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Effective energy data management for low-carbon growth planning: An analytical framework for assessment

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Author(s): Bo Liu, Meredydd Evans, Sha Yu, Volha Roshchanka, Srihari Dukkipati, Ashok Sreenivas Publication Date: August, 2017

Readily available and reliable energy data is fundamental to effective analysis and policymaking for the energy sector. Energy statistics of high quality, systematically compiled and effectively disseminated, not only support governments to ensure national security and evaluate energy policies, but they also guide investment decisions in both the private and public sectors.

In this study, energy data management in four countries – Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States – are examined from both organizational and operational perspectives. With insights from these best practices, we present a framework for the evaluation of national energy data management systems. It can be used by national statistics compilers to assess their chosen model and to identify areas for improvement. We then use India as a test case for this framework to assess how India may adapt and evolve its energy data management systems.

This study was published in the August 2017 issue of the journal 'Energy Policy' (link to the paper). The manuscript submitted to 'Energy Policy' is attached below.

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