Shell does extensive economic and social research related to energy issues worldwide, and how they integrate with other issues and developments around the globe.  Those scenarios have now been updated for 2011, and you can see it on-online (link below). 

It’s an interesting overview of the energy landscape and what that landscape may look like in the future.

Shell Scenarios: see what the future might look like

http://www.shell.com/home/content/aboutshell/our_strategy/shell_global_scenarios/

- Steve