Development of a clear climate framework and a global emissions target is essential if $48-53 trillion for a new sustainable energy infrastructure is to be delivered, according to a new report from the World Energy Council.

The hydropower sector is set to double in potential to 2,000GW capacity by 2050. It has enjoyed healthy growth in capacity worldwide over the last decade as stakeholders continue to value the potential of hydropower development to help meet growing energy demand.

Energy is among the top strategic issues shaping the global agenda in 2015. The uncertainty and impact of energy and commodity price volatility has now established itself as the number-one issue for energy leaders worldwide.

Sustainable energy is not only an opportunity to transform societies and grow economies, but also a necessity - a prerequisite to meet growing energy demand and reduce the carbon footprint.

To assist policymakers with pressing forward competitive and sustainable energy systems, the World Energy Council, in partnership with global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, has published the 2014 “World Energy Trilemma report: Time to get real-the myths and realities of financing energy systems”.

The energy sector is facing increasing pressures from climate change. All segments of the industry will be affected by the changing global climate and the policy responses to it.

This report summarises the outcomes of a pilot project launched by the World Energy Council Knowledge Network on Energy Efficient Technologies. This work, focused on technologies, complements the well-established WEC work on Energy Efficiency Policies and databases on Energy Efficiency Indicators and Policy measures.

The 2014 edition of World Energy Issues Monitor shows that high energy price volatility has become the number one critical uncertainty on the energy agenda, replacing the climate framework as the most extreme issue, for leaders and experts globally. Read the full text.

The World Energy Scenarios: Composing energy futures to 2050 is the result of a three-year study conducted by over 60 experts from nearly 30 countries, with modelling provided by the Paul Scherrer Institute.

This 23rd edition of the Survey of Energy Resources published by World Energy Council covers all fossil resources (coal, oil, both conventional and unconventional and gas, both conventional and unconventional), and the main renewable and transitional resources: peat, nuclear and uranium, hydro power, biofuels and waste, wind, solar, geothermal and marine energies.