Energy: Regulatory Agencies

Albania: Ministry of Energy and Industry

The Ministry of Energy and Industry for the Republic of Albania is tasked with developing and implementing policies aimed at ensuring the country's energy supply through the utilization of energy and mineral resources with a focus on maintaining sustainable economic development and public usefulness. The ministry also promotes industrial development standards that are more environmentally friendly. The site provides legal documents for six industries, government program introductions, and publications. Only available in Albanian.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 14, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Albania

Austria: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

The Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy develops the policies and regulations overseeing the business services and energy industries. This site provides information such as statistics and data on the Austrian economy, as well as numerous discussions of topics related to science, research, and economics.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 10, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Business Services , Austria , Commerce Ministry

Bulgaria: Ministry of Economy

The Republic of Bulgaria Ministry of Economy is responsible for the implementation and regulation of government policies as it impacts the business services industries. Specifically, this site contains updates on current news, lists of policies, and relevant statistics.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 13, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Business Services , Hospitality and Travel , Bulgaria

Cape Verde: Ministry of Tourism, Industry, and Energy

The Ministry of Tourism, Industry, and Energy is responsible for the development and regulation of those industries within Cape Verde. This site contains links to applicable documents and current news. Available in Portuguese only.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Business Services , Hospitality and Travel , Cape Verde

Denmark: Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate

The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate aims to prevent climate change and addresses energy issues, meteorology, and buildings. It also conducts national geological surveys in Denmark and Greenland. The site contains information on the ministry's policies, legislation, an overview of the issues it is tasked to cover, and its EU and international policies. In addition, the site provides facts about energy supply, savings, and security, as well as recent news and press releases.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 28, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Construction , Denmark

Equatorial Guinea: Ministry of Mines, Industry, and Energy

The Ministry of Mines, Industry, and Energy is the official national regulatory agency for the minerals and energy industries in Equatorial Guinea. The site contains general information on the ministry and the industries involved.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 25, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Mining, Minerals, Metals , Equatorial Guinea

Germany: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy

The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy is responsible for policy and regulatory development that impacts the business services, energy, technology, and hospitality and travel industries. This site contains information on the various trade agencies Germany is involved with, as well as statistical data and policies.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 17, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Business Services , Hospitality and Travel , Technology , Germany , Commerce Ministry

International Energy Agency (IEA)

The International Energy Agency (IEA) focuses on assuring reliable, affordable, and clean energy around the world through proper policy development and regulation. This site features energy statistics worldwide through publications and papers, newsletters, events, and workshops. IEA also publishes the World Energy Outlook, an annual flagship publication that is available in a variety of languages. Most publications and papers require paid subscriptions or pay-per-article; however, universities and developing country clients receive a discount.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 15, 2015

Tags: Global , Organizations

Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) is responsible for the regulation and oversight of the atomic energy industry in Japan. This site contains a list of news, information, publications, and JAEA research.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Japan

Netherlands: Ministry of Economic Affairs

The Ministry of Economic Affairs is in charge of policy development to create a sustainable, competitive business environment in the Netherlands. Specific focus is placed on agriculture and energy, as well on a balance between ecology and economy. This site contains relevant information for the agriculture, biotechnology, and energy industries.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Agriculture , Netherlands

Norway: Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is responsible for policy development and regulation as it applies to the Norwegian energy industry. This site contains contact information, rules and laws, press releases, and reports.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 7, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Norway

Pakistan: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA)

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is the agency in charge of regulating Pakistan's electric power sector. The site contains agency information, legislative and licensing documents, tariffs, consumer affairs, information on standards and privatization, publications, and recent industry news.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: November 8, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Pakistan

Sweden: Ministry of the Environment and Energy

The Ministry of the Environment and Energy in Sweden is responsible for promoting sustainable development in the country by implementing environmental legislation and policies. The ministry's website contains an overview of the areas of responsibility of the ministry itself, as well as news articles about recent events and various environmental publications which can be downloaded for free in PDF. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 13, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Sweden

Turkey: Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK)

The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of atomic energy use within Turkey. This site contains a listing of all international agreements Turkey is involved with as well as resources and publications produced by the TAEK.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: December 1, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Turkey

United States: Department of Energy

The United States Department of Energy regulates and oversees the energy industry to ensure that both energy and environmental needs are met. The site contains sections about public services provided by the department, science and innovation, and saving energy. On the homepage, users can find a blog and library of news which both provide recent information on advances in energy and the environment.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 15, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , United States

Zambia: Ministry of Energy and Water Development

The Ministry of Energy and Water Development is the main agency in Zambia that is in charge of regulating the energy and water industries. The site includes information on the departments, as well as general news and resources.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: December 1, 2016

Tags: Country Specific , Zambia

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