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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
World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies / Nottingham, UK
International Association for Stability, Handling and Use of Liquid Fuels / Atlanta GA, USA / Est. 1986
Global Renewable Fuels Alliance / Est. 2009
Internation Council for Sustainable Energy / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2007
International Solar Alliance / Gurugram, India
Global Energy Storage Alliance / Berkeley CA, USA / Est. 2014
European Association for the Streamlining of Energy Exchange-gas / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2002
European Association for the Consumption-based Billing of Energy Costs / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1993
European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future / Munich, Germany / Est. 1996
European Renewable Energies Federation / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1999
Association of Power Exchanges / Audubon PA, USA / Est. 1996
Interstate Federation of Atomic Energy Workers' Unions / Moscow, Russia
Association of European Energy Exchanges / Brussels, Belgium
Live Working Association / Poznań, Poland
Fédération européenne des cadres de l'énergie et de la recherche / Paris, France / Est. 1992
European Plastic Automotive Fuel Systems Manufacturers / Brussels, Belgium
European Atomic Energy Society / Est. 1954
European Power Transmission Distributors Association / Diegem, Belgium / Est. 1998
International Sustainable Energy Organization / Est. 2002
Caribbean Solar Energy Society / St Augustine, Trinidad-Tobago
Asociación Iberoamericana de Entidades Reguladoras de la Energia / Madrid, Spain / Est. 2000
Organisation mondiale du thermalisme / Levico Terme, Italy / Est. 1977
European Recovered Fuel Organisation / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2001
European Federation of Intelligent Energy Efficiency Services / Brussels, Belgium
EUROSOLAR - European Association for Renewable Energy / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1988
International Classic Cosmoenergy Federation / Riga, Latvia
Low Power Radio Association / Hornchurch, UK
European Energy Research Alliance / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2008
Sociedad Iberoamericana para el Desarrollo de las Biorrefinarias / Lisbon, Portugal
Centre on Regulation in Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2010
smartEn / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2011
European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association
European Energy Mediators Group / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 2007
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
Energy Drinks Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2010
GEODE / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1991
Asociación Latinoamericana de Economia de la Energia / Est. 2011
UNIDO International Solar Energy Centre for Technology Promotion and Transfer / Lanzhou, China / Est. 2006
International Network on Small Hydro Power / Hangzhou, China / Est. 2000
Energy Cities / Besançon, France
International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers, Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1988
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
International Federation of Associations in the Field of Microwave and RF Power Engineering / Cartagena, Spain / Est. 2006

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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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