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 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?
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 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.
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 are best achieved.
E-mobility: Closing the emissions gap
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.