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

Webinar: IEA AMF Annex 56 - Methanol as Motor Fuel

26. October 2020
Online, AT

This webinar will explore some of the key reasons why methanol can be an alternative fuel aligned with the priorities of today on the energy and climate fronts.

Live Webinar: Experience with Low-cost (MOS VOC) sensors for residential ventilation

10. December 2020
Online, AT

The talk will summarize research done in Denmark on the usability of low-cost air quality sensors for controlling of residential ventilation. The experiments studied sensors’ performance under typical air polluting activities occurring in homes. The presentation will also discuss pros and cons with respect to sensors’ suitability for demand control of residential ventilation.

Postponed: Energy Storage Europe 2020

10. - 12. March 2020 New Date: 16. - 18. March 2021
Düsseldorf, DE

The 14th IRES Conference by EUROSOLAR and the 9th ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE conference will focus on business models, business chances and international market trends as well as topics from the fields of science and technology. The themes range from thermal and electric storage systems, power-to-gas, flexibilities, and energy system analyses to standardisation issues and international markets.

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