Working together to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy

Southeast Asian Bioenergy How2Guide workshop provides food for thought

24 July 2014

Discussions centre on opportunity but also challenges to develop a regional market

Interactive map provides information on global unconventional gas output

22 July 2014

Product of IEA Unconventional Gas Forum allows for country-by-country comparisons

World Energy Investment Outlook presented in China

19 June 2014

IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol presented the newly released World Energy Investment Outlook (WEIO) in Beijing, China, at a joint workshop with the National Center for Climate Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) of the NDRC

Electricity Security Advisory Panel meeting examines reliability of markets

16 June 2014

At inaugural session, experts and policy makers discuss how best to drive investments for a low-carbon economy

IEA helps develop 20 energy efficiency policy proposals for Arab-SEMED region

26 May 2014

New publication details proven policies tailored to Southern and Eastern Mediterranean contexts

World Economic Forum participants in Nigeria applaud work for upcoming WEO special report on Africa

12 May 2014

IEA Chief Economist meets with leading authorities and moderates session on continent's energy outlook

Energy Training Week draws 130-plus participants from nearly 60 countries

7 April 2014

Executive Director opens classes to share IEA knowledge and best practice

Key World Energy Statistics app now available for Android devices

28 March 2014

Get on-the-go access to all the headline statistics featured in the most downloaded IEA publication

At 2nd IEA Unconventional Gas Forum, a focus on the best and safest use of water

25 March 2014

Government and other key stakeholders gather in Canada to share best practices

25 countries represented at seventh IEA Energy Statistics Course

20 March 2014

34 participants receive full week of intensive instruction and practical exercises

New IEA series tailors advice on low-carbon technologies for specific countries and regions

7 March 2014

Executive Director introduces How2Guide for Wind Energy; two more titles slated in next year

Follow her! IEA Executive Director is now tweeting

17 January 2014

@VanderHoeven_M uses social media platform to tout new commentary on coal published on CNN

IEA Executive Director launches WEO special focus on Brazil

13 December 2013

Country is at leading edge in low-carbon and oil development

Key World Energy Statistics 2013 app now available

5 November 2013

Interactive features allow for quick and easy electronic access and evaluation of the most critical energy data

IEA Chief Economist to receive Japanese Emperor’s Order of Rising Sun

4 November 2013

The Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon to be conferred on Fatih Birol

Imperial College London awards honorary doctorate to IEA Chief Economist

23 October 2013

Fatih Birol honoured for economic analysis and efforts to increase energy access

17 countries represented at sixth IEA Energy Statistics Course

14 October 2013

30 participants from a record 170 applicants start a week of intensive instruction and practical exercises

China’s top climate negotiator welcomes WEO Special Report on energy and climate

12 September 2013

Top Chinese climate negotiator welcomes WEO Special Report on energy and climate

A way to use fossil fuels but keep the carbon out of the air

2 July 2013

IEA Technology Roadmap for CCS examines the urgent steps for deploying the one large-scale way to lock away emissions

IEA offers a blueprint for a sustainable buildings sector by 2050

27 June 2013

Study presents detailed scenarios and technologies for deep cuts in energy use and emissions

Second Forum on Climate Change-Energy Security Nexus

26 June 2013

Stakeholders meet in London to discuss bolstering energy sector’s resilience to climate change

IEA hosts International Energy Workshop 2013

26 June 2013

Presentations include detailed look at how World Energy Outlook models oil supply, power generation and demand for industry and transport

New roadmap explores technologies that improve chemical industry energy use, emissions intensity

17 June 2013

IEA/ICCA/DECHEMA joint report concludes that emerging and breakthrough technologies promise indispensable energy efficiency improvements

IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol receives EURELECTRIC Award

4 June 2013

Utility group honors WEO as "authoritative source of forward-looking energy market analysis"

Blueprint details how Indian cement sector can sharply reduce its CO2 emissions

25 February 2013

Approach co-developed by IEA also makes deep cuts in industry’s energy needs

Key World Energy Statistics in the palm of your hand

1 February 2013

IEA releases new iPhone and iPad app with key energy data by country and by energy source

IEA advises on energy efficiency as Japan redefines national strategy

27 March 2013

Deputy Executive Director applauds ambitious goals for renewables and low-energy buildings

IEA launches Unconventional Gas Forum

22 March 2013

More than 100 stakeholders from around globe discuss best practices for addressing environmental and social concerns over unconventional gas development

IEA experts advise Japan on smart communities

12 March 2013

Government seeks input on best practices in energy planning for towns damaged by 2011 earthquake and tsunami

WEO workshop looks at what energy sector can do soon to limit climate change

12 March 2013

Government, international and business leaders gather at IEA to advise on special report due out in June

WEO workshop in Rio de Janeiro explores the energy outlook for Brazil

17 April 2013

Brazilian officials, industry representatives and experts provide input and ideas for special focus in the WEO-2013

Energy groups share tips on best training practices for better energy statistics

12 December 2012

Organisations ranging from APEC to UNSD join the IEA to show how they are progressing towards more harmonisation and co-operation

Didier Houssin returns to IEA as Director of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology

6 December 2012

Former IEA Director of Energy Markets and Security’s new duties include policies related to climate change

IEA BEEP database is honoured with Energy Efficiency Innovator Award

8 November 2012

BEEP database provides analysis of building energy codes, labelling schemes and incentive programmes for 34 countries

Asian Development Bank-IEA workshops focus on smart grids and wind energy

2 November 2012

First such co-operation between agencies draws more than 50 participants to Manila

Asian Development Bank and IEA hold joint workshops on low-carbon energy

31 October 2012

First such co-operation between agencies draws more than 50 government and industry participants from across Asia

Auto manufacturers and policy makers discuss next phase of electric vehicle deployment

23 October 2012

IEA facilitates public-private discussions on ways to increase adoption of electric cars worldwide

20 countries represented as fourth IEA Statistics Course opens in Paris

15 October 2012

Participants to learn how to use IEA methodologies and practices for developing national energy balances based on international standards

IEA Global Energy Policy chief addresses Kazakhstani energy issues

12 October 2012

Ulrich Benterbusch highlights efficiency drive and rising oil output

IEA-organised workshop explores speeding renewables deployment in Mediterranean

5 October 2012

Rome event focuses on “From Mediterranean Plans to Renewable Energy Power Plants”

IEA-Thailand joint workshop focuses on oil security

2 October 2012

100-plus participants take key step towards developing national and regional emergency preparedness

Dutch astronaut visits IEA after six months in space

25 September 2012

Orbital experiments by André Kuipers have aided energy efficiency on Earth

New edition of Key World Energy Statistics offers a host of critical figures for free

17 September 2012

The International Energy Agency’s latest annual publication of energy data – Key World Energy Statistics 2012 – is now available for free.

IEA Executive Director inaugurates solar power plants in India

13 September 2012

Maria van der Hoeven, the IEA’s Executive Director, visited the Ladakh region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir from 6 to 8 September to experience the benefits brought by decentralised solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal systems to a population living at an altitude of about 4,000 meters.

Russian government and industry representatives are briefed on IEA’s work

10 July 2012

Over 25 senior representatives from government, industry and research institutes in Russia attended a meeting in Paris on 2 July to learn more about the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) work.

State of play: New IEA statistics publications highlight latest global and OECD trends across major energy sources

25 July 2012

In 2011, global coal production grew for the twelfth straight year, global natural gas production increased by over 2%, and oil grew by 1%, but nuclear electricity production dropped by more than 4% due to a 9.2% decrease in OECD countries.

IEA Executive Director on bioenergy fact-finding mission in Malaysia

26 June 2012

Following her participation this month at the 2012 World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur, IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven conducted a bioenergy fact-finding mission with visits to a palm oil plantation and a waste-to-energy power plant in Malaysia.

IEA to share energy expertise and data with Russian forecasting firm and grid operator

22 June 2012

Accord should help enhance the exchange of information and raise transparency of Russian electricity markets

IEA Executive Director is interviewed by CNBC news

21 June 2012

Maria van der Hoeven, IEA Executive Director, was interviewed by CNBC news at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on 21 June.

IEA’s Chief Economist awarded Italy’s highest ranking honour

14 June 2012

The International Energy Agency’s Chief Economist, Dr Fatih Birol, has been named Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic; the highest ranking honour of the Italian Republic.

The International Energy Agency collaborates with the Kurchatov Institute on Bioenergy

6 June 2012

The Kurchatov Institute, in collaboration with the International Energy Agency Technology Platform, held on 5-6 June 2012 the first international conference in Moscow in support of the Russian process for the development of a national bioenergy roadmap.

IEA conducts Emergency Response Exercise in India

5 June 2012

IEA staff reviewed India’s oil emergency response policies last week by conducting simulations of major oil-supply disruptions during a two-day exercise near New Delhi.

Indicators that track changes in energy use and efficiency are focus of IEA workshop

8 June 2012

A review of how energy efficiency indicators are currently used in policy making was the focus of a workshop which took place at the International Energy Agency’s headquarters in Paris on 6 and 7 June.

IEA’s Executive Director presents freedom medal to Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy

14 May 2012

Dr. Hussain Al-Shahristani received the medal at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards 2012 ceremony in the Netherlands

IEA launches new website

2 May 2012

Improving user experience across all areas is key priority

Back by popular demand: IEA Training Week

2 April 2012

For a second year, the IEA is offering high-level courses on best practice to more than 100 energy professionals from around the globe.

Increasing the share of gas in its energy mix will benefit India's energy security

23 March 2012

Mobilising investment will be crucial - IEA Executive Director.

IEA Statement

29 March 2012

Energy-market experts from the 28 IEA member-country governments gathered on 28 and 29 March at the IEA Secretariat in Paris for a regularly scheduled quarterly meeting. The experts held productive discussions regarding numerous issues related to global oil and gas markets.

Now is the time for global deployment of smart communities – IEA Deputy Executive Director

13 March 2012

Ambassador Richard Jones highlights successful demonstration projects at meeting in Fukushima City.

Ukraine has great potential to increase its energy security

2 March 2012

Ukraine has great potential to increase its energy security, says IEA’s Director of Global Energy Dialogue, Ulrich Benterbusch, Director of Global Energy Dialogue at the IEA, and Graham White, Team Leader for the forthcoming IEA review of Ukraine’s energy policies – due to be published towards the end of this year – met with Ukraine’s Minister of Energy, Yuri Boyko, on 28 February in Kiev.

IEA fact-finding mission to Baghdad

1 March 2012

Between February 27 and 29, a team from the IEA’s Office of the Chief Economist held a fact-finding mission in Baghdad which focused on the in-depth outlook for Iraq’s energy sector that will be published in a World Energy Outlook (WEO)-2012 special report in early October.

The Future of Energy

29 February 2012

IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven made a wide-ranging presentation on "The Future of Energy" at an international seminar in Mexico City, invited by Energy Secretary Jordy Herrera.

IEA recognises ascent of renewable energy market with new report forecasting developments up to 2017

23 February 2012

The International Energy Agency (IEA) will acknowledge the coming of age of the renewable energy sector by publishing, for the first time, an annual medium-term report which analyses that market.

IEA Chief Economist launches World Energy Outlook in Korea

15 February 2012

"In a world of uncertainty one thing is sure: rising incomes and population will push energy needs higher" – Dr. Fatih Birol.

IEA supports Slovak efforts to push for regional integration and energy efficiency

6 February 2012

The Slovak Republic has achieved impressive results in increasing energy efficiency in recent years

Oil market uncertainties addressed in Riyadh

25 January 2012

Meeting organised by International Energy Agency, International Energy Forum and Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

Sharing information on bus transport systems is made easier thanks to new database

24 January 2012

Global information resource is set up by IEA and World Resources Institute.

IEA to train officials from around the world on key energy topics

16 January 2012

100 participants from up to 50 countries are expected to attend the 2012 Energy Training Week.

New IEA-IRENA partnership will heighten co-operation and policy collaboration

16 January 2012

The two agencies will develop a Global Renewable Energy Policies and Measures Database, as well as increase co-operation on technology and innovation.

IEA Statement

7 January 2012

The IEA constantly monitors developments in global oil markets and the current situation of heightened tensions surrounding the Middle East Gulf is no exception.

IEA to prepare in-depth energy outlook of Iraq

15 February 2012

The International Energy Agency (IEA) will undertake a comprehensive analytical study of Iraq as part of the 2012 edition of its flagship publication, the World Energy Outlook (WEO).

IEA’s latest summary of key energy data available on iPhone and iPad

10 February 2012

Free download includes information on the supply, transformation and consumption of all major energy sources.

IEA Executive Director meets US Secretary of State

12 December 2011

The pace of recovery in Libyan oil production was among the topics discussed.

IEA, IEF, and OPEC hosted Second Joint Workshop on the Interactions between Physical and Financial Energy Markets on 29 November in Vienna

2 December 2011

A high-level workshop organised by the International Energy Agency, the International Energy Forum, and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries focused on the interactions between physical and financial energy markets.

Shift in demand over next two decades must not upset balance of global energy security

30 November 2011

Supplying the world’s energy must be done in a sustainable way – IEA Executive Director, during a visit to Saudi Arabia.

IEA Statement on Early Reports on 2011 World Energy Outlook

4 November 2011

The International Energy Agency (IEA) regrets the early reports published today by a news organisation regarding the World Energy Outlook 2011, which is scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. on 9 November in London.

IEA Chief Economist delivers keynote speech at B20 Business Summit

2 November 2011

Dr. Fatih Birol focussed on worldwide access to energy, fossil fuel subsidies and investment in energy infrastructure, which are among the topics featured in the forthcoming World Energy Outlook 2011.

Governments must ensure ample resources for collecting energy data, says Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI)

21 October 2011

Strong co-operation between countries, organisations and analysts since JODI was established 10 years ago has led to a significant increase in the use of its Oil database.

Ministers express shared resolve to drive forward a securer, more sustainable energy future across the globe

19 October 2011

2011 Ministerial meeting brought together Ministers and delegates from 37 countries representing more than three quarters of the world’s energy consumption.

IEA Ministerial Meeting kicks off in Paris

18 October 2011

Chief Executives from Energy Business Council take part in opening session.

Russian Energy Agency (REA) and IEA agree to strengthen co-operation

18 October 2011

The REA and the IEA agreed to strengthen bilateral co-operation on energy efficiency and renewables as well as overall dialogue on global and Russian energy market trends as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed on 18 October during the IEA Ministerial meeting in Paris.

Firm commitments to carbon capture and storage are needed from governments and industry - IEA Deputy Executive Director

26 September 2011

Current policies in place throughout the world are not enough to limit rise in global warming to two degrees Celsius.

IEA, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agree to strengthen co-operation

20 September 2011

Enhanced ties come as ASEAN members’ energy demand is set to expand much faster than global average over the next two decades.

Q&A: IEA Ministerial Meeting 2011

9 September 2011

Biennial event provides unique opportunity for energy ministers to discuss shared concerns.

Q&A on global liquefied natural gas markets

6 September 2011

IEA Senior Gas Analyst Anne-Sophie Corbeau looks at the role LNG will play over the next few years.

Development of smart grids in Latin America and the Caribbean discussed at IEA workshop

4 July 2011

Implementation throughout the region was highlighted as critical to help reduce high losses in electricity distribution networks.

Why is there a need for closer co-operation between China and the IEA?

28 June 2011

Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka makes his case at a summit in Beijing.

Fact versus fiction

15 June 2011

The IEA sets the record straight on energy-related misperceptions.

A statement from IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka

8 June 2011

International Energy Agency Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka delivered the following remarks on Wednesday at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, where he was presenting the recently published IEA report, "Are We Entering a Golden Age of Gas?":

IEA Governing Board Statement

19 May 2011

The IEA Governing Board, at its regular quarterly meeting on 18-19 May, examined oil market developments and their impact on the global economy.

Boosting the efficiency of Russia’s coal-fired power plants is a ‘win-win’ move

9 May 2011

International Energy Agency’s Deputy Executive Director Richard Jones outlines economic and environmental benefits.

IEA conducts first ‘Emergency Response Assessment’ on non-member country

5 May 2011

Review provides recommendations for Thailand’s future policy and procedures.

Diverse mix of energy sources are needed to decarbonise European electricity supply

3 May 2011

Benefits of low-carbon policies are not only climate-related, but also economic, stresses IEA Executive Director.

Shanghai meeting plugs in to future development and deployment of electric vehicles

29 April 2011

Countries agree to pursue common data collection and analysis.

Russia’s energy outlook discussed at IEA meeting

21 April 2011

“Energy policy choices made by the Russian authorities in the coming years will…have major implications for global energy security” – IEA Chief Economist.

The age of cheap energy is over, IEA Executive Director warns

21 April 2011

Findings from the World Energy Outlook are presented at the Bridge Forum Dialogue in Luxembourg.

Clean energy: the facts

7 April 2011

IEA report analyses – for the first time – progress in global clean energy technology deployment.

Renewable energy is essential for limiting global temperature increase, say experts

1 April 2011

IEA hosts meeting for senior finance, policy and industry stakeholders.

IEA Executive Director test-drives plug-in-hybrid vehicle

1 April 2011

“This hands-on experience and testing will contribute to our analysis and help with policy recommendations towards a sustainable energy future.” – Nobuo Tanaka.

Facts about Japanese energy supply

25 March 2011

A look at the issues affecting electricity and oil markets in Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Facts about nuclear energy in Japan, the OECD and the world

18 March 2011

For the latest information about the situation in Japan, including a collection of links regarding the status of nuclear reactors and radioactive releases, as well as for facts on nuclear energy in OECD countries, please visit the website of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency and Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency.

Top tips: How can drivers save gasoline?

16 March 2011

As prices continue to rise, the IEA provides links to websites which help consumers save money.

IEA Expresses Condolences to Japanese People

13 March 2011

Agency emphasises readiness to act if needed.

How does the IEA respond to major disruptions in the supply of oil?

10 March 2011

Each member country is required to hold oil stocks, which are equivalent to 90 days of its net imports.

IEA urges Polish government to integrate its energy and climate strategies

2 March 2011

‘Poland has made impressive efforts over recent years to develop a solid energy policy framework’ – Executive Director, Nobuo Tanaka.

Leading industry executives meet for IEA Energy Business Council meeting

28 February 2011

“The frank exchanges that go on at these meetings are invaluable,” said Dr Fatih Birol, Chief Economist at the IEA.

Fact Sheet: IEA Stocks and Drawdown Capacity

25 February 2011

A breakdown of IEA oil stocks on a country-by-country basis and a look at how quickly the IEA’s public stocks could be made available to the market.

IEA Governing Board Statement on Libya

24 February 2011

In its regular quarterly meeting, the IEA Governing Board discussed developments on the world oil market.

IEA Facts in Brief: Libya

21 February 2011

A look at the supply of oil and gas from the North African nation.

Government and private sector professionals to benefit from intensive training week at IEA

16 February 2011

The deadline for applications has been extended to 22 February 2011. The International Energy Agency, which has provided training since it was set up in 1974, is organising pioneering new thematic courses that will take place from 4 to 8 April at its headquarters in Paris.

IEA facilitates Davos discussion

2 February 2011

On 26-29 January, IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka travelled to Davos, Switzerland to speak in high-level panels and participate in discussions on energy, economic and climate change matters.

Renewable energy sources are a critical element of energy security

1 February 2011

On 1 February, Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, spoke at the 12th Annual Colloquium of the Syndicat des énergies Renouvables in Paris.

Countries must act now to achieve a secure and cleaner energy future – IEA’s Executive Director

19 January 2011

Nobuo Tanaka speaks on opening day of World Future Energy Summit.

View from outside the IEA: Australia could run entirely on renewable energy within a decade, expert claims

18 January 2011

Ambitious blueprint to cut out carbon emissions is presented at the Agency’s Paris-based headquarters.