monitor provides unique insight into what energy policymakers, CEOs and leading experts identify as Critical Uncertainties and Action Priorities. New this year, the Issues Monitor also provides readers with the views of the individual customer, detailing their perceptions of their role in the overall energy system. The Issues Monitor report […]

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Innovation Insights – Energy Storage

As the global electricity systems are shaped by decentralisation, digitalisation and decarbonisation, the World Energy Council’s Innovation Insights Briefs explore the new frontiers in energy transitions and the challenges of keeping pace with fast moving developments. We use leadership interviews to map the state of play and case studies across the whole energy landscape and […]

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World Energy Trilemma Index | 2019

The goals to be achieved in the ‘Energy Trilemma’ are defined by the World Energy Council (WEC) as secure energy supply, access to affordable energy, sustainability in the generation and consumption of energy. Each country pursues its own strategy to solve the energy trilemma. In the current Energy Trilemma Index of the WEC 128 countries are […]

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Energy Infrastructure:
Affordability Enabler or Decarbonisation Constraint?

The World Energy Council has launched an exclusive Innovation Insights Brief: Energy Infrastructure: Affordability Enabler or Decarbonisation Constraint? The brief contains key insights from interviews with global leaders across the energy sector. Transitioning to a decarbonised energy system will result in stranded infrastructure assets or lead to their early decommissioning. The Insights Brief responds to […]

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Study Results YEP Austria

The Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Programme is an interdisciplinary network of young energy leaders from members and partners of WEC Austria. The YEP Programme  was initiated by the London office of WEC. The first cycle was launched in October 2015 and lasted until autumn 2018. The topics covered by the participants in the first cycle […]

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World Energy Insights – Blockchain

The blockchain in the energy market has the first hype behind it. The technology is being used in more and more (pilot) projects, such as decentralised supply models (P2P). But is the regulatory framework in the energy market already fit for blockchain? Where changes may be necessary to raise further potential for new solutions. The […]

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The developing role of blockchain

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 […]

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Energy Efficiency: A straight path towards energy sustainability

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 […]

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