Investment needs – economic infrastructure

“54% of the world’s need will be in Asia, the bulk of this in the world’s two fastest-growing and most populous countries. China will account for 34% of global need and India 8%. Investment will continue to shift to emerging markets; nearly two-thirds of global infrastructure investment in the period to 2035 is required in [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , |

LNG buyer types 2022

“Global LNG imports are expected to grow from around 355 bcm in 2016 (including re-exports) to over 460 bcm in 2022. Taking the 2016 position in the types’ matrix as a starting point, a number of buyers move their position towards a higher share of LNG in their natural gas supply, and nine new countries [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , |

Share of wind and solar in total electricity generation in selected countries

“Wind and solar shares are rapidly increasing in some countries, calling for increased flexibility in power systems.”

Share of wind and solar in total electricity generation in selected countries


Source: Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency - September , 2017.

By |October 12th, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , |

The population is growing, the amount of arable land per person is decreasing

“Merely 3 percent of the Earth’s surface is used as arable land. Only18 percent of that – or 0.5 percent of the Earth’s surface – can be used for growing food crops. Strong population growth has led to an increased demand for food. By the middle of the century, the demand for agricultural products will [...]

By |October 12th, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , |

Index of conflict risk between food security and biodiversity

“The majority of countries with the highest rank, where low food security and high biodiversity simultaneously occur, are located in the tropics. These countries are most at risk of biodiversity being exploited to meet nutritional needs, as there are few alternatives. The country with the lowest combined rank was Ireland, followed by Canada and Sweden, [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , |

Recent and Planned Coal and Nuclear Retirements and 2016 U.S. Renewable Energy Share of Electricity Generation, by State

“The following map, compiled from Department of Energy data, shows that most retiring coal and nuclear plants are in regions that have little to no renewable generation, confirming that renewable energy or pro-renewable policies cannot be the primary factor driving those retirements. Rather, the primary factor driving power plant retirements appears to be low-cost shale [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , |

What effects of the integration of “Energy-Climate-Natural Resources” determinants in the country risk methodology?

The Beyond Ratings country risk proprietary methodology is based on five pillars of analysis, of which the Energy-Climate-Natural Resources (ECR) pillar is the main innovation in comparison with conventional methodologies. The comparative analysis of risk scores, excluding and including the Energy-Climate-Natural Resources determinants, reveals that they provide distinct complementary information to the determinants of the [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight, Research Note|Tags: , , , , |

2017 French presidential platforms: What about energy?

The first round of the French presidential election will take place on April 23rd and it is time to take a closer look at the energy proposals of the five main candidates who are leading in opinion polls, i.e., François Fillon (Les Républicains-UDI, center-right), Benoît Hamon (Parti Socialiste-Europe Ecologie-Les Verts, left), Marine Le Pen (Front [...]

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |

Implications of Stanford’s 100% Clean and Renewable Wind, Water, and Sunlight (WWS) Energy Roadmaps

Stanford University researchers recently published a report on “100% Clean and Renewable Wind, Water, and Sunlight (WWS) All-Sector Energy Roadmaps for 139 Countries of the World”.
The figure below is: “a proposed WWS transformation timeline for the 139 countries. It assumes 80% conversion to WWS by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Section S12 lists proposed timeline [...]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , |

Country performance and regional overview based on the World Energy Trilemma Index 2016

The World Energy Council published its World Energy Trilemma Index 2016:

“The 2016 Energy Trilemma Index reveals signs of progress on all dimensions of the energy trilemma. Thirteen of the 125 countries assessed achieve a triple-A score. Efforts to increase resource productivity and manage energy demand growth will be key in ensuring a balanced energy trilemma.

This [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|Categories: Map|Tags: , |