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: Inspiring Women’s Leadership with C3E International’s New Ambassador Slate

July 15th, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CEST
Online

Why is closing the gender gap in clean energy fields so critical? How can you be part of the action to bring more gender diverse thoughts, talents, and leadership to clean energy innovation? Meet the international C3E-Ambassadors and Mentors in the Webinar and get inspired!

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

07. - 11. September 2020
Online

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

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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