The annual World Energy Issues Monitor provides a unique insight into what energy policy makers, CEOs and leading experts identify as critical uncertainties and priorities for action. The report surveyed 2,200 decision-makers in the international energy community from nearly 100 countries.
The survey results show a clear upward trend in the perception of uncertainties. In particular, sharp increases in commodity prices and geopolitical tensions led to this view and gave a significant boost to the discussion on security of supply. In addition, the WEC study provides an indication of the urgent need for a solid, coherent, and long-term framework for planning future investments in the energy transition. Added to this is the concern about obtaining the financing needed to transform the energy system on the capital markets in the face of economic uncertainties.
In Austria, too, higher commodity prices, the transformation of the energy system and, in this context, the energy and climate policy framework are high on the agenda. In addition, technology trends (digitalization, hydrogen economy, innovative energy storage systems) dominate the agenda of the decision-makers surveyed.
WEC Austria thanks all participants for their support, combined with the request for further good cooperation.