Survey of Energy Resources 2007
This, the 21st edition of the World Energy Council's Survey of Energy Resources (SER), is the latest in a long series of reviews of the status of the world’s major energy resources. It covers not only the fossil fuels but also the major types of traditional and novel sources of energy. The Survey is a flagship publication of the World Energy Council (WEC), prepared triennially and timed for release at each World Energy Congress. It is a unique document in that no entity other than the WEC compiles such wideranging information on a regular and consistent basis. This highly-regarded publication is an essential tool for governments, NGOs, industry, academia and investors.
The WEC is grateful to all those Member Committees, institutions and specialists who have contributed their expertise and data to this Survey.
Special thanks go to Professor Nada Zupanc, Chairman of the SER Executive Board, to Dr Robert Schock, Director of Studies, to the Studies Committee for guiding the production of the Survey and to Mr Valli Moosa, Chairman of Eskom, for providing an exceptionally perceptive Overview.
Finally the WEC thanks the Joint Editors Judy Trinnaman and Alan Clarke for compiling, validating and formatting the data. Once again they have successfully and professionally
completed this enormous task, both achieving an excellent quality and keeping to the planned schedule. The WEC is grateful to them for their knowledge, dedication, tenacity and inspiration.
Chair WEC Studies Committee