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The World Energy Outlook (WEO) is an annual publication containing medium- to long-term energy projections and analysis. It is produced by the Economic Analysis Division of the International Energy Agency (IEA), under the direction of Fatih Birol. Image File history File links Portal. ... The International Energy Agency (IEA, or AIE in Romance languages) is a Paris-based intergovernmental organization founded by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 1974 in the wake of the oil crisis. ...


Thanks to the intergovernmental role of the IEA, the WEO is in a unique position to provide objective energy analysis and energy projections covering the entire world. The WEO has direct influence on energy policies in IEA member countries and has received widespread international recognition.


The 2006 edition has 600 pages with a price of €150. (ISBN of 2006 version: ISBN 92-64-10989-7). For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The International Standard Book Number, or ISBN (sometimes pronounced is-ben), is a unique[1] identifier for books, intended to be used commercially. ...


In even-numbered years, the WEO presents detailed global energy projections covering supply and demand by fuel and sector. Projections in the 2006 edition are made out as far as 2030. The critical environmental issue of CO2 emissions is addressed by the WEO's global CO2 emissions projections to 2030. In odd-numbered years, the publication focuses on a critical issue or region. For example, the 2007 edition will cover the energy implications of China and India for the world. 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


The WEO uses two main scenarios. The Reference Scenario describes our energy future under current energy policies and practices. The World Alternative Policy Scenario analyses about 2,000 energy policies currently under consideration to show that another energy future is possible.


See Also

  • Energy: world resources and consumption

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