Learn how energy will be used more efficiently
and supplies will continue
to diversify as new technologies emerge.
In 2040, what types of energy will the world use, and how much? How will new technologies, efficiencies and policies impact the market?
These are some of the questions that we set out to answer in our Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040.
Updated each year, the Outlook analyzes the trends that will shape global energy supply and demand over the coming decades.
Learn about trends that will shape global energy supply and demand over the coming decades.
Many of the hallmarks of human progress—the improvements in how people live, work and stay safe and healthy—are enabled by energy.
As societies advance, they will continue to need energy to power homes, businesses, industry, transportation, electricity generation and other vital services. The Outlook examines each of those demand sectors in detail.
Energy sources will continue to evolve and diversify as global energy demand surges. Through 2040, improvements in technology will further expand energy supplies, and we will continue to find ways to use energy more efficiently.
After decades of growth, energy-related CO2 emissions are expected to plateau around 2030, despite a steady rise in overall energy demand.
Expanding trade opportunities for any product – including energy – helps economies grow and increases the prosperity of people around the world.