IEA:
IEA World Energy Outlook 2016

Gas provision and energy policy are complex issues that get the world talking. Nord Stream 2 has captured attention and, as for any new project of this scale, the discussions are vivid and opinions varied. These external reflections provide a snapshot of current research and perspectives on Nord Stream 2 and EU energy provision.

April 10, 2017 | The World Energy Outlook 2016 presented by the International Energy Agency provides in-depth analysis along various energy scenarios. The IEA forecasts energy demand to grow by 30% to 2040, where renewables see the fastest growth in total. Among fossil fuels, natural gas grows the strongest and sees a 50% increase in consumption relative to today’s consumption levels. In Europe the situation is characterised by decreasing domestic production. Still, the IEA predicts that the role of natural gas will grow even more relevant.
 
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