“We welcome, in particular, the five key opportunities recommended to reduce GHG emissions from the energy sector. …..This must all be supported by high-quality energy statistics” IEA Ministerial Statement on Energy and Climate Change
Acording to IEA Problems encountered in energy statistics are: Liberalisation of the market: From one company to hundreds • Confidentiality (liberalisation, “political”) • More work passed to statistics offices: Renewables (remote information) Energy efficiency (including socio-economic data) Environment (estimation of GHG emissions, ….) Policy monitoring • Resources do not follow work load: Statistics still have a low profile, budget cuts • Fast turnover in staff: lack of experience, continuity
Energy statistics refers to collecting, compiling, analyzing and disseminating data on commodities such as coal, crude oil, natural gas, electricity, or renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, wind or solar energy), when they are used for the energy they contain.
Following organizations have a long-standing tradition of extensive forest data collectionion:
For any sound energy policy, policy makers need to know:
Who produces what?
Who imports what?
Who exports what?
Who distributes what?
Who consumes what?