Release of World
Energy Issues Monitor 2019 "Managing the Grand Energy Transition"
It is already available the 10th edition of
the World Energy Issues Monitor Report " Managing the Grand Energy
Transition ", a WEC project consolidated as one of the most relevant
in the national scope.
Over 2,300 energy leaders from around the world
have given their views to this new edition which includes 7 global
maps, 6 regional maps and 50 national maps (including Spain). The
maps provide local and regional perspectives on critical issues
in the energy sector, how they change over time and differ across
Global findings in 2019 include:
- The global Energy Transition is driven by digitalisation, decarbonisation,
- raditional market design is under pressure to reform to enable
renewable integration, respond to resilience challenges and incorporate
the growing decentralisation movement.
- lobal strategic competition and the rise of nationalism illustrated
by a sharp increase of concerns around trade barriers will impact
the pace of the Energy Transition.
- ommodity prices that have been traditionally dominated by oil
and gas seem to be incorporating key minerals such lithium and
cobalt as they continue their rise in enabling integration of
renewable energy and storage technologies
- Resilience challenges and concerns around cyber threats, extreme
weather and energy water nexus remain acute but with great differences
in priority depending on the region.
- Hydrogen - although on global average still a weak signal -
is moving up in a number of countries including Germany, Japan,
Iceland, New Zealand signalling
WEC has continued developing an interactive
toolkit that presents the results of the report in an interactive
and visual way. To access this tool, please visit: http://www.im.worldenergy.org/
The full report and the executive summary can
be found: worldenergy.org/publications