Pixie Chart of the week | Global energy demand to plateau around 2030: McKinsey

Consultancy McKinsey published its Global Energy Perspective 2019 in January 2019. It examines energy trends over the period to 2050 under a single reference scenario.

Key trends detailed in the report include that electricity consumption will double by 2050 and gas use will continue to grow. However, McKinsey predicts that global primary energy demand will plateau after 2035, despite continuing population and economic growth.

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