World Energy Model

Scenario analysis of future energy trends

Policies database

In order to underpin scenario analysis of the World Energy Outlook, an extensive effort is made to update and expand the list of energy and climate-related policies and measures that feed into our modelling. Assumptions about government policies are critical to this analysis and over 3 000 policies and measures in OECD and non-OECD countries have been considered during the WEO preparation. A summary of some of the key policy targets and measures for different sectors by selected countries and regions for WEO 2019 can be found here.

The core databases that feed into the WEO analysis are:

  • IEA WEO Data Explore

Explore the data of WEO 2019 in the data explorer.

  • IEA SDG7 tracker

The International Energy Agency is at the forefront of global efforts to assess and analyse persistent energy access deficit, providing annual country-by-country data on access to electricity and clean cooking (SDG 7.1) and the main data source for tracking official progress towards SDG targets on renewables (SDG 7.2) and energy efficiency (SDG 7.3).

The IEA/IRENA Global Renewable Energy Policies and Measures Database provides information on policies and measures taken or planned to encourage the uptake of renewable energy in all IEA and IRENA Member countries and signatories.

The Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures database provides information on policies and measures taken or planned to improve energy efficiency. The database further supports the IEA G8 Gleneagles Plan of Action mandate to “share best practice between participating governments”, and the agreement by IEA Energy Ministers in 2009 to promote energy efficiency and close policy gaps.

The Dealing with Climate Change policies and measures database provides information on energy-related policies and measures taken or planned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) Database

The BEEP database was launched in 2012 as part of the work of the IEA’s Sustainable Buildings Centre (SBC). It provides a detailed breakdown of policies for energy efficiency in buildings around the world, including those supporting buildings codes, labels, incentive schemes and zero-energy buildings.

Although all care has been taken to ensure accuracy, completeness and clarity of content in these databases, they may not be a complete listing of all energy related policies in the region or country covered. For various reasons information can be difficult to find or confirm, and some translated information is subject to the translator's discretion. If you have more up-to-date information, please help us improve the quality of this service by contacting the IEA at