The Energy sector plays a pivotal role in economic and social development by supplying what might be described as the “flow of blood” to production and transportation systems. Its main objective is to ensure the reliable, affordable and clean energy needed by modern societies, thus contributing to well-being and prosperity around the globe.
The Energy sector involves the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity derived from a variety of sources, including fossil fuels, nuclear power and renewable sources. It also includes activities concerned with fuels themselves, which extend along the entire value chain, such as oil and gas extraction and transportation, coal mining, refining of petroleum products, and wholesaling and retailing of fuels.
As the world’s most populous country with a fast-expanding economy, China has great demand for and strong capacity to produce energy. The country was the world’s third biggest consumer and sixth biggest producer of natural gas in 2017. As ...View more details
A home to 7.5% of the world’s oil reserves and 7.1% of the global natural gas reserves, Africa is an important player in the hydrocarbon industry. The continent’s share in global oil production stood at 8.7% in 2017, slightly up from 8.4% ...View more details
Africa’s renewable energy sector experienced its strongest year in 2017, in line with the global trend. The cumulative end-year capacity of the sector expanded by 12.5% y/y to 42.7 GW, outpacing the global growth rate of 8.5% y/y, according to ...View more details
Malaysia’s power sector is divided into three sub-markets, namely Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah (including the federal territory of Labuan), and Sarawak. Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is the main utility in Peninsular Malaysia, while Sabah Electricity ...View more details
Indonesia, home to abundant coal and gas reserves, relies on fossil fuels to generate nearly 90% of its electricity. Coal is the dominant fuel, accounting for 59% of electricity generation in 2017. The share of renewable energy resources (RES) in the ...View more details
In 2017 Poland preserved its position as the sixth largest electricity producer in the EU. The electric power sector has a major economic and social impact on the Polish economy. It generated revenue of PLN 132.6bn in 2017, which was equivalent to 6 ...View more details
The Emerging Europe region as covered by the scope of the report consists of Russia, Romania, Turkey, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic (listed in order from the largest to thesmallest oil producers). In terms of their importance on the natural ...View more details
The extraction of oil and gas is one of Argentina’s main economic sectors, accounting for 2.3% of GDP and 2.1% of exports in 2018, as well as 0.9% of total employment at the end of that year. Since 2011 the country has continually moved further ...View more details
The coal mining sector accounted for around 1% of both Poland's GDP and the total employment in the country in 2017. The sector's importance for the Polish economy - tremendous during the communist regime and in the first years after the start of ...View more details
Being the world’s second-largest economy, China relies heavily on natural resources, which are essential for the country’s sustainable development. The rising energy consumption has already made China the world’s largest producer ...View more details