Deep disparities define today’s energy world: oil markets and geopolitical tensions, carbon emissions and climate targets, the promise of energy for all and the lack of electricity access for 850 million people around the world.

World Energy Outlook 2019 explores these widening fractures in detail. It explains the impact of today’s decisions on tomorrow’s energy systems, and describes a pathway that enables the world to meet climate, energy access and air quality goals while maintaining a strong focus on the reliability and affordability of energy for a growing global population.


The New York Times (link) published an article summarizing 5 Global Trends from the report:

  1. Renewable electricity is set to surpass coal. Soon.
  2. Offshore wind goes big. And mainstream.
  3. S.U.V.s are erasing progress from electric cars
  4. Energy efficiency efforts are slowing
  5. What happens in Africa is crucial