Data Collection Methodologies — Industry

  • Richard Bending
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 9)


Serious compilation of energy use data in the UK started (with some exceptions such as the iron and steel sector, where earlier data are available) after the Second World War. A review of the main sources illustrates the compromise necessary between the scope of the data and the degree of detail provided.


Aviation Turbine Fuel Fuel Price Steel Sector Energy Digest Data Collection Strategy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Bending
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  1. 1.Energy Research Group Cavendish LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeUK

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