Measuring and assessing how much has been done by member countries over the years
to follow their underlying principles is not an easy task. Each country is unique
in terms of economy, geography, climate, energy resources, etc. Taking into account
some of these specificities, the IEA Scoreboard2009 compares what has been achieved
by member countries in diversifying their energy mix, in promoting non-fossil fuels
and energy efficiency, in encouraging research and development, and, more generally,
in creating a policy framework consistent with their shared policy goals.
Since the IEA Scoreboard2009 is published in conjunction with the 35th anniversary
of the IEA, 35 themes, ranging from diversification to prices, show how IEA countries
have performed in their efforts to attain energy security, environmental protection
and economic growth. This book, which combines statistical rigour with easy access
and readability, is an ideal resource for anyone who would like to have a quick overview
of energy development in IEA member countries over the last 35 years. The publication
also includes selected energy-related statistics for over 140 countries, economies
and regions in the world.