World Energy Outlook

International Energy Agency

Frequency :
Annual
ISSN :
2072-5302 (online)
ISSN :
1026-1141 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/20725302
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The International Energy Agency’s annual energy projections. Based on scenarios, these projections compare what will happen if policies remain the same and what might happen if policies were improved. Each edition tends to have a particular geographical or policy focus.

 
World Energy Outlook 2008

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International Energy Agency

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IEA
Publication Date :
12 Nov 2008
Pages :
576
ISBN :
9789264045613 (PDF) ; 9789264045606 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/weo-2008-en

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The World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2008 draws on the experience of another turbulent year in energy markets to provide new energy projections to 2030, region by region and fuel by fuel. It incorporates the latest data and policies. WEO-2008 focuses on two pressing issues facing the energy sector today:

-Prospects for oil and gas production:  Through field-by-field analysis of production trends at 800 of the world’s largest oilfields, an assessment of the potential for finding and developing new reserves and a bottom-up analysis of upstream costs and investment, WEO-2008 takes a hard look at future global oil and gas supply.

-Post-2012 climate scenarios: Two different scenarios are assessed, one in which the atmospheric concentration of emissions is stabilised at 550 parts per million (ppm) in CO2 equivalent terms and the second at the still more ambitious level of 450ppm. The implications for energy demand, prices, investment, air pollution and energy security are fully spelled out. This ground-breaking analysis will enable policy makers to distill the key choices as they strive to agree in Copenhagen in 2009 on a post-Kyoto climate framework.

Table of Contents

PART A. GLOBAL ENERGY TRENDS TO 2030
-Context and Principle Assumptions
-Oil Market Outlook
-Natural Gas Market Outlook
-Coal Market Outlook
-Power Sector Outlook
-Renewable Energy Outlook
-Energy Use in Cities
PART B. OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION PROSPECTS
-Turning Oil Resources into Reserves
-Field-by-Field Analysis of Oil Production
-Prospects for Oil Production
-Natural Gas Resources and Production Prospects
-Upstream Investment Prospects
-The Structure of the Upstream Activity
-Prospects in Oil- and Gas-Prospecting in Sub-Saharan African Countries
PART C. THE ROLE OF ENERGY IN CLIMATE POLICY
-Implications of the Reference Scenario for the Global Climate
-The Post 2012 Climate Policy Framework
-Climate Policy Scenarios
-Implications for Energy Investment
ANNEXES
-Annex A. Tables for Reference Scenario Projections
-Annex B. Abbreviations, Definitions, and Conversion Factors
-Annex C. Acronyms
-Annex D. References