World Energy Transition Radar

Prepare for and shape the post-pandemic future

The World Energy Council is scanning signals of change from around the world to see through the current fog of uncertainty, enhance a strategic conversation on different energy futures and enable orderly global energy transition as the world emerges from crisis. Help to shape the post-pandemic agenda by detecting and sharing signals of change.

PAUSE

Collaboration aiming at a return to normality #WEpause

REWIND

A turn away from globalisation to revive local economies #WErewind

FAST-FORWARD

Collaborative opportunities for transformation #WEforward

RE-RECORD

Diverse approaches to create a human-centred transition #WErerecord

Signals in each scenario are further divided into five types: environment, political, economic, social, technology.

Signal of the day

Global renewable energy industry grew at fastest rate since 1999 last year

New wind and solar power projects in China, Europe and the US spurred 45% rise in capacity. The world’s renewable energy industry grew at its fastest pace since 1999 last year, despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alex P

11 May 2021

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Global renewable energy industry grew at fastest rate since 1999 last year

@Alex P

11 May 2021

New wind and solar power projects in China, Europe and the US spurred 45% rise in capacity. The world’s renewable energy industry grew at its fastest pace since 1999 last year, despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Europe to Clamp Down on Air and Water Pollution Under Green Deal

@Alex P

10 May 2021

The European Union is aiming to step up its efforts to cut pollution from sectors like industry and agriculture as part of its biggest economic overhaul to date.

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In China’s Biggest Cities, One in Five Cars Sold Is Now Electric

@Alex P

10 May 2021

Electric and hybrids now account for about one-fifth of new car sales on average in the six biggest Chinese cities, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association.

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Asian banks are failing on climate by channeling billions into coal

@Kate Zoe

28 Feb 2021

Many of the world's financial institutions have pledged in recent years to slash their support for the coal and oil industries. But hundreds of billions of dollars are still being channeled into fossil fuels. Asia's banks are doing much of that.

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Chinese consumers move towards forefront of economic recovery

@Alan Kramp

01 Dec 2020

Households seen to be ready for more sustained rush to spend after months of caution @FT

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#WErewind signals

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Investors With $2 Trillion Urge EU to Make Agriculture Greener

@Alex P

22 Mar 2021

The European Union’s flagship agricultural policy risks undermining the bloc’s net-zero climate targets because it supports high-polluting food industries, according to a group of investors and policy experts.

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