About the IEA

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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.


The Contribution of Advanced Renewable Transport Fuels to the Decarbonisation of Transport in 2030 and beyond

18. November 2019
Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels, BE

The European Commission Directorate General for Energy has been supporting an International Energy Agency (IEA) study on this topic carried out by two IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes, IEA Bioenergy TCP and the IEA Advanced Motor Fuels TCP. The workshop will present the findings of this project focusing on country-specific analysis of Germany, Finland, Sweden, USA and Brazil.

Workshop: Waste gasification

26. - 27. November 2019
Aston University, Birmingham, GB

Joint workshop IEA Bioenergy Task 33 and Supergen Bioenergy Hub

IEA DHC Annex TS2 webinar: Decreasing district heating return temperatures - How to identify critical substations

04. December 2019
Webinar, AT

In this Webinar, we will present measures to decrease return temperatures in substations and methods to identify where to apply them in order to maximize the impact on the entire system. Results for the network at TU Darmstadt Campus Lichtwiese will be shown as an example.

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