International Energy Agency

International Energy Agency (1974; Paris; 240 staff; www.iea.org)

An autonomous body within the OECD framework, seeking “to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy” for all. The IEA examines the full spectrum of energy issues including oil, gas and coal supply and demand, renewable energy technologies, electricity markets, energy efficiency, access to energy, demand side management and much more. Major foci are energy security and energy poverty, energy development and carbon capture, environmental awareness and climate change, and engagement worldwide. IEA has 30 member countries.

Programs:

  • Clean Energy Transitions Programme (CETP) – Leverages energy expertise across all fuels and technologies to accelerate global clean-energy transitions, particularly in major emerging economies. Includes collaborative analytical work, technical cooperation, training and capacity building and strategic dialogues.
  • Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) – Works closely with six of the world’s largest emerging economies on energy efficiency.
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Providing annual country-by-country data on access to electricity and clean cooking (SDG 7.1) and the main data source for tracking official progress towards SDG targets on renewables (SDG 7.2) and energy efficiency (SDG 7.3).
  • Electric Vehicles Initiative – A multi-government policy forum dedicated to accelerating the introduction and adoption of electric vehicles worldwide.
  • Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) – Involves over 6,000 experts worldwide who represent nearly 300 public and private organizations located in 55 countries.

Publications:

  • News and Events
  • An extensive library of Special Reports, Country Reports, Energy Technology Perspectives, and Technology Roadmaps
  • Monthly Oil Market Reports
  • Market Report Series on different aspects of the energy market(e.g. renewables, energy efficiency)
  • World Energy Investment – An annual report that acts as a critical benchmark for decision making by governments, the energy industry, and financial institutions to set policy frameworks, implement business strategies, finance new projects, and develop new technologies.
  • Statistics & Data on emissions, natural gas, oil, coal, renewables, world energy, energy prices, etc.
  • HIGHLIGHTS:
    • World Energy Outlook 2018 (Nov 2018) – This flagship annual report looks into the dynamic interplay of energy markets, technology, and policy (never more critical), explores different scenarios that model the future of the energy system, e.g., The Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS) outlines an integrated approach to achieving internationally agreed objectives on climate change, air quality and universal access to modern energy. The New Policies Scenario (NPS) incorporates existing energy policies as well as an assessment of the results likely to stem from the implementation of announced policy intentions.
    • The Power of Transformation (2014, 200p.) – Wind, Sun and the Economics of Flexible Power Systems
    • Transition to Sustainable Buildings (2013, 290p.) – Strategies and Opportunities to 2050
    • Energy Technology Perspectives (2017, 443p.) – Outlook scenarios to 2050 for different scenarios. Annual since 2008.

Leadership: Fatih Birol (Executive Director)

Budget: $27.8m (2018)

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