The annual World Energy Issues Monitor provides unique insight into what energy policymakers, CEOs and leading experts identify as Critical Uncertainties and Action Priorities. Based on the analysis of over 3,000 survey responses from energy leaders in 104 countries as well as 550 responses from individual energy users in 50 countries, we have identified the major trends and topics impacting the energy transition.

Key Findings

Based on the results obtained from the national and regional analyses, three main insights have emerged from this year’s World Energy Issues Survey:

Macroeconomic and geopolitical issues lead to critical uncertainties:

  1. Ongoing US-China trade dispute
  2. Growth prospects clouded by macroeconomic risks
  3. Climate issues are seen as a priority, but there is still high uncertainty

Technology issues lead action priorities:

  1. Technology improvements are seen to provide solutions for greater affordability and sustainability
  2. Energy Efficiency appears as a key theme with clear measures being universally adopted
  3. Focus on distributed systems to achieve accessibility and decarbonisation goals

Regional integration is a “desired” means of improving energy security:

  1. Working toward strengthening regional integration
  2. National energy strategies aim to diversify the energy mix and reduce overreliance on one supplier or one energy source
  3. Renewables are an important focal point for boosting electricity production






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