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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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’.
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 […]
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 […]