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World Energy Trends 2014

2 Jun 2015

2014: stabilisation of the world energy consumption and its CO2 emissions

Enerdata publishes its annual analysis based on its 2014 data for the G-20 countries. Representing 80% of the global demand, the G-20 gave key trends in the evolution of global markets.

The year 2014 was historically surprising as global energy consumption stopped growing despite an economic growth in line with past trends, enabling a stabilization of CO2 emissions.

  • Can we assume that the economy is becoming more energy efficient and less carbon intensive?
  • What are the structural factors and more cyclical phenomena that explain these results?
  • What lessons can be drawn from the analysis of the energy mix?

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