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Activities, Objectives and Membership

An open and structured dialogue with the energy industry is vital for the IEA in order to accomplish its mission to advocate policies that will enhance the reliability, affordability and sustainability of global energy markets. The EBC operates with the aim to ensuring that the voice of the private sector is heard in the international energy policy debate.

The Energy Business Council (EBC) convenes a few times each year in order to:

• Discuss recent market developments and current challenges in energy markets
• Establish a forum for interactive discussions between policy-makers and industry executives to debate what kind of long-term stable policy frameworks are necessary to stimulate investment in sustainable energy infrastructure
• Provide inputs from businesses on IEA work

EBC meetings are held as:

• Private events with the participation of industry executives and IEA senior management
• Joint sessions with the IEA Governing Board, the main decision-making body of the IEA, which brings together directors-general from ministries of the IEA’s 29 member countries
• Joint sessions between ministers from IEA member, associate and partner countries and industry chief executives as a formal part of IEA Ministerial meetings
• Virtual meetings (through video conferences)

The membership of the EBC evolves over time according to priority issues within the IEA work programme, and participation is by invitation only. In order to foster a frank and constructive dialogue, all EBC meetings are conducted under the Chatham House Rule, which states that “participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed”. The following list includes organisations that have attended at least one EBC meeting to date:

1. Acciona

31. Gazprom

61. Royal Dutch Shell

2. ABB

32. General Electric Energy

62. Renault

3. Alstom


63. Repsol

4. Allianz

34. Global CCS Institute

64. RWE

5. Allianz Capital Partners

35. GSE

65. RWE Innogy

6. Allianz SE

36. Hanwha 66. Sabic 

7. Anglo American

37. HSBC

67. Schlumberger

8. Areva

38. Iberdrola

68. Schneider Electric

9. Bank of America, Merrill Lynch

39. Independent Cement Producers

69. Sharp

10. BASF

40. ING Bank

70. Siemens

11. Beijing Energy Club

41. Institute for 21st Century Energy - US Chamber of Commerce

71. Siemens AG

12. BMW

42. International Aluminium Institute

72. Solar Electric Light Fund

13. Botas

43. KKR

73. Suncor

14. BP

44. Lafarge

74. Statoil

15. CEEP

45. Lotos Group

75. Tokyo Electric Power Co

16. CEZ Group

46. Lukoil

76. Toshiba

17. Cloon Economics

47. Michelin

77. Total

18. Chevron

48. Mitsubishi

78. Toyota

19. Delek Drilling

39. Mitsubishi Corporation

79. Toyota Motor

20. Dow Chemical

50. Nippon Steel

80. TransCanada Corporation

21. EDF

51. Novozymes

81. Trina Solar

22. Edison

52. Oman Oil Company

82. Vallourec

23. Energias de Portugal

53. OMV

83. Vattenfall

24. Enel

54. Peabody

84. Vattenfall AB

25. Eni

55. Pemex 72. Socar

85. Vestas

26. E.ON

56. Petrobras

86. Volkswagen

27. Essar Group

57. Petronas

87. Westinghouse

28. Eskom

58. PKN Orlen 88. Westinghouse Electric Company
29. Eurelectric


89. World Business Council for Sustainable Development
30. Fortum 60. Reliance Industries