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 Webinar: Sustainable aviation fuel/biojet technologies - commercialisation status, opportunities and challenges

13. July 2021
Online, AT

The webinar will provide an in-depth look at challenges and opportunities for commercialisation of SAF technologies, as well as emerging trends in research and development.

ERSCP 2021 - European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production

8. - 10. September 2021
Graz

ERSCP21 will consider the possibilities to reduce the emission of climate-relevant gases during production as well as to reduce upstream emissions by changing consumer behavior. The topics discussed at the conference cover a number of UN Sustainable Development Goals.

IEA Bioenergy Conference 2021

29. November - 9. December 2021
Online, AT

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.

All Events