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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.

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Fitch Solutions Country 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 e.g. Global renewables, Europe power, France renewables. 

Good for forecasts.


Provides detailed market research reports for UK, US, China and (limited) global.

Mergent Online

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

IEA World Energy Outlook

2023 full report can be downloaded free of charge.

They also produce an annual report on world investment in energy


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

OPEC - World Oil Outlook

The interactive version of the report allows downloading of specific data and information.

EIA - US Energy Administration

Open data downloadable via an API and reports including the International Energy Outlook 2021 and Annual Energy Outlook 2023.


Produces two reports annually: the Energy Outlook, which makes projections to 2050 and beyond; and the Statistical Review of World Energy, which provides historic data on world energy markets.


The Union of the Electricity Industry. Has statistics and documentation relation to the electricity and broader energy sector including the 2023 report A Market fit for Net Zero power system - Full study.


The International Renewable Energy Agency produce an annual report called Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report, plus other publications including outlooks and statistics such as Off-Grid Renewable Energy Statistics 2023 and regional reports such as Renewable Energy Markets: GCC 2023

Solar Power Europe 

Produce various reports available free of charge including the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2023-2027 and the EU Market Outlook for Solar Power 2022-2026. You will need to register for access.


Deloitte have many articles and reports looking at all aspects of the Energy sector, including the 2023 Oil and Gas Industry Outlook.

IEF Global Energy Reports

IEF publish monthly reports comparing the outlooks from the IEA, OPEC and EIA. Also provides links to sites of other energy agencies.

News and keeping up to date

ScienceDirect                  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.
Registration required. NB: It is included when searching Factiva.
Full personalised access to The Economist. Registration required
Project Syndicate Project provides original, high-quality commentaries to a global audience, covering economics, politics, health, technology, and culture.