Energy Delta Institute provides information to help people remain up to date on new developments about energy scenarios and roadmaps. An introduction to Energy Scenarios and the Role of Gas is provided below, and additional resources include:
- A selection of "Top Energy Scenarios and Roadmaps"
- For a more extensive list of papers, see our "publication database"
- A selection of "Top Energy Scenarios and Roadmaps Videos"
- A "Scenario Comparison Tool" that represents and compares different energy projections
An Introduction to Energy Scenarios and the Role of Gas
The global energy industry is at the heart of some of the world’s most important currently unfolding paradigms. Energy plays a key role in the global wealth against poverty model, significantly influences the global security issue and plays a key role in the growth versus environment debate. With the continuous increase in global energy demand, the conflicts mentioned above are bound to increase in scope and complexity.
Give its scale and high level of complexity, the energy industry suffers from a considerable mass inertia. Large energy projects usually imply significant amounts of capital and long construction times before they come into operation. Therefore it can take a number of years for change to happen in the energy industry, implying that issues in the energy sector seldom have a solution that is quick and easy. Consequently, a great deal of anticipation is required to foresee and estimate shifts and trends in the energy industry.
Energy scenarios are tools that assist in identifying and interpreting such shifts and trends in the energy industry. They analyze the main factors that influence the industry and consider different perspectives and possibilities of how these factors could shape the future evolution of the energy industry.
Not one scenario can accurately predict the future, however they propose a range of possibilities. Scenarios are based on different sets of assumptions referring to current realities and well as future possibilities.
EDI collects and analyzes some of the most relevant energy scenarios available on the market. By doing so, we hope to keep our readers up to date with the latest trends in the energy industry.