This chapter focuses on government sourcing and provision of energy and related activity or indicator data, analysis and projections. It outlines the institutional capacities and governance arrangements that are required for information collection, sharing, analysis and dissemination.
Timely, comprehensive, independent and high-quality sets of publicly available energy information are vital for informing businesses and consumers about their energy and greenhouse gas mitigation options, including how to manage their energy use, improve productivity and reduce energy costs, as well as for supporting energy research and innovation and accelerating technological innovation.
Sound information is also critical to support the ongoing work of government. In particular, this information is used to assess the effectiveness of current government interventions, including assessing compliance with program or regulatory requirements, and to inform the development of new policies and programs or regulatory frameworks. Robust and comprehensive energy information is also needed to meet our international energy and emissions reporting obligations.