Written by International Energy Agency
4 April 2019

The World Energy Outlook (WEO) is the gold standard of long-term energy analysis. The 2018 edition provides updated analysis to show what the latest data, technology trends and policy announcements might mean for the energy sector to 2040.

It also outlines an integrated way to meet multiple sustainable development goals: limiting the global temperature rise in line with the Paris Agreement, addressing air pollution, and ensuring universal access to energy.  The 2018 WEO also examines the emissions intensities of different sources of oil and gas as well as what can be done to reduce them, and extend ground-breaking Sustainable Development Scenario to include the linkages between energy and water.