Energy Landscape

Today’s energy landscape is changing because of two global megatrends.


Between 2017 and 2040, worldwide electricity generation will rise by 62 percent.1

rise in worldwide power generation

by 2040

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This equation exists alongside an energy paradox.

  • The world must find a way to bring energy-poor populations access to energy while simultaneously fighting climate change.
  • One in eight people today lacks access to electricity. By 2040, 700 million people will still lack access to electricity.6
  • Nearly 2.7 billion people lack access to clean cooking fuel.7

Schneider works to resolve this paradox by taking actions and developing technological solutions to close the energy gap.


1 “Energy Access Outlook,” International Energy Agency, 2017.

2 “8 in 2018: The top transformative technologies to watch this year,” IHS Markit, 2018.

3 “World Energy Outlook,” International Energy Agency, 2018.

4World population expected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2080,” United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs, 2017.

5 “Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5 ˚C,” Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2018.

6World Energy Outlook,” International Energy Agency, 2018.

7Sustainable Development Goal 7,” International Energy Agency, 2019.