This paper provides policy makers and managers, facing tough energy policy challenges, with a wider perspective of how the same issues are being addressed by different IEA member countries. The topics included are: Government structures for co-ordinating energy and climate policies; the use of long-term energy forecasts and scenarios; and progress in the delivery of key energy security policies.

With a share of more than 30% of the total industrial energy use worldwide (including feedstocks), the chemical and petrochemical sector is by far the largest energy user in industry. The sector is faced with the challenge of saving energy primarily for economic and environmental reasons.

This report documents the successful energy sector methane recovery and use policies that are in use around the world, with the aim of providing models that can be adapted

Energy efficiency, many types of renewable energy, carbon capture and storage, nuclear power and new transport technologies all need to be deployed widely to curtail greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) while promoting energy security. Every major country and sector of the economy must be involved.

The overall purpose of this

Secure, reliable and affordable energy supplies are needed for sustainable economic growth, but increases in associated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and the associated risk of climate change, are a cause of major concern.

Energy investment worldwide is plunging in the face of a tougher financing environment, weakening final demand for energy and falling cash flows

This report highlights that cogeneration and district energy

Despite the severity of the current financial and economic crisis, it cannot be allowed to distract us from addressing critical and strategic climate change and energy challenges. The energy sector produces 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions and so it must also be a key part of any strategy to reduce them.

The necessity to implement energy efficiency measures is now firmly on the political agenda. The G8, IEA member countries and European Union have clearly stated the importance of action on energy efficiency to address energy security, climate change and