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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.

BEST PRACTICE GUIDANCE EFFECT

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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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)

Series:
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...
BULGARIA EXPERIENCE OF INTL

Experience of International Organizations in Promoting Energy Efficiency

Country Report - Bulgaria

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. Bulgaria is one of the five participating countries of the Energy Efficiency Investment Project D...
BELARUS EXPERIENCE INTL PROMOT

Experience of International Organizations in Promoting Energy Efficiency

Country Report - Belarus

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. Belarus is one of the five participating countries of the Energy Efficiency Investment Project De...
ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICIES & MEASU

Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures in Europe

The Impact for Major End Uses (CD-ROM)

Series:
ECE Energy Series
15 Oct 2008
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, it presents a description of methods used in the analysis of the energy efficiency of major domestic end-uses and a number of r...
REFORMING ENERGY PRICING SUBSIDIES

Reforming Energy Pricing and Subsidies

Series:
ECE Energy Series
13 Feb 2004
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 as well as measures to alleviate the full impact of higher energy prices on those least able to absorb them. They also poin...
CARBON EMISSIONS TRADING HNDBK

Carbon Emissions Trading Handbook (Set of Booklet & CD-ROM)

Series:
ECE Energy Series
25 Jun 2004
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 programmes based on cre...
NEW ENERGY SECURITY THREATS INTER

New Energy Security Threats

Interactive Proceedings of the Round Table on the Security of Energy Supplies - UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy (CD-ROM)

Series:
ECE Energy Series
4 Apr 2003
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 sustainable development with key ...
ENERGY EFFICIENCY & ENERGY SECU

Energy Efficiency and Energy Security in the CIS

Series:
ECE Energy Series
21 Feb 2002
This study assesses the potential for energy conservation in CIS member countries to the year 2010 and explains how improvements in energy efficiency of member countries could contribute to enhancing their energy security. Achieving even part of the large energy conservation thought to be possibl...
EAST WEST ENERGY EFFIC STANDA (CD)

East-west Energy Efficiency Standards and Labels

Series:
ECE Energy Series
22 Mar 2002
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 ECE Countries. The project’s obj...
GUIDE FOR THE PROMOTION ENERGY

Guide for the Promotion of Energy Conservation Regulations in Economies in Transition

Series:
ECE Energy Series
26 Jan 2001
The Russian Federation and most of the countries in Central Asia are richly endowed with energy resources sufficient to meet domestic needs and possible future export. However, dramatically increased energy prices have created social hardships and a need for energy conservation. This publication ...
STUDY ON UNDERGROUND GAS STORAGE

Study on Underground Gas Storage in Europe and Central Asia

Working Party on Gas

Series:
ECE Energy Series
4 May 2001
This study provides unique information on underground gas storage (UGS) in Europe and Central Asia in the following areas: new and emerging technologies and improvements in UGS; current UGS status in Europe and Central Asia; UGS projects and technical criteria for selection of potential UGS facil...
SOURCES OF FINANCING ENERGY EFFICI

Sources of Financing Energy Efficiency Projects in Central and Eastern Europe

Series:
ECE Energy Series
31 Jul 1998
The Energy Efficiency 2000 Project was set up to assist central and eastern Europe and CIS countries to enhance their energy efficiency ans security to ease the energy supply constraints of economic transition and to meet internatinal environmental treaty obligations. Along with policy reforms an...
EAST WEST ENERGY EFFIC STANDA

East-west Energy Efficiency Standards and Labels

Series:
ECE Energy Series
31 Jul 1998
This publication presents an analysis and interpretation of the situation of cooling household appliances (CHA) in four European countries - Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Ukraine. The extensive survey carried out in these countries contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the issues ...
UNDERGROUND STORAGE OF NATURAL GAS

Underground Storage of Natural Gas and LPG

Series:
ECE Energy Series
3 Dec 1990
Information on current trends and developments in the field of natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in underground storage units. Emphasis on technical and regulatory matters including economic, market and social considerations that influence the planning, development and operation of ga...
SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS

Solar Power Systems

Series:
ECE Energy Series
31 Dec 1993
This report reviews the technological status, economics, applications and competitiveness of small and large size solar electricity systems. It evaluates the progress made during the past fifteen years of solar research and development and further discusses steps needed to make solar energy a via...
GAS NETWORKS IN EUROPE INTERCONN

Gas Networks in Europe

Interconnection and Extension

Series:
ECE Energy Series
1 Oct 1993
In the face of the economic and political upheavals in central and eastern Europe, this publication addresses the implications for gas trade, gas networks and co-operation amongst gas enterprises as countries seek to diversify their sources of natural gas supplies. It examines the natural gas sup...
EAST WEST ENERGY EFFIC

East-West Energy Efficiency

Series:
ECE Energy Series
11 Dec 1992
This publication offers a listing of policies, international programmes, energy efficient environmentally sound technologies and energy demand management practices from the first year of operation of the Energy Efficiency 2000 Project. It also offers a list of participants, experts, energy manage...
ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN

Energy Efficient Design

Series:
ECE Energy Series
18 Oct 1991
A simple and yet concise educational aid which provides the knowledge framework necessary for the design of buildings from the energy efficiency perspective. Architects, designers, contractors and building planners will appreciate the emphasis on principles in this informative guide to energy eff...