EnerOutlook 2050

EnerOutlook is a free online interactive data software, allowing to browse data through intuitive maps and graphs, for a visual analysis of the expected long-term trends in the energy industry.
These can be viewed globally and by world region. The interface provides robust forecasts on energy supply and demand as well as information on fossil fuel prices, renewable energies and CO2 emissions.

The energy scenarios presented in the following pages are the results of Enerdata annual update of its forecasting exercise named EnerFuture. The scenario design and outputs do not consider the latest events related to the global Covid-19 sanitary crisis and its consequences on the economy. An analysis of these impacts and of potential economic recovery plans will be at our agenda in the coming months.

This application is an excerpt of the complete EnerFuture global forecast service based on the POLES model.

Access to projections:
  • On total primary and final consumption, with details for electricity and natural gas;
  • On CO2 emissions;
  • On energy and climate indicators;
  • Covering the whole world with 7 regional groupings;
  • With a new tab for snapshots on specific countries;
  • Including data for the period 2015-2050.

Free data export in *.xls files for advanced analysis.

EnerOutlook 2050 Presentation


Download the EnerOutlook 2050 presentation to have an overview of the main outcomes of our central scenario EnerBlue in various world regions.
The presentation includes details on the underlying assumptions of this scenario, along with insightful graphs and learnings on the future of energy systems through 2050.

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Vietnam expects electricity demand to rise by up to 8%/year until 2030

According to the National Steering Committee for Electricity Development of Vietnam, electricity demand in Vietnam is expected to increase by 7.5 to 8%/year until 2030. The Power Planning VIII report estimates that electricity demand could reach 526 TWh by 2030, requiring an installed capacity of 131 GW by this date, i.e. an additional 75,100 MW of new capacity on top of the existing capacity (55,900 MW). Adding an average 7,500 MW each year would require US$7bn to US$8bn of investment each year.


China's gas consumption expected to increase by 4.2% in 2020

According to the Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA), China’s natural gas consumption could increase by 4.2% in 2020 to 320 bcm. This would be its slowest pace in five years, after an 19% growth in 2018 and an 8.6% growth in 2019, since the coronavirus pandemic severely affected economic activity and energy demand. Consumption from city gas sector supported gas demand (+10% in the first half of 2020 compared with the same period of 2019) and industrial consumption is recovering after price cuts. China’s gas production is expected to rise by 9% to 189 bcm, while gas imports should reach 140 bcm (+12%), including 50 bcm from pipeline gas and 90 bcm from LNG shipments.


The share of renewables in the power mix could reach 30% by end-2020 (Australia)

According to Australia's Clean Energy Regulator, Australia will raise its share of renewable power generation to 30% by the end of 2020. The total capacity delivered under the Renewable Energy Target increased by 24% in 2019, from 5.1 GW in 2018 to 6.3 GW in 2019. This additional capacity took the share of renewables to 25% at the end of 2019. Consequently, the Large-scale Renewable Target of 33,000 GWh of additional renewable energy will be met. This momentum has been maintained in 2020.


Poland could reach carbon neutrality by 2056

According to a study by the government's Polish Economic Institute (PEI), Poland could achieve climate neutrality by 2056. Under a pessimistic scenario, the country would reach net zero emissions by 2067. Poland is the only European Union member country that has not endorsed a net-zero carbon target by 2050. 

The country intends the share of coal in power production to be around 56-60% in 2030. In 2019, electricity production from coal and lignite accounted for almost three-quarters of the total generation.

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