About the IEA

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

IEA Bioenergy Conference 2021

29. November - 9. December 2021
Online

Bioenergy – a critical part of the path to carbon neutrality. The three-yearly conference of IEA Bioenergy will be held as a series of online sessions spread over two weeks. The central theme will be the role of biomass in the transition towards a carbon neutral society.

International Sustainable Energy Conference – ISEC 2022

5. – 7. April 2022
Congress Graz, Austria

ISEC 2022 is a forum for research, business and energy policy. The conference focuses on Renewable Heating and Cooling in Integrated Urban and Industrial Energy Systems.

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