Drivers of Change Energy reveals the key trends and issues shaping the future of energy. From rising consumption driven by urbanisation, to the 1.3 billion people without access to electricity in 2015, the drivers illustrate the huge challenges and opportunities we face.
Drivers of Change Energy 2.0 helps individuals and groups to explore and prioritise the trends and issues most likely to affect them, informing discussion around possible challenges and solutions. The trends help to underpin a broader perspective on the present and future of energy.
The 25 drivers are organised into five categories based on their main area of impact: Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental and Political. The chosen drivers are informed by research, interviews, workshops and interaction with Arup’s global network, as well as consultation with our broad spectrum of specialists.
This new, fully-updated edition reflects changes in the production, distribution and consumption of energy since the original set was devised in 2007. With revised data and new issues including divestment, electricity storage and extreme production, the update ensures the set’s ongoing relevance and accuracy.