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Draft Specifications for the application of UNFC-2009 to Geothermal Energy Resources


PUBLIC COMMENT CLOSED ON 4 AUGUST 2016

The Geothermal Working Group is pleased to present for public comment the draft document “Specifications for the Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009) to Geothermal Energy Resources”. 

The purpose of the document is to enable application of UNFC-2009 incorporating Specifications for its Application (as set out in ECE Energy Series No. 42), to geothermal energy resources.

Growing interest in renewable energy has highlighted a need to harmonize the way in which renewable energy potential is reported. Investors, regulators, governments and consumers need a common comparison framework for both renewable and non-renewable energy resources to assess energy sustainability scenarios at project, company, country, region or world levels. With no globally agreed geothermal standards, guidelines or codes existing prior to the development of these specifications, the inclusion of geothermal energy within UNFC-2009 will improve global communication in the geothermal sector as part of the larger energy sector.

The Geothermal Working Group reports to the Task Force on the Application of UNFC-2009 to Renewable Energy Resources of the UNECE Expert Group on Resource Classification.

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DATES:
The public comment is from 6 June until cob Central European Summer Time (CEST) 4 August 2016. 

GEOTHERMAL WORKING GROUP REVIEW OF PUBLIC COMMENTS RECEIVED

COMMENTS RECEIVED available here.

 

 

Draft Specifications for the Application of UNFC-2009 to Injection Projects for the Purpose of Geological Storage

FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Task Force on the Application of UNFC-2009 to Injection Projects of the UNECE Expert Group on Resource Classification is pleased to present for public comment the draft document “Specifications for the Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009) to Injection Projects for the Purpose of Geological Storage”. 

The purpose of the document is to enable the application of UNFC-2009 incorporating Specifications for its Application (as set out in ECE Energy Series No. 42 and ECE/ENERGY/94), to Injection Projects for the purpose of Geological Storage.

The main focus in the draft Specifications is on classifying injection projects related to the geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). The same principles of project maturity should however also be applicable to other injection projects where a fluid is injected into a subsurface geological formation for storage.

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DATES: The public comment period opened on 8 July 2015 and will closed on 15 September 2015.

 

 

 

Draft Guidelines for Application of UNFC-2009 to Uranium and Thorium Resources

FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Task Force on the Application of UNFC-2009 to Nuclear Fuel Resources of the UNECE Expert Group on Resource Classification is pleased to present for public comment the draft document “Guidelines for the Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009) to Uranium and Thorium Resources”. 

The purpose of the document is to provide non-mandatory guidance for the application of UNFC-2009, incorporating Specifications for its Application (as set out in ECE Energy Series No. 42), to uranium and thorium projects. A series of case studies, including in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Malawi, Niger and United States, is provided to further elaborate the guidelines.

DOCUMENTATION

DATES: The public comment period opened on 25 June 2015 and will close cob 20 August 2015.

 

 

Draft Specifications for Application of UNFC-2009 to Renewable Energy Resources

FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Task Force on the Application of UNFC-2009 to Renewable Energy Resources of the UNECE Expert Group on Resource Classification is pleased to present for public comment the draft document Specifications for the Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009) to Renewable Energy Resources. 

The purpose of the document is to enable the application of UNFC-2009, incorporating Specifications for its Application (as set out in ECE Energy Series No. 42), to renewable energy resources.

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DATES: The public comment period opened on 12 June 2014 and will closed on 12 September 2014.

COMMENTS RECEIVED

 

 

 

Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009) and Draft Explanatory Report


COMMENT PROCESS
The Bureau and the Specifications Task Force of the UNECE Expert Group on Resource Classification (Expert Group) invited the Expert Group and other interested parties to review and comment on the draft Specifications for the Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009) (EGRC/2012/INF.1/PC, 19 October 2012). The draft Specifications Document was accompanied by a draft Explanatory Report outlining the basis for establishing the specifications (EGRC/2012/INF.2/PC, 19 October 2012), to which comments were also invited.

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*CAVEAT: Please note that the draft specifications document and report have been prepared by the Specifications Task Force as the “basis for public comment” in order to receive maximum input from all stakeholders for further consideration, prior to finalization and publication. Final approval of the document and report shall require consensus in the Bureau of the Expert Group on Resource Classification on their form and content, prior to submission to the Expert Group on Resource Classification for endorsement of the final versions (Expert Group on Resource Classification, Fourth Session, Geneva, 24-26 April 2013). The document and report are being made available subject to the caveat that the draft texts in their current form have not been, and shall not be construed to have been, endorsed by any member of the Expert Group on Resource Classification or by any organization that is represented by a member of the Expert Group on Resource Classification.

DATES: The public comment period opened on 22 October 2012 and closed on 22 December 2012.

 

UNFC-2009 - Proposed Text as at 8 October 2009
(following public comment period and input at Sixth Session of Ad Hoc Group of Experts)

COMMENT PROCESS
Draft UNFC-2008 and Draft Explanatory Note to UNFC-2008

COMMENTS INVITED
The Revision Task Force of the UNECE Ad Hoc Group of Experts on the Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology invited the Group of Experts and other interested parties to review and comment on the draft revision of the 2004 United Nations Framework Classification of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources (UNFC). The draft UNFC was accompanied by a draft Explanatory Note, to which comments were also invited. Both documents were made available in English and Russian.

Deadline for comments: 6 February 2009


Press Release 10 December 2008 "Revised UNFC aims to simplify reporting of energy and mineral reserves and resources in a globalized world".