As the global population rises, more people are moving out of poverty and gaining access to energy. All sources will be needed to meet growing needs in a sustainable way. Everyone has a part to play. At Shell we use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help deliver more, cleaner energy and find ways to use energy more efficiently.
More than 9 billion people are expected to live on Earth by 2050, up from 7 billion today. Asia’s fast-growing cities will absorb much of this growth, with three in four people living in urban centers. Billions of people will rise out of energy poverty.
As living standards improve for many across the world and more people buy their first refrigerators, computers or cars, energy use will rise. Total global energy demand could rise by up to 80% by mid-century from its level in 2000.