DNV GL issued its Energy Transition Outlook for 2019 examining the energy future through to 2050. The forecast says the technology available is able to deliver the Paris Agreement climate goals, but only with strongly enforced policies aimed to enhance Nationally Determined Contributions.
Emerging trends in maritime industry include not only a shift towards technology and innovation, but also a constant need to adapt to a number of key environmental issues that seem to redifine how shipping does business. In this regard, IMarEST published an informative infographic, summarizing the key environmental trends for shipping.
Global energy investment stabilised in 2018, totaling more than USD 1.8 trillion and ending three consecutive years of decline, as capital spending on oil, gas and coal supply bounced back while investment stalled for energy efficiency and renewables, according to IEA’s latest annual review.
IEA published the World Energy Outlook 2018, which includes global energy trends and their possible impacts on supply and demand, carbon emissions, air pollution, and energy access. With today’s policies, WEO’s New Policies Scenario says that energy demand will rise by more than 25% to 2040.
India’s economic growth is possible to impact future international energy markets because of the country’s large population and potential for development. India is expected to be one of the fastest-growing economies in the world over the next 30 years, but how that growth will take place remains unknown.
In its International Energy Outlook for 2018, EIA forecasts that Africa’s manufacturing sector and industrial energy consumption will increase because of possible regional competitive advantages. However, Africa’s energy consumption per capita lags behind the other two regions that the report examines: China and India.
EIA released three reports in its International Energy Outlook 2018 discussing the energy implications of potential changes in China, India and Africa. Regarding China, its economy remains by far the world’s largest producer of energy-intensive goods in 2040. Faster economic growth in China also leads to higher energy consumption.
In its recently-published International Energy Outlook for 2018, EIA forecasts that India’s energy consumption is projected to grow faster than the rest of the world through 2040, along with China’s and Africa’s. However, Indian consumption levels do not reach those in China or the US in the next two decades.
Global energy investment totaled USD 1.8 trillion in 2017, a 2% decline in real terms from the previous year, according to IEA’s World Energy Investment 2018 report. The electricity sector attracted the largest share of investments in 2017, exceeding the oil and gas industry for the second year in row.
According to the 2017 edition of BP’s Energy Outlook, global energy demand will increase by around 30% to 2035, an average growth of 1.3%/year, driven by increasing prosperity in developing countries, partially offset by rapid gains in energy efficiency.
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