To assist policymakers and the energy industry with pressing forward sustainable energy systems, the World Energy Council, in collaboration with project partner Oliver Wyman, publishes the report World Energy Trilemma 2012: Time to get real – the case for sustainable energy policy.

This Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI) developed by World Economic Forum in collaboration with Accenture benchmarks and ranks 105 countries globally on how well their energy system delivers economic growth and development, environmental sustainability and energy security and access.

New Delhi and Mumbai are amongst the cities that are most prone to multiple environmental risks warns this new analysis by Atkins. Covering 129 cities, it assesses the risks to cities from climate hazards and resource scarcities and how they can act now to future proof themselves.

A new report ‘Future Proofing Cities’ has been published by Atkins in a unique partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) and University College London (UCL). This report assesses the risks to cities from climate hazards, resource scarcities, and damage to ecosystems and how they can act now to future proof themselves.

The 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook presents authoritative projections of energy trends through to 2035 and insights into what they mean for energy security, environmental sustainability and economic development. Oil, coal, natural gas, renewables and nuclear power are all covered, together with an update on climate change issues.

Carbon dioxide emissions from the steel sector are significant and growing: global emissions of carbon dioxide from fuel combustion in the sector increased by 61 per cent between 2000 and 2009, an annual average growth rate of 5.4 per cent.

The PwC Low Carbon Economy Index evaluates the rate of decarbonisation of the global economy that is needed to limit warming to 2°C. This new report shows that global carbon intensity decreased between 2000 and 2011 by around 0.8% a year. In 2011, carbon intensity decreased by just 0.7%.

The annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Meeting this weekend in the Far Eastern Russian city of Vladivostok has put drawing up a list of environmentally friendly goods on its agenda.

The cement industry is a major source of CO2 emissions, accounting for about 5 per cent of anthropogenic CO2 emissions.

As the industrial sector has the largest sectoral share of final energy consumption in India this paper focuses on the assessment of energy savings potential in seven highly energy consuming industries. The paper estimates the energy savings potential for each of these industries using unit level Annual Survey of Industries data for 2007-08.