Publications


  • 23-July-2010

    English

    Energy Policies of IEA Countries: France 2009

    The International Energy Agency's periodic review of France's energy policies and programmes.  This 2009 edition finds that the energy policy of France seeks to achieve a balance between the environmentally responsible production and use of energy, the growth and competitiveness of the economy, and secure and competitively priced energy and infrastructure.

    To meet these objectives, the French government in 2007 launched an impressive environmental programme, Grenelle de l’Environnement, which sets ambitious targets, particularly in the buildings and transport sectors. The government has also made commendable efforts in enhancing gas supply security and forwarding initiatives to expand infrastructure and interconnections with neighbouring countries. These efforts should make regional electricity and gas markets more stable and secure. In the nuclear power sector, France has created an independent Nuclear Safety Authority and established a comprehensive framework for managing all kinds of radioactive waste and materials.

    Notwithstanding its policy successes, France faces a number of challenges. Its targets aimed at combating climate change are very ambitious. While greenhouse gas emissions in France are lower than the average among IEA countries due to the important role in electricity generation of nuclear power, emissions in the transport and buildings sectors increased from 1990 to 2008. Effective implementation of the announced policies and measures will be imperative for meeting France’s international and national commitments. In the electricity sector, the co-existence of regulated tariffs and market prices may impede mobilising the investment needed for maintenance and life extensions of nuclear power plants. The country also needs to boost the flexibility of electricity networks in order to achieve a structural balance between base load generation and increasing demand for peak-load.

    This review analyses the energy challenges facing France and provides sectoral critiques and recommendations for further policy improvements.

  • 23-July-2010

    English

    Poland: Key Issues and Policies

    The rapid growth of entrepreneurship and small firms has been one of the greatest successes in post-Communist transformation in Poland.  SMEs have greatly contributed to employment, investment and value added in the Polish economy.  However, key barriers to further growth remain in the business environment for SMEs and entrepreneurs.  This book sets out the current SME and entrepreneurship climate, reviews SME and entrepreneurship issues and policies at national and local levels, and provides observations and recommendations for improving and supporting entrepreneurship and SMEs in Poland.

  • 23-juillet-2010

    Français

    Essai n° 439 : Irritation cutanée in vitro - Essai sur épiderme humain reconstitué

    Cette Ligne directrice décrit une procédure in vitro qui peut être utilisée pour identifier les dangers présentés par les produits chimiques irritants (substances et mélanges) conformément à la Catégorie 2 du Système général harmonisé de classification et d’étiquetage (SGH) de l’ONU. Elle s’appuie sur un épiderme humain reconstitué, qui dans sa conception globale, reproduit les propriétés biochimiques et physiologiques de la partie supérieure de la peau humaine. La viabilité cellulaire est mesurée par la conversion enzymatique du colorant vital MTT en un sel de formazan bleu, qui est mesuré quantitativement après extraction des tissus. Les substances d’essai irritantes sont identifiées par leur capacité à réduire la viabilité cellulaire au dessous d’un seuil défini (inférieur ou égal à 50% pour la Catégorie 2 du SGH de l’ONU). Cette Ligne directrice comprend aussi des normes de performance pour l’évaluation de méthodes d’essai similaires ou modifiées sur épiderme humain reconstitué. Trois méthodes d’essai validées sont conformes à cette Ligne directrice. En fonction du cadre législatif et du système de classification utilisé, cette procédure peut être utilisée pour déterminer l’irritation cutanée de substances d’essai, en tant qu’essai de substitution d’essai d’irritation cutanée in vivo, ou en tant qu’essai de substitution partiel, dans le cadre d’une stratégie d’essai à plusieurs niveaux.

  • 23-July-2010

    English

    Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Turkey 2009

    The International Energy Agency's periodic review of Turkey's energy policies and programmes.  This 2009 edition finds that Turkey will likely see the fastest medium to long-term growth in energy demand among the IEA member countries. It has a young and urbanising population and energy use is still comparatively low. Therefore, ensuring sufficient energy supply to a growing economy remains the government’s main energy policy concern. Turkey has also progressed significantly in all other areas of energy policy over the past few years.

    Large investments in energy infrastructure, especially in electricity and natural gas, are needed to avoid bottlenecks in supply and to sustain rapid economic growth. To attract that investment, the country needs to continue reforming its energy market. Power sector reform is well under way, but in the natural gas sector reform has been slower and needs to be accelerated.

    Improving energy efficiency is essential for responding to Turkey’s energy policy challenges, and considerable potential remains in all sectors. In a country where private cars are rapidly becoming more common and where significant new construction is foreseen, transport and buildings merit particular long-term attention from the decision makers. Energy-related CO2 emissions have more than doubled since 1990 and are likely to continue to increase rapidly over the medium and long term, in parallel with energy demand. The IEA urges Turkey to intensify efforts to further develop its approach concerning its post-2012 regime to combat climate change, and to consider setting a quantitative overall target for limiting emissions. 

    This review analyses the broad range of energy challenges facing Turkey and provides critiques and recommendations for further policy improvements. 

     

  • 16-juillet-2010

    Français

    La mesure du capital - Manuel de l'OCDE 2009 - Deuxième édition

    Cette version révisée de La Mesure du Capital est le premier guide complet décrivant les différentes manières de mesurer les fonds propres. Il s'adresse aux statisticiens, chercheurs et analystes, donne des conseils pratiques tout en offrant des connaissances théoriques. Il propose aussi une vue d'ensemble de la documentation pertinente. Le manuel est composé de trois parties - une première partie avec une description non technique des principaux concepts et étapes de la mesure du capital; une deuxième partie visant leur  mise en œuvre et une troisième partie décrivant la théorie ainsi qu’une formulation mathématique plus complète des processus de mesure.

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  • 15-July-2010

    English

    United Kingdom: Policies for a Sustainable Recovery

    Drawing on the OECD’s expertise in comparing country experiences and identifying best practices, the Better Policies series tailors the OECD’s policy advice to the specific and timely priorities of member and partner countries, focusing on how governments can make reform happen.

  • 9-juillet-2010

    Français

    Coûts prévisionnels de production de l'électricité 2010

    Ce rapport conjoint de l’Agence internationale de l’énergie (AIE) et de l’Agence de l'OCDE pour l’énergie nucléaire (AEN) est la septième d’une série d’études consacrées aux coûts de production d’électricité. Elle présente les données les plus récentes disponibles sur un large éventail d'énergies et de technologies, notamment le charbon et le gaz (avec et sans capture du carbone), le nucléaire, l’hydro-électrique, l’éolien (à terre et en mer), la biomasse, le solaire, l’énergie des vagues et l’énergie marémotrice, ainsi que la production combinée de chaleur et d’électricité. Elle indique les coûts moyens actualisés de l’électricité (LCOE, levelised costs of electricity) par MWe pour près de 200 centrales, sur la base de données couvrant 21 pays (dont quatre pays importants non-membres de l’OCDE), ainsi que plusieurs sociétés industrielles et organisations. Pour la première fois, le rapport contient une analyse de sensibilité approfondie de l’impact sur le LCOE de la variation des principaux paramètres, tels les taux d’actualisation, les prix des énergies et les coûts du carbone. D’autres impacts sur les choix en matière de production d’électricité sont également étudiés.

    L’étude montre que la compétitivité des différentes technologies de production d’électricité dépend d’un certain nombre de facteurs qui peuvent varier d’un pays, voire d'une zone géographique à l’autre. Les lecteurs trouveront tous les détails et des analyses complètes, étayées par plus de 130 illustrations et tableaux, dans ce rapport qui devrait constituer un outil précieux pour les décideurs et les chercheurs intéressés par les politiques énergétiques et le changement climatique.

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  • 7-July-2010

    English

    Peaches and Nectarines

    This book provides a series of standards regarding the quality, sizing, presentation, and marking of peaches and nectarines in international trade.   It comprises explanatory notes and illustrations to facilitate the common interpretation of the standard in force and is is published within the framework of the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables established by OECD in 1962. This edition illustrates the revised standard text and new trends in international trade; updates the quality requirements for peaches and defines the quality parameters for nectarines. It  therefore is a valuable tool for the inspection authorities, professional bodies and traders interested in the international trade in peaches and nectarines.

     

  • 29-June-2010

    English

    OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Israel 2010

    Israel’s agriculture is unique amongst developed countries in that land and water resources are nearly all state-owned and that agricultural production is dominated by co-operative communities. Israel is a world leader in agricultural technology, particularly in farming in arid conditions. This Review measures support provided to Israeli agriculture and evaluates the effectiveness of current agricultural policy measures. Israel has made progress in removing policies that distort trade, and resource allocation and support to agriculture is lower than the OECD average. However, the government still plays an important role. The report suggests further agricultural policy reforms to reduce costs for consumers and taxpayers and to improve the efficiency of current policy measures.

    A special focus of the report is the environmental performance of Israeli agriculture. This is already an issue with scarce land and water resources, accentuated by the overarching issue of climate change. The Review examines agriculture’s performance with respect to water resources and pollution, soils, biodiversity, air emissions and climate change. It concludes that strengthening policy coherence, especially in improving the management of water resources in agriculture, is important.

  • 23-June-2010

    English

    Nuclear Production of Hydrogen - Fourth Information Exchange Meeting, Oakbrook, Illinois, USA , 14-16 April 2009

    Hydrogen has the potential to play an important role as a sustainable and environmentally acceptable energy carrier in the 21st century. This report describes the scientific and technical challenges associated with the production of hydrogen using heat and/or electricity from nuclear power plants, with special emphasis on recent developments in high-temperature electrolysis and the use of different chemical thermodynamic processes. Economics and market analysis as well as safety aspects of the nuclear production of hydrogen are also discussed.
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