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THE ECE ENERGY SERIES

A number of the publications of the Sustainable Energy Section are issued under the Energy Series heading.

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THE ECE ENERGY SERIES
ABSTRACT
2010
   
Advance version
United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (ECE Energy Series 39 (UNFC-2009)

(The publication will be issued in French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese and Spanish)
 
Guidelines on Reforming Energy Pricing and Subsidies UNECE/ M2M publication
Best Practice Guidance for  Effective Methane Drainage and
Use in Coal Mines
 (Download English Advance version)


(available in English, French, Russian)
ISBN 13: 9789211170184
Sales Number: 10.II.E.2
8.25x11.5
Binding: Paperback
Series: ECE Energy Series, No. 31
The Publisher: United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe
 
Guidelines on Reforming Energy Pricing and Subsidies Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation (Download English version)

(also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish)
ISBN 13: 9789211170177
Sales Number: 10.II.E.1
8.25x11.5
Binding: Paperback
Series: ECE Energy Series, No.37
The Publisher: United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe


This publication addresses the massive investments that will be required in addition to the mobilization of substantial new financial resources that will be needed in order to continue the fight on global climate change. The first part (chapters 1 through 4) provides a review of the existing mechanisms that channel funds to energy efficiency and renewable energy (EERE) projects and understand the success factors in designing EERE financing mechanisms. Part two (chapters 5 through 9) provides a review of the technical, economic, and regulatory conditions in each region and a summary of main activities undertaken by national governments and international institutions, with a particular regard to the work of the UN regional Commissions.

2009
   
Guidelines on Reforming Energy Pricing and Subsidies

Financing Energy Efficiency Investments for
Climate Change Mitigation Project
Investor Interest and Capacity Building Needs
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Заинтересованность инвесторов и потребности в наращивании потенциала (Russian)

ISBN 978-92-1-117013-9
ISSN 1014-7225
Sales Number: 09.II.E.17
Series: ECE Energy Series, No.32
Publisher: United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe




Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments for Climate Change Mitigation is one of the sub-regional projects under the umbrella of the Energy Efficiency 21 Project. The countries participating in the project include Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Ukraine. The project aims at developing investment projects and strengthening capacities for development of energy efficiency; providing assistance to national and municipal authorities to introduce reforms needed to support investment projects; and supporting banks and commercial companies to invest in these projects through professionally managed investment funds.


To assess the investor interest and capacity building needs in participating countries the assessment missions to all of them, except Romania, were conducted in September–November 2008. The current report is based on the results of these assessment missions, as well as on the information provided by the National Coordinators and National Participating Institutions. The report presents energy overview, financial environment, project development and finance capacities, and investor interest of the participating countries, as well as business development course programme to provide necessary capacity building.

Заинтересованность инвесторов и потребности в наращивании потенциала (Download Russian version)

В продаже под №  09.II.E.17
ISBN 978-92-1-416057-1
ISSN 1014-9112

«Финансирование инвестиций в области энергоэффективности для смягчения изменения климата» - это один из субрегиональных проектов под эгидой проекта «Энергетическая эффективность 21». К числу стран, участвующих в проекте, относятся Албания, Беларусь, Болгария, Босния и Герцеговина, бывшая югославская Республика Македония, Казахстан, Республика Молдова, Российская Федерация, Румыния, Сербия, Украина и Хорватия. Данный проект направлен на разработку инвестиционных проектов и укрепление потенциала для развития энергоэффективности, предоставление помощи национальным и  муниципальным властям в проведении реформ, необходимых для поддержки инвестиционных проектов, и поддержку банков и коммерческих компаний в  инвестировании в эти проекты посредством профессионально управляемых инвестиционных фондов.

Для оценки заинтересованности инвесторов и потребностей в наращивании потенциала во всех странах-участницах проекта, кроме Румынии, в период с сентября по ноябрь 2008 года были проведены экспертные миссии. Данный отчёт подготовлен на основе результатов этих экспертных миссий, а также информации, предоставленной национальными координаторами и национальными участвующими учреждениями. В отчёте представлен обзор энергетического сектора, финансовых условий, возможностей по разработке и финансированию проектов и интереса со стороны инвесторов из стран-участниц, а также программа курса по деловому развитию в целях наращивания потенциала.

Guidelines on Reforming Energy Pricing and Subsidies
Mapping of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources

Release Date: October, 2009
ISBN 13: 9789211170023
Sales Number: 09.II.E.6
76 page(s), 8.5x11
Series: ECE Energy Series, No.33 and ECE/ENERGY/71
The Publisher: United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe


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In July 2007, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology charged a special Task Force to prepare a mapping of the 2004 United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources (UNFC) with the classification systems of: the Society of Petroleum Engineers/World Petroleum Council/American Association of Petroleum Geologists/Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPE-PRMS); the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (the CRIRSCO Template); and, the Russian Federation. The Task Force’s mandate also included consideration of possible changes to the UNFC that would facilitate the mapping between these systems.

This publication represents the final report of the UNFC Mapping Task Force, however it should be seen as an interim step in an on-going process. In particular, the mapping work was completed in the context of proposed changes to some of the definitions of the UNFC and, as these changes have yet to be adopted, it is therefore provisional in that sense. Further, it is recognised that as more detailed mapping work is undertaken, it may be necessary to make some adjustments to the mapping between systems.

The Mapping Task Force reached several key conclusions and made some specific recommendations for due consideration by the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology, which are outlined in this publication.
2008
   
Guidelines on Reforming Energy Pricing and Subsidies
Investing in Energy Security Risk Mitigation

Release Date: January, 2009
(also available in French, Russian)
ISBN 13: 9789211169935
Sales Number: 08.II.E.16
70 page(s), 8.25x11.5
Binding: Paperback
Series: ECE Energy Series, No.34
The Publisher: United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe

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2007
   
Guidelines on Reforming Energy Pricing and Subsidies
Emerging Global Energy Security Risks

Release Date: November, 2007
(also available in French, Russian)
ISBN 13: 9789211169751
Sales Number: 07.II.E.22
112 page(s), 8.25x11.5
Binding: Paperback
Series: ECE Energy Series, No.36
The Publisher: United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe


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Global energy security risks have increased sharply because of steeply rising oil import demand in developing countries; he narrowing margin of excess capacity among producers; the volatility of oil prices arising form international tensions, terrorism and potential for supply disruptions; the concentration of known hydrocarbon reserves and resources in a limited number of the world’s subregions; and the restricted access of oil and gas companies to the development of hydrocarbon reserves in some countries. Governments in producing and consuming countries can mitigate these risks significantly by enhancing producer-consumer dialogue to ensure interdependency of their interests and to respect the legitimate rights of both consumers and producers.

The first section of this book presents global energy security risks form three points of view: that of European Union, the Russian Federation and the view from North America. These views have been reconciled in deliberations of the UNECE Energy Security Forum (ESF) that achieved a consensus in conclusions and recommendations on how to diminish the risks. The ESF was requested to convey this consensus views to the host authorities of the 2006 G-8 Summit in St. Petersburg. The diversification of energy supply sources is a key feature of energy security strategies for importing countries. The second section describes hoe the Caspian Sea can contribute to energy supply diversification.
2005
   
Financing Energy Efficiancy Investment Projects

Series: ECE Energy Series, No. 30


Proceedings of the Seminar on Financing Energy Efficiency Investments. Energy Efficiency Investment Project Business Plans.

The content of this CD-Rom show that it is possible to identify, develop and finance energy efficiency and renewable energy investments projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Eastern Europe and the CIS. This material is intended to reduce some of the uncertainties of investment in this area and promote additional investments in energy efficiency and climate change mitigation in transition economies.
Guidelines on Reforming Energy Pricing and Subsidies
Financing Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation: A Guide for Investors in Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and Ukraine

Series: ECE Energy Series, No. 28
Sales Number: GV.E.04.0.11
ISBN: 92-1-101076-4

This guide is designed to facilitate the decision-making process leading to possible investments in energy and climate change mitigation in selected countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and Ukraine.

The book covers not only traditional ways of managing investments in this sector, but also future prospects related to Greenhouse gases Emissions Trading and Joint Implementation (JI). It primarily addresses readers within management and administrative decision-making in charge of district heating, municipal lighting, hospital heating and power supply, but also other energy related sectors with similar characteristics and needs, wanting to attract external capital to their projects.

By providing in-depth information on pilot activities carried out in several countries, it is designed to reduce some of the uncertainties of investment in this area.

The present United Nations guide has been prepared under UNECE’s Energy Efficiency 21 Project (EE21), to promote energy efficiency investments that meet the criteria of the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol and for Joint Implementation (JI, AIJ) offers.

2004
   

The United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) for Energy and Mineral Resources (Download Final Version)

Symbol Number: ENERGY/WP.1/R.77
ISBN: NA

The United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) for Energy and Mineral Resources is a universally applicable scheme for classifying/evaluating energy and mineral reserves resources.
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Energy Security Risks and Financial
Markets 
Sales Number: GV.E.04.0.12
ISBN: 9211010772

This interactive CD-Rom captures the views of Energy Security Forum members on film footage, audio visual presentations and text of how energy security risks and the financial markets affect each other.
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Experience of International Organizations in Promoting Energy Efficiency - Belarus
Sales Number: E.04-II-E-12
ISBN: 9211168988

 

These reports are part of a series of publications that review the performance of multilateral institutions in promoting and financing energy efficiency improvements in selected economies in transition. The cases of Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and Ukraine are presented. These are the five participating countries of the Energy Efficiency Investment Project Development for Climate Change Mitigation project (ECE-CIS-99-043) generously supported by the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships.

Experience of International Organizations in Promoting Energy Efficiency - Bulgaria
Sales Number: E.04.II.E.13
ISBN: 9211169886

For Abstract see above.
Experience of International Organizations in Promoting Energy Efficiency - Kazakhstan
Sales Number: E.04.II.E.14
ISBN: 9211169003
For Abstract see above.
Experience of International Organizations in Promoting Energy Efficiency - The Russian Federation
Sales Number: E. 04.II.E.15
ISBN: 9211169011
For Abstract see above.
Experience of International Organizations in Promoting Energy Efficiency - Ukraine
Sales Number: E.04.II.E.16
ISBN: 9211169038
For Abstract see above.

Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures in Europe
Symbol Number: ECE/ENERGY/60
ISBN: NA
Series: ECE Energy Series, No. 21


This CD-ROM contains the results of the E-GRIDS project (Enhancing the Government Regulatory Energy Measures Impact and Diffusion Speed Appraisal Method). In particular, the CD-Rom contains a description of methods used in the analysis of the energy efficiency of major domestic end-uses and a number of results based scenarios.
2003

Guidelines on Reforming Energy Pricing and Subsidies
Sales No.  E/F/R.03.II.E.52
ISBN   92-1-016357-5



This paper provides general Guidelines to policy makers how to reform energy pricing and subsidy schemes so as to avoid market distortions, increase economic efficiency and improve quality of energy services. The Guidelines take into account fully the economic environmental and social concerns of society and governments in promoting the sustainable production, transmission and use of energy
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Energy Security Risks and Financial Markets 
Sales Number: G.V.E.03.08
ISBN: 9211010535



This CD-ROM provides a comprehensive overview of the Roundtable incorporating clear explanations from a wide range of high-level sources about the key energy security problems faced by policy makers, the energy industries and global financial markets.
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New Energy Security Threats
Sales Number: GV.03.0.8
ISBN: 9211010535


Rising tensions in the Middle East, new attacks on oil tankers or terrorist operations in major oil producing countries could have profound effects on global energy markets. New Energy Security Threats reviews the impact of these prospects on energy security and...
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Carbon Emissions Trading Handbook
Sales Number: GV.03.0.9
ISBN: 9211010543


This United Nations (UN) eBook explains how carbon emissions trading can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the development of energy efficiency projects. The booklet explores some of the policy and commercial issues of global warming and environmental...
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Reforming Energy Prices and Subsidies
Symbol Number: ECE/CEP/121, ECE/ENERGY/54
ISBN: NA

 

These reports are part of a series of publications that review the performance of multilateral institutions in promoting and financing energy efficiency improvements in selected economies in transition. The case of Belarus presented. These are the five participating countries of the Energy Efficiency Investment Project Development for Climate Change Mitigation project (ECE-CIS-99-043) generously supported by the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships.
2002

East West Energy Efficiency Standards and Labels
Sales Number: GV.01.0.8
ISBN: 9211010365


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This document is the final report of the SACHA-II project. SACHA stands for The State of the Art of Cooling Household and Other Major Appliances Standards, Market and Technology in Central and Eastern European Countries for Energy Efficiency Programmes Improvement...
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The United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) for Energy and Mineral Resources: Case Studies
Symbol Number: ECE/ENERGY/67
ISBN: NA

Proceedings and presentations of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Fossil Fuels meeting in 2004. National Case Studies for Algeria, Venezuela, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Turkey, Slovenia and OPEC Secretariat.
Coal Mine Methane: An Overview
Symbol Number:ECE/ENERGY/68
ISBN: NA


Selected proceedings and presentations on Coal Mine Methane. Proceedings and presentations of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane meeting in 2004 and 2005.