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The Department of Energy & Climate Change has a legislation web section. This provides links to energy related legislation including the Energy Act 2008 and the Climate Change Act 2008. UK legislation on all subjects is available on the legislation.gov.uk website.
The Europe’s Energy Portal website has lots of useful information, including European energy statistics, 2020 renewable energy targets for each EU member state, a similar CO2 emissions targets section and lists of key EU publications and directives related to energy.
There are also international energy related agreements such as the Kyotol Protocol, which sets targets for 37 industrialized countries and the European community for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These amount to an average of five per cent against 1990 levels over the five-year period 2008-2012.
The International Energy Agency’s website has a section on Technology Agreements. To encourage internationally collaborative efforts to meet energy challenges, the IEA created a legal contract – an Implementing Agreement – and a system of standard rules and regulations.
There are a wide range of energy statistics available from a variety of sources. Some of these are freely available online, while others require a subscription (the EI Library subscribes to some of these, including International Energy Agency statistics).
The EI Data Service (for subscribers and EI members only) contains addresses, statistics and useful information about the energy industries, including oil, gas, petrol prices, coal, nuclear and renewables. Non-EI members can subscribe and receive online access or monthly e-mailed updates - see subscription information on our Databases page.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) provide free UK energy statistics on their website, including oil, gas, coal, renewables, electricity, combined heat and power, foreign trade and weekly fuel prices stats. The EI Library has hard copy reference copies available of DECC statistics publications such as the Digest of United Kingdom energy statistics and Energy trends.
DECC also have a dedicated Oil & Gas website which provides detailed information on topics such as infrastructure, decommissioning, operatorship and field production.
Other UK organisations providing specialised energy statistics include: UK National Statistics, RenewableUK, Association of Electricity Producers, UK Petroleum Industry (ukpia) and the RESTATS Renewable Energy Statistics database.
The European Commission Eurostat website has a wide range of European statistics, including energy, transport, trade and environment stats. The Europe’s Energy Portal website also has a useful variety of renewable and non-renewable European energy statistics, as well as CO2 emissions and fuel pricing data.
The US Energy Information Administration provides free data on production, consumption, imports and exports not just for the US but most other countries worldwide. Their Country Energy Profiles section is especially useful for finding information on a particular country.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) also collates international energy statistics & balances. Some of their short survey reports are free, while larger in-depth publications can be purchased from their website. The EI Library purchases a number of the annual IEA publications - for example, Oil Information, Coal Information, Natural Gas Information, Energy Statistics of OECD and non-OECD countries, Energy Prices & Taxes.
Ask us for help
This is a very quick overview of energy statistics sources. If you are unable to find what you are looking for please contact our EI Knowledge Service team. We can point you in the right direction or photocopy and post/email photocopies of statistics we subscribe to for a small charge.