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International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2017

Promoting Inclusive Growth

How to get global growth going again through trade, productivity, reducing inequality, and promoting women's economic empowerment.

Energy efficiency in the Nordic building sector
			:  - potentials and instruments

Energy efficiency in the Nordic building sector : - potentials and instruments »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Karin Ibenholt

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289319089

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Energy Efficiency, Energy Issues, Energy Efficiency Policies, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Greenhouse Gases, Incentives for Builders

There is an economic potential for increased energy efficiency in Nordic buildings. How much is however difficult to assess, partly because of insufficient energy statistics for buildings. Several barriers hinder t...

Impact of energy labelling on household appliances

Impact of energy labelling on household appliances »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289316187

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Energy Labelling, Product Development, Household Appliances, Appliances are Energy-efficient, Users are Satisfied, Energy Labelling

Energy labelling has had an impact on the product development of household appliances. today's appliances are energy-efficient and users are satisfied with them, however, the test methods applied to energy labellin...

Climate Change and Energy Systems
			: Impacts, Risks and Adaptation in the Nordic and Baltic countries

Climate Change and Energy Systems : Impacts, Risks and Adaptation in the Nordic and Baltic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Halldór Björnsson , and Thorsteinn Thorsteinsson

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289321907

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Renewable Energy, Global Energy Consumption, Fossil Fuel, Forest Growth Data, Global Circulation Models, Energy Sector

Renewable energy sources contribute 16% of the global energy consumption and most nations are working to increase the share of renewables in their total energy budget, to reduce the dependence on fossil fuel source...

The Nordic Energy Markets and Environment

The Nordic Energy Markets and Environment »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316255

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Natural, Political Priorities, Energy Sector, District Heat, Domestic Energy Resources, Economy and national budget

Natural resources and political priorities have formed the energy sector through the last century. Especially the development of grid-dependent energies such as electricity, district heat, and natural gas has been...

Increased biomass harvesting for bioenergy
			: - effects on biodiversity, landscape amenities and cultural heritage values

Increased biomass harvesting for bioenergy : - effects on biodiversity, landscape amenities and cultural heritage values »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Håkan Berglund , Erik Framstad , Vegard Gundersen , Raimo Heikkilä , Noora Lankinen , Taru Peltola , Ole Risbøl , and Martin Weih

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289319621

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Bioenergy, Renewable Energy, Biodiversity, Production of Energy Crops, Harvesting of Biomass, Logging Residues

Bioenergy is one important form of renewable energy where Finland, Norway and Sweden have considerable potential. Greatly increased use of biomass for energy will, however, have considerable effects on environmenta...

Manure and energy crops for biogas production
			: Status and barriers

Manure and energy crops for biogas production : Status and barriers »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Irini Angelidaki , Henrik B. Møller , Kjell Christensson , Prasad L. Kaparaju , Anders M. Nielsen , Marika Murto , Teija Paavola , Jukka Rintala , Mari Seppälä , and Mattias Svensson

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316965

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Biogas Technology, Nine Model Energy Crops Effects, Biogas Plants, Global Warming, Energy Balance, Promising Crops

This study has evaluated the development of biogas technology in three Nordic countries and analysed the effects of using nine model energy crops in biogas plants. The study compares the global warming impacts and...

Efficient strategy to support renewable energy
			: Integration in overall climate and energy security policies

Efficient strategy to support renewable energy : Integration in overall climate and energy security policies »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Elin Bergman , Martin Bo Hansen , Helge Sigurd Næss-Schmidt , and Patrik Söderholm

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325691

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Energy Security, Low Carbon Technologies, Nordic Council, Copenhagen Economics

This report reviews how the Nordic countries can develop a strategy for renewable energy that delivers efficiently on the two underlying policy objectives of climate change and energy security challenges. The overa...

Energy Efficiency in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Energy Efficiency in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Marika Bröckl , Julia Illman , Laura Oja , and Iivo Vehviläinen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327176

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Energy Efficiency, Policy Instruments, EU's Directive, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), Energy Audits, Best Practices

Bröckl, Marika; Illman, Julia; Oja, Laura; Vehviläinen,...

Bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian Region
			: Status, barriers and future

Bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian Region : Status, barriers and future »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Antti Asikainen , Arunas Bruzgulis , Aija Budreiko , Claus Felby , Karin Hansen , Satu Helynen , Jakob Hirsmark , Morten Ingerslev , Lars-Erik Larsson , Kenk Nyström , Henn Pärn , and Johan Vinterbäck

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313636

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Bioenergy, Agricultural Crops, Sustainable Energy Supply, Biofuels, Economy and Environment, Bioenergy Chain

The status of use of bioenergy, the current barriers for increased use and the future use of bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian region is described in this report. In this region, forests are abundant and a...

The challenges of energy efficiency innovations in the Nordic building sector
			: Greener Markets and Cleaner Technologies (GMCT)

The challenges of energy efficiency innovations in the Nordic building sector : Greener Markets and Cleaner Technologies (GMCT) »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Tareq Emtairah , Morrigan Hayes , Vida Rozite , Åke Thidell , and Naoko Tojo

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289317238

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Environmental Technologies, Energy Efficiency, Green Market, Cleaner Technologies, Building Industry, Policy Interventions

The development and diffusion of environmental technologies, which is considered to be one way of achieving the dual goals of maintaining competitiveness in a dynamic and knowledge-based economy while integrating e...