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Renewable energy

Outcome paper:English
Cover note:English    Español
Comment template:English    Español
Global consultation status:Open
Deadline for comments:28/10/2010
Number of comments:23
Comments from the global consultation
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23/12/2010Central Bureau of Statistics Israel1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Yes
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Agree that values should not be separated due to difficulties of measurement. If there are special cases, where it is possible, then they should be evaluated separately.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Yes, due to difficulties. If there are special cases, where it is possible (as pointed out for some water resources) then they should be separated.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Yes
29/11/2010India/ ICRIER1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Yes.
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
No. The value of all renewable energy resources may not be captured in the underlying assets and hence there is need to account for such uses despite the measurement difficulties.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Cannot comment unless the SEEA classification is known.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Yes.
  5. Any other comments?
There are other renewable resources apart from the ones listed though less significant. How will such resources be accounted and valued?
12/11/2010Pakistan/ Federal Bureau of Statistics1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Federal bureau of statistics (FBS), National Accounts Directorate is responsible for evaluation of economic activities of Pakistan in a complete and consistent conceptual framework in line with the 1993 UN system of National accounts. National Accounts of Pakistan broadly present the production, income and expenditure activities of the economic sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, energy, finance, public administration etc. Pakistan is very much interested in the efforts to monitor environmental impacts caused by economic activities. However, for doing this in a comprehensive accounting frame work such as SEEA, Pakistan firstly has to develop a proper system of statistics on utilization of natural resources e.g. depletion of natural resources by production statistics and relevant environmental impacts of economic activities. Presently, FBS is not experienced enough in SEEA to contribute useful commands for its revision. Entering into activities of SEEA will hopefully be an option for FBS then the revision of SEEA will be the guidelines for FBS. Therefore, I would like to be kept in the loop about further development in this regard.
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Same “Reply” as given in Q.1.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Same “Reply” as given in Q.1.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Same “Reply” as given in Q.1.
08/11/2010France/ MEEDDM/CGDD/SOeS1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Agree
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Agree
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Agree because of the measurement difficulties.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Agree but measuring the reservoirs value seems very difficult. (the presence of a dam does not involve a decrease of the downstream water flow but simply a change in it).
  5. Any other comments?
Related to §18 However it would be interesting to isolate the extra-cost of renewable energy. This would be feasible and relevant.
04/11/2010Switzerland/Federal Statistical Office1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Yes. It would, however, be nice to make clear why the measurement of potential renewable energy, even if desirable, is out of the scope of the SEEA, due to measurement difficulties. Indeed, this issue is very important and becomes more end more relevant for policy making.
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Yes, renewable energy sources are a part of the underlying environmental assets. Further, the different components of environmental assets (land and water) are difficult to determine and it may not make any sense to differentiate between them.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Yes, due to measurement difficulties and in order to avoid double counting.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Yes. The water in reservoirs is a rival good (affecting negatively downstream hydro production), it can only be used by the owner of the reservoir who collects the economic revenues. Therefore, water reservoirs should be classified as (separate) renewable energy assets.
  5. Any other comments?
The issue of potential renewable energy available for future capture should be developed outside SEEA.
02/11/2010New Zealand/Statistics New Zealand1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Statistics New Zealand agrees that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources. Being pragmatic, estimating the total potential of renewable resources for a country, although desirable, would appear to be highly complex and difficult to gain consensus on methodology.
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Statistics New Zealand agrees that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) but that measurement difficulties exist. The issue paper states that “the land in a particularly windy area would be priced more highly than similar land in a non-windy area if investment is made to construct windmills to capture the energy from the wind source.” The key words here are “if investment is made”. In New Zealand many areas have the potential for hydro-electricity or wind power, but the resource consent process is fairly tough so the land’s potential value will only be realised once resource consent is provided, thereby allowing investment in power generation infrastructure to proceed. Resource consent can be refused on environmental grounds so land values are unlikely to increase significantly before planning permission is granted.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Statistics New Zealand does not agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets. Renewable energy, particularly hydro-electricity, makes a significant contribution to the nation’s total energy supply (73% of electricity generation in 2009). Therefore, we feel a separate classification would be appropriate.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Statistics New Zealand agrees that water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets.
29/10/2010Malaysia/Department of Statistics3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Should not be separated from the SEEA classification of assets.
  5. Any other comments?
1. The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) has no experience in developing any environmental account using the SEEA framework. However, DOSM is currently trying to develop one of the SEEA account (eg Water account) with the experience and knowledge gain while visiting Australia Bureau Statistics (ABS), and also with the guide of the SEEA 2003. However DOSM, experience constrains in developing this account with lack of expertise in this field, human resources and budget. 2. DOSM also wants to learn in detail how to develop the SEEA account. Please inform and include us if there is any training/workshop to be conducted in future. 3. Therefore DOSM is unable to contribute fruitful comments for the revision of the SEEA. However, DOSM would like to be involved in further development of this matter.
28/10/2010United Nations Statistics Division1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Yes
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Yes
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Yes
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
No, The value of the water reservoir is already embodied in the value of the underlying land and it would be very difficult to decompose the value of land into the value for the renewable energy resources and the value of the physical land. No purpose can be served by treating water reservoirs used for hydropower generation as a separate renewable energy asset as no meaningful estimate of resource rent for the services provided by such an asset can be made.
  5. Any other comments?
No
28/10/2010United Kingdom/Office for National Statistics1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Yes. Only when resources are realised should they be included.
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Conceptually, the framework should be set up to account for the values of the different resources i.e. the value of the renewable energy resource and the value of the land itself. The land may have been acquired years in advance of building a renewable energy resource and so a base purchase price could be obtained. Also for bio-fuels, especially firewood, the energy resource asset can be measured and valued. However, recognising the measurement difficulties, it is proposed that such decomposition of values is optional where achievable.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Linked to point 2, conceptually the point should be made that this information should be separately identified if available whilst allowing for the fact that this will not always be possible.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Yes
  5. Any other comments?
No
28/10/2010Canada/Statistics Canada1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Agree. We are in agreement that it is beyond the scope of the SEEA revision to address measuring the total potential of renewable energy sources.
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
The primary notion one must accept is that “the value of renewable energy sources is incorporated into the price of the land on which mechanisms to capture the energy are based.” This is perhaps the most pragmatic treatment, especially given that renewable energy valuation techniques are in the early stages of development (paras 6 & 7). On the side of the devil''s advocate, it is difficult to ignore that certain types of renewable energy - namely wind power - create externalities that, in the view of some, can put downward pressure on prices for surrounding lands. This may complicate the task of disentangling the value of the energy resource from the value of the underlying land even further.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
We have yet to fully contemplate this.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Agree. This treatment is consistent both with the SNA and SEEA asset boundaries (para 13).
  5. Any other comments?
As noted in the outcome paper it would be “helpful to decompose the value of the land into a value for the renewable energy source and the value of the physical land itself ”, notwithstanding the technical difficulties outlined. In this vein, we would suggest that, as for renewable biological resources such as timber, the NPV of the expected future stream of rent could be used as a proxy for the value of the renewable energy source. It may be illuminating to compare values estimated this way with actual land values in areas where wind capture mechanisms are in place, for example.
28/10/2010USA/Bureau of Economic Analysis1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Yes
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Yes
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Yes
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Yes
  5. Any other comments?
There is no recommendation in the outcome paper with regards to D (Subsidies for renewable energy.) Please clarify. Presumably the outcome is that subsidies will not be used for valuation in volume I, and we would support such a recommendation, given the lack of discussion and research on the topic by the London Group. The outcome paper also misuses the term externality. For example, the outcome paper states “Taking into account renewable energy subsidies in determining the resource rent will start to take into account relevant externalities in relation to the production of energy from renewable energy resources.” An externality of production arises when the private costs of production are not equal to the social costs of production, where social costs include any costs or benefits resultant from production that are born by a 3rd party. To which externalities of production is the outcome paper referring to? There are no textbook positive externalities of energy production from renewable resources, and there are often negative externalities. (For example, wind farms are considered ugly and noisy, creating costs for the neighbours of the wind farm.) Energy production from a wind turbine does not in itself reduce total pollution, and hence there is no positive externality from the production of energy from wind turbines. Now on the other hand, energy production from a coal fired power plant will increase total pollution, and hence there will be a negative externality associated with this kind of energy production. But it is important not to conflate the negative externality from the coal plant as being a positive externality for the wind turbine.
28/10/2010Botswana/Central Statistics Office1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Yes. Since renewable energy (Solar) can only be used after it has been tapped and being used to produce energy, otherwise air and solar do not lead to ownership.
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Yes. Underlying environmental assets will include value for wind and solar due to difficulties in measurement of renewable energy
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Yes. This is because of the difficulty inherent in separating the value of the renewable energy from the value of the underlying resource
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Yes, This is because reservoirs are the source of hydro energy
  5. Any other comments?
Even though wind and solar power use do not lead to ownership of these resources it is important that countries recognise them as assets even before they are tapped. Exploitation of these resources for energy can enhance economic growth and communities’ standards of living as opposed to use of non renewable energy, ignoring these assets can be detrimental to economic growth and aggravate poverty especially in developing countries. There should be a set limit in terms of size (capacity or investment cost) for renewable infrastructure to qualify for consideration in the SEEA.
28/10/2010Mexico/INEGI1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Due to of the limitations of an accounting for all renewable energy is viable for now to include only energy captured by natural resources, however it is recommended that the revision of SEEA includes the benefits inherent in the use of such energies.
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Valuation of renewable energy resources should consider, as part of its intrinsic value, benefits of holding these assets. It is an approach to the hedonic valuation.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
At the moment yes, but we have to work in a special treatment, because of renewable energy resources has not the same characteristics of an asset, e.g. don’t have a definitive lifetime. In addition we have to consider that atmosphere was not considered as an asset by SCN 2008 for similar problems of measurement.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
The water has a dual property, on the one hand can be considered it as part of intermediate consumption by transferring some of its value to another product (consumptive use), and on the other side as part of Gross Capital Formation (considering the builded constructions made only just for use it as power generation, e. g. dams). Therefore, for its register, it must be done before the separation of resource into consumptive and non consumptive uses.
  5. Any other comments?
Not at the moment
28/10/2010Denmark/Statistics Denmark1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Yes
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
if property rights are well-defined and the market is well-functioning the value of renewable energy resources may be included in the value of the underlying asset. However, this may not always be the case, and may differ from one country to another. Anyway, whether this is the case or not, it does not change the conclusion that because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of the renewable resources should be made in SEEA.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Yes
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
No, it seems inconsistent to include water resources as a renewable energy asset, and not other types of renewable energy assets. Including water as a renewable energy resource would require that the potential energy production is estimated and included in the accounts. It will make comparisons of energy resources across countries impossible. However, in the water asset accounts it make sense to include as a separate water asset category the water (measured in cubic metres), which potentially can be used for energy production.
28/10/2010Latvia/Central Statistical Bureau1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Yes, we agree with proposal to capture only existing renewable resources, as potential future resources doesn’t have current market value.
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Yes, we agree that value of renewable energy resources is embodied in underlying assets and its difficult to separate values at moment. Same time methodology for decomposing those values should be future task.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Yes, we agree.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Yes, we agree. Water reservoirs for hydropower are within SEEA assets classification, and as resource for renewable energy should be classified as renewable energy asset.
28/10/2010Lithuania/Statistics Lithuania1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Yes, we agree. The measurement of potential of renewable energy relates to difficulties in defining the scope of potential renewable energy resources (and possible incomparability among the countries).
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Yes, we agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water). This is a specific characteristic of the renewable energy resource. It emerges when benefits are present and it disappears when benefits vanish. It is very difficult to produce separate estimates of the value of these resources.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Statistics Lithuania supports the opinion that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets (because of measurement difficulties).
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
We would like to express our reservation about classifying water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation as renewable energy assets.
28/10/2010Australia/Bureau of Statistics1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Agree
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Agree
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Agree
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Unsure why this should be justified for water and not other renewable energy sources, especially when water has multiple purposes beyond energy generation.
  5. Any other comments?
We endorse the pragmatic approach to the issue of recognising that the value of renewable energy is incorporated into the value of other assets already valued (in this case the land).
28/10/2010China1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Yes
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Yes
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
I don’t think so. The classification of renewable energy resources is useful.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
It’s better to make a clear classification of all assets in SEEA, then we can discuss whether water reservoirs is a renewable energy assets or not.
27/10/2010Pakistan/Federal Bureau of Statistics5. Any other comments?
Federal bureau of statistics (FBS), National Accounts Directorate is responsible for evaluation of economic activities of Pakistan in a complete and consistent conceptual framework in line with the 1993 UN system of National accounts. National Accounts of Pakistan broadly present the production, income and expenditure activities of the economic sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, energy, finance, public administration etc. Pakistan is very much interested in the efforts to monitor environmental impacts caused by economic activities. However, for doing this in a comprehensive accounting frame work such as SEEA, Pakistan firstly has to develop a proper system of statistics on utilization of natural resources e.g. depletion of natural resources by production statistics and relevant environmental impacts of economic activities. Presently, FBS is not experienced enough in SEEA to contribute useful commands for its revision. Entering into activities of SEEA will hopefully be an option for FBS then the revision of SEEA will be the guidelines for FBS. Therefore, I would like to be kept in the loop about further development in this regard.
25/10/2010Czech Republic/CZSO1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
CZSO agrees to include only captured existing renewable sources. This approach may be justified using the conceptual parallel with the non-renewable sources, where one can distinguish economic and potentially economic resources and reserves. Given the current level of technology and market relations economically non-utilized resources do not have current value. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they do not have future value.
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
CZSO agrees that the value of renewable energy source is embodied in value of environmental asset. Methodology for decomposing this value could be a prospective subject of future research in the area.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
SEEA asset concept is based on the fact, that environmental assets generate multiple services. In this respect it is not necessary to separately identify renewable energy resources.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
CZSO agrees to distinct water reservoirs specifically used for hydropower generation
20/10/2010Jordan/Department of Statistics1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
We disagree, the measurements of renewable energy should include not only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources, because we live in dynamic world with continuous renewable energy resources which must be identified in the future.
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
We disagree with embodied value of renewable energy with land and water assets even if there are difficulties of estimations. It could be estimated from difference between land''s value with renewable energy resources with similar land without renewable resources.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
We disagree; the separate valuation of renewable resource needs a separate classification of the assets.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
No We disagree for reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets in SEEA classification, that for avoiding double counting of the assets. To solve this problem and to attribute each asset with its final consumption we suggest a new classification depending on final consumption of assets.
  5. Any other comments?
In Jordan case we must valuate the renewable resources even if we didn’t benefit from them yet, to meet the definition of environmental account and to avoid under estimation of our resources (In the balance sheets) "when SNA in Jordan integrates environment accounts in national accounts".
30/09/2010Lebanon/Central Administration of Statistics1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
Yes, I agree as it is very difficult to include all available existing renewable resources.
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
Yes, I agree.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
Yes, I agree.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Yes, I agree.
  5. Any other comments?
Negative externalities, even if it is extremely difficult to value them, should be included even partially in SA and in SEEA. A first step consists of listing these negative externalities by type of renewable energy resource. A second step consists of establishing techniques to measure physically these negative externalities by type of renewable energy resource. A third step consists of establishing techniques to valuate these negative externalities by type of renewable energy resource.
20/09/2010Ecuador/INEC1. Do you agree that the scope of measurement of renewable energy in the SEEA should include only energy that has been captured from existing renewable resources?
With regard to this observation the INEC, thinks there are many ways to account for the energy but should take into account only the capture of renewable resources, because of the complexity of the issue / indicator. We also believe that the data captured from renewable energy is more or representative data.
  2. Do you agree that the value of all renewable energy resources is embodied in changing values for any underlying environmental assets (primarily land and water) that are used in the capture of the energy resource and because of measurement difficulties no separate estimate of the value of these resources should be made?
The INEC has agreed to not perform measurements on the catching extra energy would be more representative because the renewable energy. As INEC propose that an analysis of non-renewable energy because it is an interesting fact.
  3. Do you agree that renewable energy resources should not be separately identified in the SEEA classification of assets?
We believe that energy should not be separated from the classification of assets, because it is an asset have certain characteristics such as for example is an intangible asset, has algae can generate an economic benefit to future and present, can be enjoy the economic benefits that it grants.
  4. Do you agree that, notwithstanding the general recommendation regarding the recognition of renewable energy resources in the SEEA classification of assets, water reservoirs which are specifically used for hydropower generation should be classified as renewable energy assets?
Exactly, hydropower is an asset and has the same characteristics apart from that in several countries the highest percentage belongs to the hydroelectric power
  5. Any other comments?
We believe that there should be appropriate to include non-renewable energy, making a separate analysis of renewable energy
 

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