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The Energy Outlook makes projections to 2050 and beyond, while the Statistical Review of World Energy provides historic data on world energy markets
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bp’s economics team produces two reports annually. One – the Energy Outlook – is forward-looking and the other – the Statistical Review of World Energy – analyses data from the previous year. While the Energy Outlook was first published in January 2011, the Statistical Review has been informing the energy economics community since 1952.
Statistical Review of World Energy 2021 | 70th edition

The inside track on an historic year in global energy markets


2020 was one of the most tumultuous years for global energy in modern history – what does this mean for the energy transition and the path to net zero?


Spencer Dale, bp’s chief economist, hosted this year’s virtual launch of the bp ‎Statistical Review of World Energy on 8 July, at which expert commentators reflected on ‘the path to net zero: ‎opportunities and challenges for COP 26’.‎ An on-demand recording of the Statistical Review of World Energy launch webcast is now available.

The energy economics reports

Energy Outlook – 2020 edition

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The Energy Outlook explores the forces shaping the global energy transition out to 2050 and the key uncertainties surrounding that transition.

The global energy system is likely to undergo a fundamental restructuring in order to decarbonize, which will create challenges and opportunities for the industry. Three main scenarios – Rapid, Net Zero, and Business-as-usual – provide a range of possible outcomes to understand the range of uncertainties ahead

Statistical Review of World Energy 2021

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bp’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2021 reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic had a dramatic impact on energy markets, with both primary energy and carbon emissions falling at their fastest rates since the Second World War.

Nevertheless, renewable energy continued to grow, with solar power recording its largest ever increase.

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