- ISSN :
- 2079-2581 (en ligne)
- DOI :
The International Energy Agency (IEA) advises its 28 member countries on sound energy policy, which seeks to balance energy security, economic growth and environmental concerns. The IEA Energy Papers offer in-depth investigation of energy topics, and explore emerging issues and challenges in the energy sector. These papers will be of much interest to energy experts, policy makers, industry and the general public.
Emerging Economies, Developing Countries and the Private-Public Sector Interface
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- David Elzinga1, Lew Fulton1, Steve Heinen1, Oscar Wasilik1
- Author Affiliations
- 1: International Energy Agency, France
- 01 sep 2011
- Bibliographic information
- DOI :
Increased focus has been placed on the issues of energy access and energy poverty over the last number of years, most notably indicated by the United Nations (UN) declaring 2012 as the "International Year of Sustainable Energy for All". Although attention in these topics has increased, incorrect assumptions and misunderstandings still arise in both the literature and dialogues. Access to energy does not only include electricity, does not only include cook stoves, but must include access to all types of energy that form the overall energy system. This paper chooses to examine this energy system using a typology that breaks it into 3 primary energy subsystems: heat energy, electricity and transportation. Describing the global energy system using these three subsystems provides a way to articulate the differences and similarities for each system’s required investments needs by the private and public sectors.