The Brookings Institution convened a group of world-class experts in March 2015 to assess current global energy markets. Their judgments rest on the old truism that the only constant is change. The sweeping development of shale resources adds supply to a market in which overall demand is declining, and geopolitical tensions threaten energy and social stability. Due to the growth of alternative energy sources, stricter ecological controls and shifting power plays, the long-term outlook is as uncertain as it has ever been. Though this authoritative report raises more questions than answers, getAbstract recommends it to anyone interested in global energy’s big picture.
In this summary, you will learn
- What trends are likely to shape the future of the energy industry,
- How political unrest and other tensions are thwarting efforts to adapt to these trends, and
- How some countries are making progress on the energy front.
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The Brookings Doha Energy Forum convenes annually to assess trends and risks in the energy industry.