This seminar covers topics in energy planning and fore-casting. Its first objective is to explain the main challenges various countries face relative to the energy sector. The extent of these challenges differs according to a country’s level of development, its basic energy resources and its general approach relative to State intervention. More specifically, we will cover the information system required to monitor the energy sector, the relation of energy consumption to demographic and macro-economic variables and the determinants of energy consumption. The last section of the course covers energy forecasting models.