Energy Data and Energy Balance

  • Subhes C. Bhattacharyya


This chapter introduces the industries of the energy sector and presents the basic concepts related to energy. It also introduces the energy accounting framework that provides a consistent basis for energy-related information for statistical analysis. The chapter discusses the data-related issues and indicates how the information presented in the energy balances can be used to understand the energy situation of a country/region. The chapter will enable the reader to understand alternative forms of energies, the energy accounting framework for economic and policy analyses, and various ratios that are used to describe the energy situation of a country/region.


Primary Energy International Energy Agency International Energy Agency Traditional Energy Gross Calorific Value 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and PolicyUniversity of DundeeDundeeUK

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