Energy and environment

Meeting the increasing demand for energy poses many challenges: increasing efficiency, developing new supplies and safeguarding the environment. Technology does and will play a critical role in meeting these challenges.

Energy is about people, economies and development.

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.

Energy efficiency is one of the largest and lowest cost ways to extend our world’s energy supplies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy is a high-tech industry. Over time, new technologies open up new energy sources and enable more efficient use of energy.