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2019 UNFC Public Comments on Solar Energy Specifications

Draft Specifications for the application of UNFC to Solar Energy


The Solar Energy Sub-group of the Expert Group on Resource Management (EGRM) is pleased to present for public comment the draft document “Specifications for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) to Solar Energy”. The purpose of the document is to enable application of UNFC incorporating Specifications (as set out in ECE Energy Series No. 42) to solar energy. Growing awareness and interest in renewable energy resources, including solar energy, has highlighted a need to standardize how renewable energy potential is classified and reported. Reporting of solar energy in a consistent and comparable manner to other forms of energy will aid with the policy formulation, national and corporate resources management and provide a comparable basis for financing energy projects. 
Cover Letter from the Director, UNECE Sustainable Energy Division, Chair EGRM Solar Energy Sub-group and and Chair of the EGRM Renewable Energy Working Group
Draft “Specifications for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) to Solar Energy” 
DATES: The public comment period opened on 1 July 2019 and will close cob 30 August 2019 (Closed).

COMMENTS RECEIVED:  All comments received are available here.
HOW TO SUBMIT COMMENTS: Comments may be submitted by e-mail:
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Please include “Solar Energy Specifications”  in the subject line.
Comment letters are accepted as attachments in MS Word and PDF format. 
Important: All comments will be made available to the public – anonymous submissions are not accepted. Comments sent via e-mail will be posted on the UNECE website. All comments received will be posted without change; personal identifying information will not be edited from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly.