About the IEA

Worldwide research cooperation for tomorrow's energy supply – Research Cooperation International Energy Agency

About the IEA Research Cooperation

Until the mid 1970's energy supply policy was a side issue for the industrialized nations: all the energy services needed could be provided with the fossil sources of energy available in the market.The oil crisis in October 1973 was a turning-point in national and international energy policies - for the first time the extent of dependence on the oil-exporting countries was revealed, and the security of the supply of energy in future seemed to be in jeopardy.

As a reaction to the crisis, the International Energy Agency (IEA) was set up in 1974 as an autonomous entity within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with headquarters in Paris.

Austria is one of 16 founding members; today the IEA has 29 members (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, UK).

The IEA is committed to advising on and coordinating national energy policy in the member states.

Events

2nd International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions

12. - 15. May 2020
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (SE)

The conference will bring together a wide range of scientists, experts and stakeholders, in order to engage in various aspects of research relating to negative CO2 emissions. This will include various negative emission technologies, climate modelling, climate policies and incentives.

37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2020)

07. - 11. September 2020
CCL Congress Centre Lisbon, Lisbon, PT

Largest international Conference for Photovoltaic research, technologies and applications and at the same time a PV Industry Exhibition.

International Sustainable Energy Conference – ISEC 2020

14. - 16. October 2020
Congress Graz, Austria

Conference for innovative solutions and technological developments in the fields of renewable energies and resource efficiency - a forum for research, business and energy policy.

All Events