Improving energy efficiency is one of the most effective measures to address energy security, climate change and economic objectives. The Policy Pathways series can help countries capture this potential by assisting with the implementation of the 25 energy efficiency policy recommendations that were published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2008.

The India launch of IEA

The purpose of this summary report is to highlight energy efficiency policy action and planning in IEA member countries since the last meeting of the Energy Efficiency Working Party (EEWP) held in January 2010.

The India launch of IEA

Over 20% of the global population

The Indian gas market is expected to be one of the fastest growing in the world over the next two decades. This paper analyses this market, highlighting the current challenges. It first looks at the industry structure, presents the main players from industry as well as government, and gives an overview of the regulatory framework.

This 2010 edition of Key World Energy Statistics by IEA consists of global data up to 2008 and when available up to 2009, for energy production, trade, transformation and consumption, CO2 emissions from fuel combustion and energy prices.

Geothermal energy is energy available as heat contained in or discharged from the earth

Recent actions by many governments to promote more efficient, cleaner sources of energy signify positive steps to help improve energy security and mitigate climate change. Transformation of the energy sector, however, requires that commitments to energy efficiency and clean energy be sustained on a global level for many years to come.

This report seeks to inform decision makers seeking to prioritise RD&D investments in a time of financial uncertainty. It is an update of the December 2009 IEA report Global Gaps in Clean Energy Research, Development and Demonstration, which examined whether rates of LCET investment were sufficient to achieve shared global energy and environmental goals (IEA,2009a).