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World Energy Perspectives: The road to resilience, 2016

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 […]

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WEC Rules of Trade and Investment

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 […]

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Energy-Water-Food Nexus

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 […]

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E-storage: Shifting from cost to value 2016

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 […]

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Security of supply: Think European

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 […]

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Hydropower Development 2015

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 […]

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