In its eighth year, the World Energy Issues Monitor 2017: ‘Exposing the new energy realities’ published by the World Energy Council, provides a snapshot of what keeps CEOs, Ministers and experts awake at night in over 90 countries. The monitor helps to define the world energy agenda and its evolution over time. It provides a high-level perception of what constitute issues of critical uncertainty, in contrast to those that require immediate action or act as developing signals for the future. It is an essential tool for understanding the complex and uncertain environment in which energy leaders must operate, and a tool through which one can challenge own assumptions on the key drivers within the energy landscape.
This eighth iteration of the monitor is based on insights provided by more than 1,200 energy leaders to provide over 35 national assessments across six regions.
The report has been officially launched in Washington and Japan on 6 April, will be followed by further presentations at regional events. It will also be sent to government ministries in more than 90 countries with a preview at the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York on 4 April.