Favourite Energy Graphs of 2019

December 16, 2019

With 2019 wrapping up, we thought we’d highlight some of our favourite energy graphs we’ve come across during the year! We’re cool, we know. It’s been a year of insightful reports and tons of research in the energy sector but we’ve narrowed it down to our top five favourite graphs.

In our recent report, What does the Future Hold for Natural Gas?, we explored Canada’s secondary energy use (final demand) by energy source in petajoules (PJ) in 2017. While there’s been a lot of conversation on reducing emissions in the electricity sector, this graph highlights the need to look into our other energy sectors, like natural gas and transportation fuels.

In IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2019 report, they highlighted the alternative supply routes to produce low-carbon gases. This is a great visualization of all of the alternative pathways.

Shell recently published their newest modelling scenario, the Sky scenario, which illustrates a technically possible, but challenging pathway for society to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. In the Sky scenario the fuel mix for passenger vehicles drastically shifts.

CER’s Canada’s Energy Future 2019 looks at Canada’s projected conventional oil production from 2005 to 2040. Total production in 2005 was 1.03 million b/d (barrels per day) and the majority of production was made up by Alberta light oil and Saskatchewan heavy oil

In a previous blog post we compared the varying generation intensities between provinces from 2005 – 2016. It’s fascinating to see the jurisdictional differences over time!