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In physics, energy is the quantitative property that is transferred to a body or to a physical system, recognizable in the performance of work and in the form of heat and light. Energy is a conserved quantity—the law of conservation of energy states that energy can be converted in form, but not created or destroyed. The unit of measurement for energy in the International System of Units (SI) is the joule (J).

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Organizations relating to Energy

Global Solar Council / Est. 2015
World Nuclear Association / London, UK / Est. 1975
International Association for Stability, Handling and Use of Liquid Fuels / Atlanta GA, USA / Est. 1986
Global Renewable Fuels Alliance / Est. 2009
Global Energy Storage Alliance / Berkeley CA, USA / Est. 2014
European Association for the Consumption-based Billing of Energy Costs / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1993
Association of Power Exchanges / Audubon PA, USA / Est. 1996
Interstate Federation of Atomic Energy Workers' Unions / Moscow, Russia
Live Working Association / Poznań, Poland
European Power Transmission Distributors Association / Diegem, Belgium / Est. 1998
Caribbean Solar Energy Society / St Augustine, Trinidad-Tobago
Organisation mondiale du thermalisme / Levico Terme, Italy / Est. 1977
International Classic Cosmoenergy Federation / Riga, Latvia
Low Power Radio Association / Hornchurch, UK
Sociedad Iberoamericana para el Desarrollo de las Biorrefinarias / Lisbon, Portugal
smartEn / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2011
African Renewable Energy Alliance / Est. 2009
Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency / Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency / St Michael, Barbados
East African Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Efficiency / Kampala, Uganda / Est. 2016
Asociación Latinoamericana de Economia de la Energia / Est. 2011
UNIDO International Solar Energy Centre for Technology Promotion and Transfer / Lanzhou, China / Est. 2006
Energy Cities / Besançon, France
Benelux Association for Energy Economics / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1984
Staff Association of the International Atomic Energy Agency / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1957
Electric Power Council of the CIS / Moscow, Russia
Energy Poverty Action / Midrand, South Africa
ASEAN Centre for Energy / Jakarta, Indonesia / Est. 1999
Fossil Fuels Forum / Brussels, Belgium
World Wind Energy Institute / Hurup Thy, Denmark / Est. 2006
European Committee of the Regions / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1993
Secretaria Ejecutiva del Consejo de Electrificación de América Central / San Salvador, El Salvador / Est. 1985
Comisión Latinoamericana de Empresarios de Combustibles / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 1995
Rome Euro-Mediterranean Energy Platform / Est. 2003
Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization / Est. 1995
International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation / Paris, France / Est. 2009
Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators / Ljubljana, Slovenia / Est. 2009
Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership / Est. 2010
CLASP / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1999
PMAPS International Society / Istanbul, Türkiye / Est. 1986
Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2003
Global Bioenergy Partnership / Rome, Italy / Est. 2005
European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy / Garching, Germany / Est. 2014
Global Fuel Economy Initiative / London, UK
ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency / Praia, Cape Verde / Est. 2008
Vienna Energy Club / Vienna, Austria
Global Alliance for Energy Productivity / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2015
Small Island Developing States - Island Energy for Island Life
International Nuclear Societies Council / Est. 1990
Institut International d'Ingénierie de l'Eau et de l'Environnement / Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso / Est. 2004

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World Problems relating to Energy

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Unsustainable economic development
Unsustainable energy consumption
Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide
Exploitation of fossil fuels
Emissions from combustion engines
Protein-energy malnutrition
Environmental hazards of nuclear power production
Environmental hazards from hydropower
Deterioration of nuclear power plants
Underutilization of tar sands as an energy source
Energy leaks
Inequality in distribution of energy resources among countries
Environmental hazards of coal energy
Environmental impacts of power stations
Fatty acid oxidation disorders
Inadequate energy supply infrastructure
Aggressive uses of natural energy resources
Shortage of firewood
Hazardous locations for nuclear power plants
Risks in power production
Dumping radioactive substances
Nuclear reactor accidents
Environmental pollution by nuclear reactors
Vulnerability of nuclear power sources
Reduction in building of nuclear power stations

Action Strategies relating to Energy

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Reducing local energy costs
Using fossil fuel more efficiently
Diversifying energy research
Supporting use of new and renewable energy sources
Disseminating energy technologies
Using energy efficient lighting
Protecting against environmental hazards of nuclear power production
Developing civil nuclear industry technology
Increasing amount of energy resources
Ensuring sustainable development of energy resources
Supplying nuclear fuels
Saving fuel
Using electrical energy
Using energy
Developing solar power systems
Promoting sustainable energy consumption
Distributing electricity
Promoting use of unleaded fuel
Reprocessing spent nuclear fuel
Investing in environmentally benign hydropower
Using hydropower
Implementing environmentally sound hydropower schemes
Using solar energy
Using natural energy resources
Promoting renewable energy

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