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Sustainable Energy Highlights
Renewable energy data gaps in UNECE region: meetings held in Geneva on 26 June and Paris on 11 July highlighted that renewable energy data in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus is neither readily available, up-to-date, accessible nor reliable. This is an obstacle for strategic energy planning in many countries and represents real value added for future activities of the UNECE Group of Experts on Renewable Energy Find the meetings summary here NEW
Report of Expert Group on Resource Classification fifth session now available: more than 170 experts worldwide participated in the UNECE Resource Classification Week, 28 April-2 May.
UNECE and CIS Electric Power Council sign MoU in Baku: on 25 April at the 45th meeting of the CIS Electric Power Council in Baku, UNECE and the CIS Electric Power Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU was signed by UNECE Deputy Executive Secretary Andrey Vasilyev and th Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.
UNECE Group of Experts on Gas hold its first meeting on 14-15 April 2014. The agenda included a roundtable discussion of the findings of a major study of the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets, recently completed by leading experts in the natural gas industry. The study was prepared to establish a point of departure for robust discussion among government policy makers and other key stakeholders of needed policies and normative instruments, such as regulations or best practice guidance. An important conclusion of the study is that, under the right conditions, natural gas could be an essential contributor to a sustainable future and LNG could be the gateway to a global gas market. A press conference held on 14 April at 14:00 offered insights into opportunities and challenges that LNG faces to reach its full potential as an energy carrier.
Developing a common assessment methodology for renewable energy resources through application of UNFC: this was the focus of the UNECE Workshop in Washington, 24-25 March. The event was hosted by the World Bank and sponsored by BP, DuPont, Shell and Total, with participation from IRENA and Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Can renewable energy reserves be defined?: a workshop at the Total Energy USA 2013 Conference in Houston on 21 November explored the role of UNFC to assess long-term market-based economic viability of new renewable energy projects
News & Publications
UNFC now operational: a new era for energy and mineral reserves reporting (Press Release 25 November 2013)
UNFC is Key to Sustainable Development in India (Press Release 31 October 2013)
Energy for Sustainable Development Forum in Georgia (Press Release 12 September 2013)
UNECE participates in Vienna Energy Forum 2013 (UNECE Weekly No. 532, 2-7 June 2013)
Promotion of common actions and co-operation in the OSCE area in the fields of development of sustainable energy and transport : Review of the Implementation of the OSCE Commitments in the Field of Energy Efficiency
EU Member States assess use of UNFC for raw materials supply (UNECE Weekly 504, page 2 (21 November 2012)