Be prepared for change
Take a pragmatic approach to understanding the future of energy
Understand the potential cost of the problem
Energy transitions present major strategic decision-making challenges for today's business leaders. You need to gain a comprehensive view of where the move to sustainable energy is—and where it’s headed.
Changes in technology, policy and consumer preference will determine supply, demand and price for future energy and commodity markets. These factors could present a potentially catastrophic business risk for all market participants.
Giving your business the best chance of success requires constantly understanding how today’s markets influence the rate of change and long-term direction of business needs. Positioning and timing are crucial. Your access to detailed information into how the market is evolving and the decisions you make base don those insights will have a large impact on Shareholder value.
Energy sector changes are driven by a variety of interacting factors, which Platts is able to track and update through consistent engagement across the commodities markets and ever-expanding data coverage.
Technology defines what is physically possible, and the costs and profits associated.
Policy influences what is permissible and influences the costs and profits associated.
Consumer preference determines what people demand, expect, and tolerate and influence the prices and profits associated.
Whatever the longer-term outcome, you can develop a deep understanding of emerging trends that will influence energy transitions across the commodity complex.
Medium- and long-term strategic outlooks
Views by sector, product and energy source
Objective, third-party, expert analysis
Navigating to a solution
Identify and monitor the energy market challenges you face now and how they will evolve within the future of a low-carbon economy.
Platts has the only globally-balanced energy demand model that delivers insights into where and how demand is shifting for energy sources.
Our Global Integrated Energy Model (GIEM) provides the basis for analysis and long-term outlooks in Platts Future Energy Outlooks:
Coverage across 143 countries (13 regions), 9 end-use sectors, 30 fuel types, emissions detail
Sectoral energy requirements are calculated as a demand for energy services (industrial, buildings, transportation, power generation, petrochemicals)
Demand data incorporating GDP/income, population, commodity price, technological change, and policy drivers
Annual data back to 1990, annual forecast through 2040
Each month, global oil supply and demand are balanced on price
Updated monthly with our key assumptions aligned to GDP growth and supply and demand changes
Our fuel supply forecasts are made available to GIEM subscribers on a monthly basis, with balances determined via an integrated process across Platts Analytics.
Long term strategic cross commodity outlooks provide context for how emerging energy sources will affect climate change
Annual Guidebook — A comprehensive study that includes Platts oil, gas and overall energy reference cases, along with long-term outlooks for global crude, regional crude and product markets, and regional natural gas markets. Discussion includes analysis around outlooks with emission levels consistent with limiting global warning to 2 degrees (2 Degree Outlook).
Quarterly Tracking Reports — Defines short- and long-term outlooks surrounding S&P Global Platts Analytics cross-commodity supply, demand, trade and price outlooks. Alternative high and low price outlooks for key commodity prices are presented along with "signposts" of the energy transition, that can impact the trajectory of commodity outlooks.
Annual 2-degrees Outlook — Analysis of the current trajectory of emissions compared to the 2-degree outlook, with special reports focusing on analyzing future investment decisions required to limit global warming to two degrees.
Exclusive Access — It's challenging keeping up with volatile markets, but we're committed to helping our customers navigate through energy transition. We deliver thought-provoking insights, exclusive client roundtables, webinars, seminars, and critical ad-hoc market coverage.
Energy transition analysis with deep coverage of emerging technologies and trends
Our global team provides a clear picture of emerging trends. Leveraging our long-term outlooks we look at the potential of new technologies, policies and consumer behavior to shape the energy transition.
Alternative Transport/Electric Vehicle Analytics — Analysis and data around alternative transport, including vehicle fleets, fuel demand, and emissions implications. Monthly updates include EV Essentials historical data compilations. Quarterly and biannual scorecards that cover trends, policies, drivers, and forecasts of electric vehicle penetration and impacts on fuel demand.
Hydrogen Analytics — Analysis and data on hydrogen’s role as a flexible energy carrier. Detailed research includes analysis of hydrogen production and transport pathways, cost trajectories and outlooks for commercial uptake in different demand use cases.
Renewables Analytics — Access detailed, fundamentals-driven forecasts of solar photovoltaic (PV), onshore and offshore wind, policy changes impacting the deployment of renewables
Battery Metal Demand Analysis — Leveraging expertise in alternative transport, stationary storage to provide quarterly insights on demand, key considerations for battery metals (e.g. lithium, cobalt).
Energy Storage Analytics — Analysis on trends and policy for power storage, globally. Regional Power Storage Outlooks offer insights into this key technology that facilitates high levels of penetration of renewables in the power sector.
Why choose Platts Energy Transition:
- Develop and adjust medium-to-long term Outlooks – Let us help you define a world view of energy demand, supply, balances, prices and emissions.
- Explore Pathways – Access responsive thought leadership on key policy and technology developments which helps shape our outlooks. Our coverage includes electric vehicles, battery storage, hydrogen, carbon capture of developments around carbon markets, technology mandates, subsidies and incentives plus more.
- Track Signposts – Rely on us to track data and share the latest developments that will inform you if and how our trajectories are changing.
- Follow Footprints – Understand the carbon intensities of the various physical assets in our databases - gain a better understanding of our outlooks to the asset level.