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Technology Spotlight

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by one of the 39 IEA energy technology groups.  

 Showcasing the IEA's "hidden gems"

IA meeting 18 SeptemberT‌he IEA supports a global network of some 6,000 energy technology researchers and experts that enable the sharing of innovations and best practices across the planet - the "hidden gems" of the IEA. On 18 September the IEA convened a consultation meeting on the forward agenda for these groups, "Preparing the next 40 years of multilateral energy technology collaboration". The meeting was attended by 31 of the 39 groups as well as China, Mexico and South Africa, together with the Chair and three Vice-Chairs of the IEA Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT), representatives from each of the four Working Parties, and some special guests.  This was an historic event (the first such meeting led by an IEA Executive Director) - a fitting way to mark the 40th anniversary of the collaboration mechanism. "We are on the verge of a new era of energy system transformation and innovation", said Alicia Mignone, Chair of CERT. "We need to take full opportunity of these amazing instruments that are the IEA Implementing Agreements to ensure that the IEA remains at the forefront of global energy technology analysis." Visit the IEA website for more information‌‌‌‌‌

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