World Energy Outlook 2012

World Energy Outlook 2012 / International Energy Agency. Paris : OECD, November 2012, 690 p. ISBN : 9789264181342 (PDF) ; 9789264180840 (print)

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/energy/world-energy-outlook-2012_weo-2012-en

The report presents up to date, authoritative projections of energy trends through to 2035 and insights into what they mean for energy security, environmental sustainability and economic development. Oil, natural gas, coal, electricity from nuclear generation and all other sources, all aspects of renewables, and energy and climate change are all covered.

The WEO-2012 also focuses on topical issues, such as the crucial role that energy efficiency can play on a country by country and sector by sector. This analysis shows how many additional grace years the world gains, by adopting immediately only economically sound measures, before the door closes on cost-effective action on climate change. The WEO-2012 also highlights the water-energy nexus, as water resources become increasingly stressed and access to them more contentious and quantifies the cost of subsidies to fossil fuels and renewables, which are both coming under closer scrutiny in this age of austerity. (© IEA)

Table of contents.

Presentation (© OECD) :

Industry and government decision-makers and others with a stake in the energy sector all need WEO-2012. It presents authoritative projections of energy trends through to 2035 and insights into what they mean for energy security, environmental sustainability and economic development.

Oil, coal, natural gas, renewables and nuclear power are all covered, together with an update on climate change issues. Global energy demand, production, trade, investment and carbon dioxide emissions are broken down by region or country, by fuel and by sector.

Special strategic analyses cover
-What unlocking the purely economic potential for energy efficiency could do, country by country and sector by sector, for energy markets, the economy and the environment.
-The Iraqi energy sector, examining both its importance in satisfying the country’s own needs and its crucial role in meeting global oil and gas demand.
-An examination of the cost of delaying action on climate change.
-The water-energy nexus, as water resources become increasingly stressed and access more contentious.
-Measures of progress towards providing universal access to modern energy services.

There are many uncertainties; but many decisions cannot wait. The insights of WEO‑2012 are invaluable to those who must shape our energy future.

–> A ce propos :

• US energy is changing the world again / Daniel Yergin, Financial Times, 16/11/2012 http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b2202a8a-2e57-11e2-8f7a-00144feabdc0.html

American energy independence, for decades the preserve of quixotic rhetoric, has become a serious prospect thanks to the resurgence in US oil and gas output. The International Energy Agency this week projected that the US could overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest oil producer by 2020. Whether that happens or not, what is unfolding in the US will continue to change its economy and affect both international relations and the global energy outlook…

• WEO 2012 : « Un nouveau paysage énergétique mondial se dessine », Enerzine http://www.enerzine.com/14/14748+weo-2012—un-nouveau-paysage-energetique-mondial-se-dessine+.html

L’Agence internationale de l’énergie (AIE) vient de publier son atlas mondial de l’énergie 2012, un document de référence qui fournit des projections sur l’évolution des tendances énergétiques jusqu’en 2035, ainsi qu’un aperçu de leurs répercussions en termes de sécurité énergétique, de durabilité environnementale et de développement économique…

• IEA report reminds us peak oil idea has gone up in flames / Damian Carrington, the Guardian Environment blog, 12/11/2012 http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2012/nov/12/iea-report-peak-oil

The truly global implications of the 2012 report lie in the warning that we must leave most of our fossil fuels in the ground…

• Energy Independence in the United States? Don’t Pop the Cork Yet / Clifford Krauss, Energy & Environment, New-York Times, 13/11/2012 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/business/energy-environment/energy-independence-in-america-would-not-be-fully-independent.html

EVER since the Arab oil embargoes in the 1960s and 1970s, American presidents have pledged to end the country’s dependence on foreign oil by drilling more at home and increasing energy efficiency. But “energy independence” was little more than a dreamy campaign slogan…


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