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ECE Energy Series

UNECE’s work on sustainable energy is designed to improve access to affordable and clean energy for all and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of the energy sector in the region. It promotes international policy dialogue and cooperation among governments, energy industries and other stakeholders.  The focus  is on energy efficiency, cleaner electricity production from fossil fuels, renewable energy, coal mine methane, natural gas, classification of energy and mineral reserves and resources, and energy security.

ENERGY SECURITY COOPERATION

Energy Security Cooperation

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ECE Energy Series
1 Jul 2010
This publication on “Energy Security Cooperation” responds to the request of the Committee on Sustainable Energy, made at its sixteenth annual session in 2007, to carry out an appraisal of the potential role that international cooperation can play in meeting the energy security goals of UNECE cou...
BEST POLICY PRACT FOR PROM 2ND

Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency

A Structured Framework of Best Practices in Policies to Promote Energy Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development

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ECE Energy Series
22 Feb 2018
This is the second edition of the Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency publication prepared in the framework of the United Nations Development Account project “Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development”. It provides addition...
OVERCOMING BARRIERS INVEST

Overcoming Barriers to Investing in Energy Efficiency

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ECE Energy Series
22 Mar 2018
Energy efficiency is widely viewed as one of the most effective ways to achieve multiple economic, social and environmental benefits and is at a core of making significant progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. This publication presents the outcome ...
REMOVING BARRIERS USE NATURAL

Removing Barriers to the Use of Natural Gas as Maritime Transportation Fuel

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ECE Energy Series
17 Dec 2018
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been used as fuel for ships for decades but quality standards are still under development. The UNECE Group of Experts on Gas created in 2015 a task force on removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel. This report summarises the findings to...
GLOBAL TRACKING FRAMEWORK

Global Tracking Framework

UNECE Progress in Sustainable Energy

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ECE Energy Series
17 Dec 2018
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) regional Global Tracking Framework report is part of a series of multi-agency assessments that monitor progress towards the three Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) objectives. This first edition of the report builds upon the 2017 Glob...
COORD OPERATIONS FLEX COAL

Coordinated Operations of Flexible Coal and Renewable Energy Power Plants

Challenges and Opportunities

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ECE Energy Series
17 Dec 2018
The electricity sector is rapidly changing. Faced with the challenge of climate change, coal consumption is declining. Policy designs focus on raising the penetration of renewable energy. However, there are still drawbacks that prevent renewable energy from being adopted at industrial scale. It i...
BEST PRAC POL GUID LIQUEFIED

Best Practice Policy Guidance for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Small Scale LNG - Truck Loading

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ECE Energy Series
17 Dec 2018
Natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), has clear environmental benefits over other, more carbon-intensive fossil fuels. Substituting other fossil fuels by natural gas can substantially reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and of other pollutants (particulate matter, and oxides of nitro...
EUROPEAN GAS MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

European Gas Market Developments

Assessment of Market Trends in Liquefied Natural Gas

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ECE Energy Series
9 Jun 2017
This report provides insights and guidance on developments and needs in the natural gas market. The report, drafted by the Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs for the UNECE Group of Experts on Gas, and in collaboration with a broad range of natural gas stakeholders fr...
DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY SERVICE COMP

Development of Energy Service Companies Market and Policies

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ECE Energy Series
17 May 2016
It examines the current status of ESCO development in twelve countries participating in the project. For the purposes of the report all participating countries are divided into three groups: member states of the European Union (EU), South-Eastern European countries and countries of Eastern Europe...
MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH

Mitigating Climate Change Through Investments in Fossil Fuel Technologies

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ECE Energy Series
17 May 2016
This report is the principal written deliverable of the project "Mitigating climate change through attracting foreign direct investment in advanced fossil fuel technologies", financed from the United Nations Development Account (UNDA)1. The project, implemented in 2010-2012, covered nine countrie...
PATHWAYS TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Pathways to Sustainable Energy

Exploring Alternative Outcomes

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ECE Energy Series
21 Apr 2016
In September 2015 countries agreed to a set of sustainable development goals. Attainment of all of the goals depends directly or indirectly on the availability of sustainable energy. Member States of the UNECE have asked how the region can attain its sustainable energy objectives. The response is...
APPLICATION UNITED NATIONS FRAME

Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 to Nuclear Fuel Resources - Selected Case Studies

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ECE Energy Series
29 Feb 2016
This publication includes eight case studies that demonstrate the classification of uranium or thorium resources at different scales, with examples in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Malawi, Niger and the USA, to test the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Ener...
BEST POLICY PRACTICES FOR PROM

Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency

A Structured Framework of Best Practices in Policies to Promote Energy Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development

Series:
ECE Energy Series
16 Sep 2015
This publication is prepared in the framework of the United Nations Development Account project “Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development”, which is implemented jointly by all five UN Regional Commissions with UNECE as the lead agency. This...
BEST PRACTICE GUIDANCE EFFECT

Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines

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ECE Energy Series
17 Aug 2010
Coal mines are not only a safety management challenge but also a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Methane release during coal mining creates unsafe working conditions in underground coal mines around the world. This Guidance is intended to provide a genuine contribution to improve mine s...
FINANC GLOBAL CLIM CHANGE MITIG

Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation

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ECE Energy Series
18 Jun 2010
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 mech...
INVEST INTEREST & CAPAC BUILD

Investor Interest and Capacity Building Needs

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ECE Energy Series
8 Feb 2010
This Report has been prepared in the framework of the Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments for Climate Change Mitigation project. The Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments for Climate Change Mitigation project assists the countries of South-Eastern E...
MAPPING THE UNITED NATIONS FRAM

Mapping of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources

Report of the Economic Commission for Europe Task Force on Mapping

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ECE Energy Series
7 Oct 2009
This publication represents the final report of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources (UNFC) Mapping Task Force, however it should be seen as an interim step in an ongoing process. In particular, the mapping work was completed in the context of propos...
INVESTING ENERGY SECURITY RISK

Investing in Energy Security Risk Mitigation

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ECE Energy Series
21 Jan 2009
Developments in the energy markets, particularly for hydrocarbons, over the last decade have contributed to an increased sense of vulnerability among countries about the future availability of reasonable priced energy. As a result, energy security is once again uppermost in the minds of the gener...
EMERG GLOBAL ENERGY SECUR RISK

Emerging Global Energy Security Risks

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ECE Energy Series
13 Nov 2007
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 Russi...
ENERGY SECURITY IN THE CASPIAN SEA

Energy Security in the Caspian Sea Region (DVD + Compact Disc)

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ECE Energy Series
19 May 2006
The Caspian Sea region, which is very rich in oil and gas may be one of the few options left to policy makers seeking to ensure the energy security of UNECE member countries. This inter-active CD-Rom and DVD set provides a complete record of the sessions as well as high quality images of each of ...
FINANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CLIM

Financing Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation

A Guide for Investors in Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine

Series:
ECE Energy Series
10 Feb 2006
This report is 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 a...
EXPERIENCE INTL ORGANIZ UKRAINE

Experience of International Organizations in Promoting Energy Efficiency

Country Report - Ukraine

Series:
ECE Energy Series
8 Apr 2005
This report is 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. Ukraine is one of the five participating countries of the Energy Efficiency Investment Project De...
RUSSIAN FEDERTION EXPERIENCE INTL

Experience of International Organizations in Promoting Energy Efficiency

Country Report - The Russian Federation

Series:
ECE Energy Series
8 Apr 2005
This report is 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 Russian Federation is one of the five participating countries of the Energy Efficiency Invest...
KAZAKHSTAN EXPERIENCE OF INTERNAT

Experience of International Organizations in Promoting Energy Efficiency

Country Report - Kazakhstan

Series:
ECE Energy Series
8 Apr 2005
This report is 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. Kazakhstan is one of the five participating countries of the Energy Efficiency Investment Project...