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

Save the date: IEA EGRD Workshop - Green Fuels

21. - 22. October 2019
IEA headquarters in Paris (FR)

The workshop aims to address questions about energy carriers of the future, the role of alternative fuels in sector coupling as well as technological challenges, risks and co-benefits.

European Heat Pump Summit 2019

22. - 23. October 2019
Nuremberg (DE)

Prominent speakers and international decision-makers from the worlds of trade, industry and science will meet for this event. On the agenda will be current market developments, R&D topics, and trends in actual application.

International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry

4. - 7. November 2019
Santiago, Chile

The SHC Conference is a platform for the international solar and renewable energy community. Special emphasis lies on energy and buildings, solar heating and cooling, solar energy for industry, solar desalination and topics specific to the region.

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