This Outlook is designed to provide a basic point of reference for anyone wishing to become more informed about the energy choices facing the APEC region. It presents projections of energy demand, supply, and carbon dioxide emissions to the year 2035, along with discussions of the energy challenges facing the APEC region. The business-as-usual projections illustrate the risks of the development path the APEC region is currently on. A new feature of this edition of the Outlook is the alternative scenarios, which examine options for increasing natural gas use and reducing energy demand in transportation.
Volume 1 discusses the outlook from an APEC-wide perspective, while Volume 2 has a chapter discussing each of the 21 APEC member economies. Excel files of the detailed model results are also available for downloading on the APERC website http://aperc.ieej.or.jp/.