The Energy Permanent Monitoring Panel is part of the
World Federation of Scientists (http://www.federationofscientists.org) and is committed
to enhancing the energy sustainability of the planet. Our purpose is to monitor scientific and technical results on energy technologies
and policies that affect the global economy and environment.
Energy supply and use affects
economic growth, security, pollution, climate change & leads to political
tensions within and among nations. Almost 20 percent of the
world’s population (1.3 billion people) still lack electricity & basic
energy services, without which education, economic progress & political
self-realization are barely possible.
While most OECD countries have vastly improved energy’s environmental
footprint, energy production & use remain a major source of air & water
pollution in many countries, severely compromising health &
well-being. The burning of
fossil fuels is the primary anthropogenic contributor to increased atmospheric greenhouse
gas concentrations. The
Energy Permanent Monitoring Panel monitors scientific and
technical advances and uses this information to contribute to the formulation of policies.
The Panel works closely with colleagues in other PMPs (especially
Climatology, Water, Pollution, Limits of Development, and Mitigation of
Terrorist Acts) to develop significant study proposals for understanding Planetary