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

IEA SHC Webinar on Renovating Historic Buildings Towards Zero Energy

28. January 2020, 12.00 - 13.30 GMT
Online

Real-world renovation experiences from the perspective of building owners, design teams and SHC Task 59 experts will be presented and discussed.

Webinar: The past, present and future for biomass gasification

30. January 2020
Webinar - online, AT

The IEA Bioenergy Webinar Series are dedicated to various topics in the field of bioenergy. This time the past, current situation and outlook into the future of thermal gasification are discussed.

Nexus: Energy Water & (Bio)Industry – Technological solutions towards industrial resource efficiency

30. Jänner 2020, 09.00 - 17.00 Uhr
WKO – Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wiedner Hauptstraße 63, 1045 Vienna

The international workshop addresses technological solutions for industrial energy- and resource efficiency. Selected lectures from international R&D and industry provide a detailed overview of current developments and best practice examples.

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