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UNECE WPG Gas Liberalization Study

Strategy Study on Inter-Fuel Substitution implemented in the Kolpashevo municipality (2009)
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Potential and Best Alternatives for Investments in Implementing Interfuel Substitution in the Federal District of Siberia, Russian Federation (2010)
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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)
Regional Analysis of Policy Reforms to Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments:
Final Report (English)
Executive summary (English, Russian)
UNECE/ M2M publication
Advance version Best Practice Guidance for  Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines  (downlaod English version)
Advance version will be shortly available in Russian and Chinese
(available to order in English, forthcoming in French and Russian)
ISBN 13: 9789211170184
Sales Number: 10.II.E.2
Binding: Paperback
Series: ECE Energy Series, No. 31
The Publisher: United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe

Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation (download English version)
(available to order in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish)
ISBN 13: 9789211170177
Sales Number: 10.II.E.1
Binding: Paperback
Series: ECE Energy Series, No.37
The Publisher: United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe

Financing Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation Project
Investor Interest and Capacity Building Needs (download English version)
Заинтересованность инвесторов и потребности в наращивании потенциала (download Russian version)
ISBN 978-92-1-117013-9
ISSN 1014-7225
Sales Number: 09.II.E.17
Series: ECE Energy Series, No.32

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

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. 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.

Investing in Energy Security Risk Mitigation
Release Date: January, 2009
English (available to order in French, Russian)
ISBN 13: 9789211169935
Sales Number: 08.II.E.16
Series: ECE Energy Series, No.34

The publication addresses challenges facing the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region in achieving a secure and sustainable energy future. It discusses government roles in energy investment, methods of financing energy projects, performance of national oil companies, and four country case studies, and presents conclusions and recommendations on energy security, including on infrastructure investment and financing.

Emerging Global Energy Security Risks
Release Date: November, 2007; Release date in Russian: May, 2008
English (available to order in French, Russian)
ISBN 13: 9789211169751
Sales Number: 07.II.E.22
Series: ECE Energy Series, No.36

This publication is the result of the analyses and discussions conducted by the Energy Security Forum on the global dimensions of emerging energy security risks facing UNECE member States. It presents global energy security risks from three different points of view: the European Union, the Russian Federation and from North America. It also examines how the Caspian Sea region can contribute to energy supply diversification. It reviews the energy transport corridors, new infrastructure, transmissions systems and investment requirements needed to accomplish this.

Guidelines on Reforming Energy Pricing and Subsidies (download English/French/Russian)
Symbol: ECE/CEP/121, ECE/ENERGY/54
Sales No. E/F/R.03.II.E.52
ISBN 92-1-016357-5
Series: ECE Energy Series, No.21

This booklet draws general guidelines to be used by policy makers when reforming national energy pricing and subsidy schemes. The Guidelines suggest the best policy options in this respect as well as measures to alleviate the full impact of higher energy prices on those least able to absorb them. They also suggest policy measures and related tools for flexible energy price adjustments and removal of harmful subsidies.

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