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List of Press Releases - 2016-7

Baku Call for action: governments and international partners are asked to work on implementation of energy-related Sustainable Development Goals (21 October 2016)

At the closing session of the Seventh International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, the delegates called on the governments and international organizations to take urgent steps for transformation of energy systems. There is a gap between current actions taken by governments and the ...
UNECE updates its Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines (19 October 2016)

The coal industry, national governments, trade unions, and worker safety advocates are concerned with the frequency and severity of methane explosions in coal mines, especially in emerging economies. No mine, even in the most developed countries, is free from safety risks. Regardless of location or ...
UNFC is now applicable to geothermal energy resources (05 October 2016)

Geothermal energy could play a significant role in ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, but production today is only at 7% of the estimated global potential. Geothermal energy exists in almost 90 countries, but only 24 of them produce electricity from ...
Bridging Document between UNFC and Russian Oil and Gas Classification will greatly enhance coherent assessment of fossil fuel reserves (30 September 2016)

The assessment of global resources of oil and gas will be greatly improved with the implementation of a Bridging Document that relates the reserves and resources in the Oil and Combustible Gas of the Russian Federation Classification to the categories and classes of the United Nations Framework ...
More partners to join the International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane (08 July 2016)

The capture and use of methane from coal mines is one of the effective near-term options to tackle climate change. In October 2015 UNECE and Poland signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing an International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane that would disseminate best practices in ...
UNFC and Russian Oil and Gas Classification Bridging Document open for public comment (14 June 2016)

The draft Bridging Document between the Oil and Fuel Gas Reserves and Resources Classification of the Russian Federation of 2013 and the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009) was issued today for public comment until 14 August ...
UNFC geothermal energy specifications open for public comment (06 June 2016)

Specifications for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC) to geothermal energy resources were released today for public comment until 4 August 2016. Growing interest in renewable energy has highlighted a need ...