Choices shaping our energy futures

Investment made today in energy infrastructure will leave its mark for decades to come, so the energy sector presents exceptional opportunities, but also challenges for investors and governments who must deliver capital at the right time and in the right place, while also considering long time horizons.

Key findings

Global energy investment in 2018


Global energy investment has stabilised after 3 years of decline

Energy investment remained stable at $1.85 trillion in 2018 while a rise in fossil fuel supply investment offset lower power and stable efficiency spend. Despite the shift, power was the largest sector for the third year in a row.