Wood Energy working documents

FAO's Wood Energy Programme has spare copies of the following working documents. Kindly contact Mr Miguel Trossero at the address given on the first page, or send an e-mail to Forest-Energy-Forum@fao.org, should you wish to receive complimentary copies.


The role of wood energy in Europe and OECD



The role of wood energy in Africa


Le rôle de l'énergie ligneuse en Afrique



Institutional and legal aspects regulating wood energy activities in European countries


The role of wood energy in the Near East



Proceedings of the FAO/UNEP Regional Workshop on Wood Energy Information in Africa


Informations sur l'énergie ligneuse en Afrique


UWET Unified Wood Energy Terminology

UWET Terminologie harmonisée en matière d'énergie ligneuse

UWET Terminología unificada sobre dendroenergía

All of these working papers (as well as many others on wood energy) are available from the Forest Energy Forum home page (www.fao.org/forestry/fop/fopw/energy/cont-e.stm).

Biomass fuel from woody crops for electric power generation

By Robert D. Perlack et al. 1995. ORNL-6871. Biofuels Feedstock Development Program, Energy Division (http://bioenergy.ornl.gov/reports/fuelwood/toc.html).

EECA National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy

New Zealand's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority has produced the EECA National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy in conjunction with the Ministry for the Environment. Its purpose is to "promote energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy within the context of a sustainable energy future".

For further details, please contact:

E-mail: Strategy@eeca.govt.nz;


Energy efficiency and new renewable energy yield results

The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) has released its first report on Norway's transition to more environmentally friendly and efficient energy production.

For more information, please contact:
NVE, PO Box 5091, Majorstua, N-0301 Oslo,


Generating opportunities: case studies on energy and women

UNDP. April 2001.

This book of case studies was prepared as part of a UNDP project, "Energy and Women: generating opportunities for development", which was initiated in February 1999 with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the UNDP Sustainable Energy Global Programme. The publication looks at critical policy and programme design options to improve women's access to modern energy services based on the lessons learned in the eight case studies presented.

For more information, please contact:

Susan McDade,
Energy and Atmosphere Programme,
Bureau for Development Policy,
UNDP, 304 E 45th St., 9th Floor,
New York, NY 10017,
Fax: +1 212 9065148;
e-mail: susan.mcdade@undp.org;


Living in one world

This World Energy Council report focuses on sustainability from an energy perspective. Its aim is to clarify the linkages between human activity and the environment in which we live and in so doing to lay out the background to the challenge of sustainable development.

For more information, please contact:
Emily Melton,
WEC, 5th Floor, Regency House,
1-4 Warwick Street,
London W1B 5LT,
E-mail: melton@worldenergy.org;


Sugar-cane resources for sustainable development: a case study in Luena, Zambia

By Deborah W. Cornland, Francis X. Johnson, Francis Yamba, E.N. Chidumayo, Maria M. Morales, Oscar Kalumiana and S.B. Mtonga-Chidumayo. ISBN: 91 88714713.

This study assesses the role of sugar cane as a renewable resource to support sustainable development in the Luena region of northern Zambia. In addition to sugar, the production of ethanol from sugar cane and the options for bagasse cogeneration were explored through detailed analysis of a range of production scenarios and technical configurations. The market analysis addresses product strategies for sugar, ethanol and surplus electricity, as well as flexible combinations of all three products.

The report can be ordered from:
Stockholm Environment Institute,
Box 2142, SE-103 14
Fax: +46 8 7230348;
e-mail: postmaster@sei.se;