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

ISGAN Introductory Webinar Sandbox 2.0 Knowledge Exchange

28. January 2021
Online, AT

Building on the successful ISGAN Knowledge Transfer Project (KTP) in 2019, involving more than 20 countries, and subsequent work on regulatory sandboxes, this webinar introduces the follow-up workshop series "Sandbox 2.0" to capture recent developments and to support countries in their development of such regulatory instruments, to enable upscaling and deployment of energy system innovation.

ISGAN Regulatory Sandbox International Knowledge Exchange Workshop 1

9. February 2021
Online, AT

The objective of the workshop series is to facilitate a structured and learning-focused knowledge exchange on sandbox programs and similar measures of regulatory experimenting in different countries.

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

26. - 29. April 2021
Marseille & Online, FR

EUBCE is the largest biomass conference and exhibition in the world. Each year, EUBCE brings together the greatest minds and latest advancements in biomass, with the aim of accelerating research and market uptake across the globe. During the conference, over 2,000 experts from both academia and industry share and discuss groundbreaking ideas, technologies, applications, and solutions for the sourcing, production, and utility of biomass.

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