The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation and discussion of the IEA's World Energy Investment 2018 with Alessandro Blasi, Senior Programme Officer and Michael Waldron, Energy Investment Analyst at the IEA. World Energy Investment 2018 provides a critical benchmark for decision making by governments, the energy industry and financial institutions to set policy frameworks, implement business strategies, finance new projects and develop new technologies. It highlights the ways in which investment decisions taken today are determining how energy supply and demand will unfold tomorrow.

The report looks at critical questions that have shaped the energy industry, including:

  • Which countries & policies attracted the most energy investment in 2017 and what fuels and technologies are growing fastest?
  • Is energy investment sufficient and targeted appropriately to realize the world’s energy transition objectives?
  • How are oil and gas companies responding to higher oil prices?
  • How is the business model for US shale evolving?
  • Are business models and financing approaches supporting a shift in power generation investments towards renewables?
  • What policy & market factors drive energy efficiency spending?
  • How are the sources of energy finance evolving?
  • What are governments and the energy sector spending on energy R&D?
  • What are the main considerations facing investors in batteries and the electric vehicle value chain, carbon capture, utilization and storage, and hydrogen?
CGEP Founding Director, Jason Bordoff  moderated the discussion following Mr. Blasi and Mr. Waldron's presentation.