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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 Scenarios 2019

The World Energy Scenarios 2019 report provides an update of the Council’s global energy scenarios. The three musically-named scenarios are: Modern Jazz, which represents a “digitally disrupted” and market-driven innovative world. Unfinished Symphony, a future in which more “intelligent” and circular economic growth models drive clean, affordable and sustainable energy transition and Hard Rock, which […]

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Cyber Challenges to the Energy Transition

The energy sector is experiencing a transformation, new synergies are being realised through linking operational, information technology, and communication systems: the sector’s digital footprint is rapidly expanding. Digitalisation and the development and transformation of energy supply chains are at the core of many government and businesses priorities. At the same time, digitalisation presents new challenges. […]

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Energy Company of the Future: Rethinking everything

A perfect storm of factors is upending the traditional energy  industry’s economics. In the face of this roiling change, energy companies can no longer proceed with business as usual. Their survival hinges on a bold rethinking of their business and operating models. energy  companies will not only need to transform the role they play in […]

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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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Innovation Insights – Hydrogen Economy

The World Energy Council launched the Innovation Insights Brief: “New Hydrogen Economy – hope or hype?”. The brief contains exclusive insights based on interviews with the key global leaders across the energy sector. Interviewees answered the questions about what is new and what are the critical factors for hydrogen as a key actor of 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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