International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES)
The International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES) provide data compilers with a complete set of recommendations covering all aspects of the statistical production process framework, thus covering a range of topics from basic concepts, definitions and classifications to data sources, data compilation strategies, energy balances, energy accounts, data quality and statistical dissemination. IRES is the result of the continuing need for developing energy statistics as part of official statistics and for revising the existing recommendations for energy statistics.
The United Nations Statistical Commission, at its forty-second session held in New York, 22 to 25 February 2011, adopted the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES).
Other methodological publications on energy statistics
National and international statistical offices, as well as other relevant agencies, had previously been using the following report and other publications for basic concepts and methods relevant for energy statistics:
- Concepts and Methods in Energy Statistics, with Special Reference to Energy Accounts and Balances - A Technical Report, United Nations (1982). Studies in Methods - Series F No. 29. Sales no: E.82.XVII.13
- Energy Statistics: Definitions, Units of Measure and Conversion Factors, United Nations (1987). Studies in Methods - Series F No. 44. Sales no. E.86.XVII.21
The compilation of energy statistics and various specific data needs were guided by a 1991 publication and a 2004 publication: