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G7/8 Summit Compliance Data Sets by Issue, 1985-2013:
Energy

G8 Research Group, April 17, 2015

  Commitment Commitment Text Canada France Germany Italy Japan Russia United Kingdom United States European Union Total
  Average (N=16) +0.56 +0.69 +0.63 +0.44 +0.69 +0.31 +0.81 +0.94 +0.87 +0.66
1 2001-xx Hold a G8 Energy Minister conference +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1.00
2 2004-xx "We recognized the need for balanced energy policies, which increase energy supplies and encourage more efficient energy use and conservation, including through new technologies." +1 +1 +1 0 +1 0 +1 +1 +1 +0.78
3 2006-76 "We welcome the beginning of implementation of the Joint Oil Data Initiative (JODI) and will take further action to improve and enhance the collection and reporting of market data on oil and other energy sources by all countries including through development of a global common standard for reporting oil and other energy reserves." +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1.00
4 2006-263 "We announce a plan of action to secure global critical energy infrastructure, including defining and ranking vulnerabilities of critical energy infrastructure sites, assessing emerging and potential risks of terrorist attacks, and developing best practices for effective security across all energy sectors within our countries." +1 +1 0 0 0 0 +1 +1 +1 +0.56
5 2007-30 Will prepare national reports, with the assistance of the IEA, evaluating G8 member states' efforts to adhere to those principles for delivery at the 2008 G8 Summit 0 +1 0 0 +1 0 +1 +1 +1 +0.56
6 2007-65 "To this end, we will promote the appropriate policy approaches and
instruments, including inter alia economic incentives and sound fiscal policies, minimum standards for energy efficiency, sound and ambitious energy performance labelling, information campaigns aimed at consumers and industry that enhance national awareness, sector-based voluntary commitments agreed with industry,
investment in research and development and guidelines for public procurement."
+1 +1 +1 +1 +1 0 +1 +1 +1 +0.89
7 2007-90 "We will make efforts to integrate renewables into the power grid," 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 0 +0.78
8 2008-26 "On the demand side, it is important to make further efforts to improve energy efficiency as well as pursue energy diversification." +1 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0.89
9 2008-59 "We recognize the importance of setting mid-term, aspirational goals for energy efficiency. In national goals and objectives, as well as in country specific action plans, we will maximize implementation of the IEA's 25 recommendations on energy efficiency." +1 +1 0 0 -1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0.56
10 2008-229 "[we will] ensure the compatibility of policies for the sustainable production and use of biofuels with food security and accelerate development and commercialization of sustainable second-generation biofuels from non-food plant materials and inedible biomass;" +1 +1 +1 -1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0.78
11 2009-87 "commit to design and implement effective policies to improve energy efficiency in all the main sectors of our economies, and to actively promote conservation and energy efficiency among consumers;" 0 0 0 0 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +0.56
12 2009-91 "improve policy and regulatory frameworks in order to boost investments in renewable energies, and promote their deployment and diffusion also in emerging and developing countries;" +1 0 +1 +1 +1 0 +1 +1 +1 +0.78
13 2012-17 [We commit] to pursue universal access to cleaner, safer and more affordable energy -1 0 +1 +1 0 -1 0 +1 0 +0.11
14 2012-31 We strongly support efforts to rationalize and phase-out over the medium term inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption, and to continue voluntary reporting on progress 0 +1 0 +1 +1 -1 0 0 +1 +0.33
15 2012-110 "[G-8 Leaders identified several actions for the G-8 to take together:]Facilitate free trade in all kinds of energy resources as a means to enhance economic security and decrease price volatility, including by abolishing barriers to trade and by providing for a favorable investment climate in the energy sector." 0 0 0 0 +1 -1 +1 +1 +1 +0.33
16 2012-111 "[G-8 Leaders identified several actions for the G-8 to take together:]Encourage both consumer and producer countries to further enhance the transparency of gas markets through dialogues and development of gas data systems" +1 +1 +1 0 0 +1 0 +1 +1 +0.67
 
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