Publication: World Energy Investment Report 2017


Istanbul, Turkey: 11 July 2017

The IEA’s second annual benchmark analysis of energy investment  ̶  the lifeblood of the global energy system  ̶  presents diverse findings, with upbeat news in some quarters and bearish indicators in others.

World Energy Investment 2017 provides a critical foundation for decision making by governments and industry.

With a sector-by-sector analysis of the past year’s developments, the report reveals the critical issues confronting the energy sector and the emerging themes in 2017. It highlights how investment decisions taken today determine how energy supply and demand will unfold tomorrow, complementing the forecasts and projections found in other IEA publications.

This year’s edition examines the financial landscape for energy investment and how financing flows are evolving in relation to renewable energy expansion, short-cycle oil and gas projects and innovations in energy efficiency financing.

World Energy Investment 2017 addresses key questions, including:

  • Which countries and policies attracted most energy investment in 2016?
  • Investments in which fuels and technologies are growing fastest?
  • How are oil and gas companies reinventing themselves to survive the downturn in the sector?
  • How might energy investment trends affect employment, climate change mitigation and energy security?
  • How are business models evolving with the changing availabilities of capital for different energy sources?
  • Who are the biggest spenders on R&D to tackle tomorrow’s energy challenges?

This year, the report will be launched at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) in Istanbul.

Pre-order World Energy Investment 2017 at the IEA Bookshop