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IEA reviews of German and Finnish energy policies to be released this week

Launched on Thursday in Helsinki and on Friday in Berlin, new books offer recommendations for the 2 countries

21 May 2013

This week, the International Energy Agency will release its 2013 reviews of Finland’s and Germany’s energy policies, offering recommendations on how each country can achieve its ambitious goals.

The IEA assesses the policies of each of its 28 member countries every five years. Analysing the challenges and providing studies and recommendations for each sector of each country’s energy system, the 2013 editions outline the steps Finland and Germany must take to attain their targets for renewable energy, reductions in greenhouse gases and other steps towards low-carbon economies.

On Thursday, 23 May, IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven and Finnish Economic Affairs Minister Jan Vapaavuori will introduce Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Finland 2013 and the book’s findings at the House of the Estates in Helsinki. At 11 a.m. local time, the Executive Summary, Ms. Van der Hoeven’s speech and other related information will be available for download at, where the book will go on sale at the IEA Bookshop. Before then, it can be pre-ordered by email at

The next day, Friday, 24 May, Ms. Van der Hoeven and German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Philipp Rösler will launch Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Germany 2013 at the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie in Berlin at 10 a.m. local time, and the Executive Summary, Ms Van der Hoeven’s speech and other related information will also be posted at Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Germany 2013 offers the IEA’s analysis and recommendations related to the policy challenges Germany faces following its adoption of the measures and instruments commonly known as the Energiewende that make renewable energy the cornerstone of the country’s future energy supply. With Germany’s decisions inevitably having an impact beyond its borders, Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Germany 2013 is intended to help guide the country towards a more secure and sustainable energy future. The book also will be available for sale on the day of launch at the IEA Bookshop, and pre-orders can be emailed to

Accredited journalists who seek further information or who wish to attend the launch events, including the news conferences, should contact the IEA Press Office at

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