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Energy is often categorised as:

Renewable - 
 solar, (photovoltaic) wind (eolic), wave, tidal, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric
Non-renewable -  oil, natural gas, coal

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In our databases energy may be classified under utilities or under power or power generation or electricity generation. For green energy try keywords: alternative energy, renewables, green energy, sustainable energy, biofuels.

Company databases may use SIC codes or NAIC codes and in the field of finance the GICS codes may be used (or an ICB for the UK). More information.


Company research

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Learn about the energy industry

Fitch Solutions Industry reports                 

Previously Business Monitor International reports.
In Proquest database
Search for industry  and 
  PUBID(2044556) e.g. renewables and PUBID(2044556)
These provide global or regional reports and individual country reports on major industries. For example: Global renewables,  Europe power, France renewables 

Good for forecasts.


Provides detailed market research reports for UK, US, China and (limited) global.
Go to > electricity and also petroleum


Use Mergent to find, company financials, short industry reports and analyst research reports on this sector.

Technavio Insights  

Good for new energy markets, as well as fossil fuels. Covers Energy as a Service, markets for energy industry related components and also markets related to Energy Utilities. 

Finance Zone only

Go to > Function <BI> and selection sectors and sub-sectors.
Or use the function <RES>. 

Statista Good for statistics and  reports on all aspects of Energy industry .  
Web sources

World Energy Outlook - IEA

2021 full report can be downloaded free of charge,


Global Energy Statistical Yearbook can be viewed online. To download content you will need to register.


OPEC - World Oil Outlook EIA - US Energy Administration

BP Energy Outlook
Energy Outlook 2023 is focused on three main scenarios: Accelerated,
Net Zero and New Momentum. These scenarios are not predictions
of what is likely to happen or what BP would like to happen. 

BP Statistical Review of World Energy

Annual publication can be downloaded in full or by section


The Union of the Electricity Industry. Has statistics and documentation relation to the electricity and broader energy sector including a recent report called Power Choices: Pathways to carbon-neutral electricity in Europe by 2050.

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment

2020 report from Frankfurt School's Centre on climate and sustainable energy finance

Solar Power Europe 

Produce various reports available free of charge including the most recent Global Market report which covers 2021-2025. You may need to register for access.

The Future of Power 

2021 Deloitte article focussing on the European Electricity sector. Deloitte have many articles and reports looking at all aspects of the Energy sector

IEF Global Energy Reports

IEF have report comparing the outlooks from the IEA and OPEC. Also provides links to sites of other energy agencies.

Renewable Capacity Statistics 2022

Statistical report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)can be downloaded free  of charge. Other publications also available.


News and keeping up to date

Science Direct                  
Covers business and sci/tech. Good for technical developments in energy and energy storage, and advances in renewable energy.
Factiva Our global news database with news wires, newspapers, websites and trade and professional titles. For a more targeted search try limiting to sources relevant to the energy and / or utilities sectors.
FT.Com Prior registration required. Click here to register. (It is included when searching Factiva)
Economist Full personalised access to the Economist. Must register first using LBS email address
Project Syndicate Project provides original, high-quality commentaries to a global audience, covering economics, politics, health, technology, and culture.