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Global Innovation Index 2018

The Global Innovation Index (GII) provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 126 countries which represent 90.8% of the world’s population and 96.3% of global GDP. Its 80 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication. The GII 2018 marks the 11th edition of the GII, and …
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State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018

The report was launched recently at the Innovate4Climate (I4C) conference – the World Bank Group’s flagship annual event on climate finance, investment and markets which brings together global business, policy and finance leaders to discuss innovative climate finance solutions. The annual State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018 report shows that carbon pricing continues to …
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Fostering Effective Energy Transition

The first edition of the Fostering Effective Energy Transition report, prepared with analytical support from McKinsey & Company, is part of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy. The report Fostering Effective Energy Transition: A Fact-Based Framework to Support Decision-Making introduces the “Energy Transition Index”, which builds upon the previous …
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Electric vehicles in Europe

This report provides a non-technical summary of the latest information on electric road vehicles in Europe, including those with hybrid technologies. It focuses upon electric passenger vehicles, explaining the different types that are now available on the market, how each type works, and their respective advantages and disadvantages. Click here to read the report in …
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A Greener Path to Competitiveness

The World Bank Group, CLASP and Carbon Trust have just published the report “A Greener Path to Competitiveness: Policies for Climate Action in Industries and Products.” The study offers recommendations and guidance on how companies and countries can stay competitive while implementing more climate-friendly technologies and strategies. The report finds that making climate-critical changes in …
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Advancing Europe’s energy system: stationary fuel cells in distributed generation

Europe’s energy systems are profoundly changing, with renewable energy sources capturing ever larger shares of power generation and energy systems increasingly decentralizing. In this transformation, innovative technologies for distributed generation of electricity and heat are important enablers. Stationary fuel cells can take Europe’s energy transition one step further, converting both fossil and green fuels to …
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Renewable Energy in Europe – approximated recent growth and knock-on effects

This report introduces several methods the European Environment Agency (EEA) has developed for assessing and communicating early RES growth and the important knock-on effects that RES growth has on the energy sector and related areas. The report provides specific information at EU and country level on estimated RES progress in 2013, estimated gross avoided carbon …
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ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index

Frankfurt has finished top of ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index, followed by London and Copenhagen. Madrid in 9th position, the only Spanish city to make the top 50 list. European cities lead the way on sustainability, taking seven of the top ten places in the index. On the other hand, North American cities show room for improvement, failing to appear in the top ten …
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The Future of Electricity

This new Forum report offers guidance on transforming the electricity sector to a more sustainable, affordable and reliable system; outlines recommendations to achieve an estimated $7.6 trillion in investments needed by 2040 to meet energy policy objectives. The report finds that the electricity sector faces increased uncertainties and declining returns for utilities as it seeks …
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The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2015

The World Economic Forum in collaboration with Accenture has just published “The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2015.” The EAPI provides a tool for decision-makers to holistically benchmark nations’ energy systems. The index aims to support governments and other stakeholders along the energy value chain in identifying the relative performance of elements of their …
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