Get the inside track on a historic year in global energy markets. 2020 was one of the most tumultuous years for global energy in modern history. What actually happened? How surprising was it? What did we learn about the functioning of the energy ‎system and what messages does it contain for the energy transition and the path to net zero?‎

To address the questions above, the Center for Global Energy Policy hosted Spencer Dale, bp Chief Economist, as he presented the findings of bp’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2021. Following his presentation, he joined Laura Cozzi, Chief Energy Modeler, IEA; James Glynn, CGEP Senior Research Scholar; and Meghan O'Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project, Harvard University’s Kennedy School, on a panel moderated by Jason Bordoff, Co-Founding Dean, Climate School, Columbia University; CGEP Founding Director; and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

bp’s Statistical Review of World Energy provides an overview of what happened to energy markets in the prior year and a guide to future trends. Perhaps more importantly, it helps us better understand the complex world in which we operate and is considered one of the most widely respected and highly anticipated global energy publications.