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International Energy Agency Renewables Information, 1990-2015

Title details

SN: 5188
Title: International Energy Agency Renewables Information, 1990-2015
Alternative title: IEA Renewables Information
Persistent identifier: 10.5257/iea/ri/2013
Depositor: International Energy Agency
Principal investigator(s): International Energy Agency

Subject Categories

Energy and fuel - Environment, conservation and land use


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) datasets published by the Energy Statistics Division (ESD) contain annual and quarterly time series data from 1960 onwards on energy production, trade, stocks, transformation, consumption, prices and taxes as well as on greenhouse gas emissions for over the 30 OECD Member countries and over 100 non-OECD countries world-wide.

In OECD Member countries the data are collected by official bodies (most often the national statistics office in each country) from firms, government agencies and industry organisations and are then reported to the IEA using questionnaires to ensure international comparability. In non-OECD countries the data are collected directly from government and industry contacts and from national publications.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) Renewables Information database contains complete time series of renewables and wastes statistics corresponding to the data shown in Part II of the annual IEA publication Renewables Information. A table from Part I of the publication showing selected renewables indicators for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and non-OECD countries is also included. Data are based on submissions from national administrations to the Secretariat. The database contains time series of annual renewables and wastes data for OECD countries from 1990 onwards. This database is updated by the IEA in August each year.

These data were first provided by the UK Data Service in June 2005 and are updated annually. The UK Data Service web site includes further information on its IEA Renewables Information holdings, including a dataset user guide and details of latest database updates.

Citation: The bibliographic citation for the database is: International Energy Agency ({YYYY}): Renewables Information ({Ed. YYYY}). UK Data Service. DOI: {edition specific doi - e.g.}.

Alternative DOIs: 10.1787/renewab-data-en (to access via OECD.Stat subscription).
Main Topics:
Topics covered include:
  • renewable energy

  • solar, wind, industrial waste, biomass, geothermal, hydropower and ocean resources, and biofuels and hydrogen power

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: The IEA Renewables Information database runs from 1990 onwards and is updated annually.
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
Kind of data: Numeric data
Aggregate (macro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National
Data are included for 30 OECD member countries:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic of, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.
The non-OECD countries for which the IEA holds data include:
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, People's Republic of China, Colombia, Congo Republic of, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen Republic of, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: See the dataset user guide for information on sampling methodology.
Method of data collection: See the dataset user guide for further information on methodology.
Weighting: No weighting used

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 28 June 2005
Latest edition: 06 July 2017 (13th Edition)
Copyright: Copyright International Energy Agency
Access conditions: Registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. Additional special conditions of use also apply. See terms and conditions for further information.

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