• Workshop on International Standards to Promote Energy Efficiency and Reduce Carbon Emissions, Paris (France), 16-17 March 2009. This joint workshop of the International Energy Agency, the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission will bring together leading policy makers, standardisation professionals and key private sector actors. They will discuss how to accelerate progress in energy efficiency standardisation. Breaking new ground, this event is the fruit of growing co-operation between the three agencies to support development of standards to facilitate higher levels of energy efficiency in all energy-using activities. Visit the IEA website.
• Webinar Financing CCS: Updates on US and EU Developments, 20 March 2009, 15-16:30 hrs. Paris time.
Organised by the IEA CCS Regulators’ Network, this on-line webinar conference will explore the various steps and plans initiated in the United States and the European Union to arrange funding for CCS projects. To learn more and register, visit the IEA's website.
• IEA Coal Mine Methane Recovery and Utilization Workshop, Chengdu (China), 7-8 April 2009. Organised by the IEA, by China's State Administration of Coal Mine Safety (SACMS), the National Center for International Cooperation in Work Safety (NCICS) and the Sichuan Coal Mine Safety Bureau, this workshop will cover all aspects of Coal Mine Methane (CMM) development in China. For more information, consult the IEA website.
• Fourth International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies for our Future (CCT2009) Dresden (Germany), 18-20 May 2009. Organised jointly by the IEA Clean Coal Centre (CCC) and Forschungszentrum Jülich, this fourth topical conference on clean coal technologies will be held in conjunction with the Third International Freiberg Conference on IGCC and XtL. Consult the CCC website conference pages for more details.
• 20th International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion, Xian City (China), 18-20 May 2009. This event will focus on the latest fundamental research issues associated with fluidized bed combustion science and technology, as well as application of experience from pilot-plants, demonstration and industrial units. The IEA Fluidized Bed Conversion Implementing Agreement programme (IEA-FBC) is represented on the steering committee. Visit the conference website.
• European Seminar OWEMES 2009 – Offshore Wind and Other Marine Renewable Energies in Mediterranean and European Seas, Brindisi (Italy), 21-23 May 2009. Co-sponsored by IEA Wind, this event will provide a forum for information exchange and promote co-operation among different countries in the promising field of marine renewable energy applications. Visit the website.
• International Conference on Thermal Energy Storage - EffStock 2009, Stockholm (Sweden), 14-17 June 2009. Organised by the IEA Energy Conservation through Energy Storage Implementing Agreement (ECES) and hosted by Swedvac, the Swedish Society of HVAC Engineers, this event will aim to encourage awareness and uptake of solutions for energy conservation through energy storage, including seasonal, diurnal and short-term storage technologies. It will bring together design professionals, government officials, manufacturers, environmental consultants, utility personnel and executives, and academic researchers. Visit the EffStock 2009 conference website.
• IEA GHG International Interdisciplinary CCS Summer School 2009, Mantra Lorne, Victoria, (Australia), 23-28 August 2009. This year’s summer school on CO2 capture and storage organised by the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEA GHG) will be hosted by CO2CRC. To learn more and apply, click here. A report from the 2008 summer school can be found in the most recent IEA GHG newsletter Greenhouse Issues.
• 1st International Oxyfuel Combustion Conference, Cottbus (Germany), 8-11 September 2009. This event will provide a forum to continue discussion of issues relevant to the development of oxyfuel combustion technologies and to share lessons from the experience of operating the first oxyfuel combustion boiler. The conference is organised by the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEA GHG) and Vattenfall, and sponsored by Air Products. Visit the conference web pages.
• 15th International SolarPACES Symposium, Berlin (Germany), 15-18 September 2009. The IEA SolarPACES programme’s 15th annual event will offer stakeholders from industry, research, politics and the financial world to meet, within the framework of a scientific conference programme, with leading world experts. Visit the conference pages on the website of IEA SolarPACES.
• 30th AIVC Conference Trends in High Performance Buildings and the Role of Ventilation, Berlin (Germany), 1-2 October 2009.This event is organised by the Energy and Environmental Center Deister GmbH (e.u.[z.]) in co-operation with the International Network for Information on Ventilation (INIVE EEIG) – on behalf of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) – and the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Fraunhofer-IBP). It will be held in tandem with the International Conference on Building and Ductwork Airtightness. See conference announcement. AIVC is part of the IEA Programme on Energy Conservation in Buildings & Community Systems (ECBCS).
• International Conference on Coal Science & Technology (ICCS&T), Cape Town (South Africa), 26-29 October 2009. Co-sponsored by the IEA Clean Coal Centre, this conference will provide the technical community with an opportunity to share knowledge in their respective clean-coal technology fields. Visit the conference website.