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The Outlook for Energy is ExxonMobil’s global view of energy demand and supply through 2040. The Outlook for Energy is ExxonMobil’s global view of energy demand and supply through 2040. We use the data and findings in the book to help guide our long-term investments. It also highlights the dual challenge of ensuring the world has access to affordable and reliable energy supplies while reducing emissions to address the risk of climate change. We share the Outlook with the public to help promote a better understanding of the issues shaping the world’s energy needs.

Fundamentals

What will the world’s energy picture look like in the future?
To find the answer, start by studying the world’s long-term demographic and economic trends. By 2040, world population is expected to reach 9.2 billion, up from 7.4 billion today.

Energy demand

Global energy demand will continue to rise through 2040, reflecting its fundamental link to growing prosperity and better living standards for an increasing population worldwide.

Emissions

The challenge of providing the energy supplies that power the global economy is coupled with the need to do so in ways that reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the risk of climate change.Providing reliable, affordable energy to support prosperity and enhance living standards is coupled with the need to do so in ways that...

Energy supply

What resources will be available to meet the world’s increasing demand for more energy? Technology advancements underpin the diversification of energy choices. 

Energy matters

As the world’s population approaches 9 billion people in 2040, we are challenged to help improve living standards everywhere. We expect that progress will be powered by human ingenuity and the energy that helps make better lives possible. 

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