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How much energy do we need now and will we need in the future?

Compare current primary energy consumption with possible scenarios in mind for 2040, according to the International Energy Agency.

The three IEA scenarios

  1. Current scenario: assumes no changes in policies approved and applied until mid-2017, without including any new policies. 

  2. Reference scenario: takes into account announced policies, plans, and commitments that will be carried out until mid-2017, even if they have not been formally approved. It takes into consideration the fulfillment of the Paris Agreement in this regard (in particular the fulfillment of the undersigned commitments in Paris to reduce emissions between 2020 and 2030, the NDCs [Nationally Determined Contributions], as well as the announcements made until mid-2017 that anticipate the tougher stance, for example in China, or the looser stance, for example in the US, regarding these commitments).   

  3. Sustainability scenario, the challenge: assumes that the necessary policies to achieve sustainability are applied to three areas: 1) access to universal modern energy in 2030 (electricity, gas for domestic use, etc.); 2) limiting green house gas emissions from energy to fulfill the Paris Agreement's objectives (reaching their peak as soon as possible and subsequently reducing them); and 3) reducing polluting gas emissions linked to energy (pollution), resulting in improved air quality (reducing premature deaths caused by local pollution).

We want to be part of the solution

We are the first company to commit to the challenge of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, in line with objectives set out in the Paris Agreement and by the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.