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Energy Policy Highlights showcases what the 29 IEA member countries identified as key recent developments in their energy policies. Each country contribution covers a range of energy-related topics, with best practices and policy examples from their respective governments, including objectives, characteristics, challenges and successes, and shared lessons. 

Each contribution underscores the changing nature of both global and domestic energy challenges, as well as the commonality of energy concerns among member countries. For example, many of the policies highlighted identify an urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a clear objective.

Electricity, enhancing energy efficiency and increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix in a cost effective manner are likewise areas of common focus. Overall, the energy concerns reflect key areas of focus for the IEA – energy security, environmental protection and economic development. ‌

Approximately every four years, the policies of individual member countries are reviewed in-depth by a team of peers led by the IEA. Country reviews listed in the table below are available for free. The latest country reviews may be purchased from our bookshop and are listed in the right-hand column of this page. Others that are available for download are listed below. For more country information please consult our country pages.

Downloadable Country Reviews



Title Year Type Topic
Energy Policy Highlights 2013 2013 Free Energy policies, Energy efficiency, Renewables, Electricity
Energiepolitik der IEA-Länder - Deutschland 2013 2013 Translation: Energiepolitik, Deutschland
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - The Republic of Korea 2012 Review 2012 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Australia 2012 Review 2012 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Greece 2011 Review 2011 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies beyond IEA Countries - Ukraine 2012 - Ukrainian Version 2012 Translation: Non-member countries
Energy Policies beyond IEA Countries - Ukraine 2012 2012 Country Review (Book) Non-member countries
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Switzerland 2012 Review 2012 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Ireland 2012 Review 2012 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - The United Kingdom 2012 Review 2012 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Denmark 2011 Review 2012 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - The Slovak Republic 2012 Review 2012 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Hungary 2011 Review 2011 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Poland 2011 Review - Polish version 2011 Translation: Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - New Zealand 2010 Review 2011 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Belgium 2009 Review 2010 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Poland 2011 Review 2011 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Norway 2011 Review 2011 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Portugal 2009 Review 2009 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Czech Republic 2010 Review 2010 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - France 2009 Review 2009 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Turkey 2009 Review 2009 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Canada 2009 Review 2010 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Italy 2009 Review 2010 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policy Review 2009 - Chile 2009 Study (book) Non-member countries
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Spain 2009 Review 2009 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Luxembourg 2008 Review 2008 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Italy 2009 Review - Italian translation 2009 Translation: Energy policies
Energy Policy Review - Indonesia 2008 Review 2008 Country Review (Book) Non-member countries
IEA Energy Policies Countries Review - The European Union 2008 2008 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Japan 2008 Review 2008 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Sweden 2008 Review 2008 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Finland 2007 Review 2007 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Austria 2007 Review 2007 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - United States of America 2007 Review 2007 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Netherlands 2008 Review 2008 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Switzerland 2007 Review 2007 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Ireland 2007 Review 2007 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Germany 2007 Review 2007 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Republic of Korea 2006 Review 2006 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Hungary 2006 Review 2007 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Canada 2006 Review 2006 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - The United Kingdom 2006 Review 2006 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries (2006 Compendium)
2006 Review
2006 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policy Review 2006 - Ukraine - Ukrainian Version 2006 Translation: Non-member countries
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Greece 2006 Review 2006 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policy Review 2006 - Ukraine 2006 Review 2006 Study (book) Non-member countries
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Denmark 2006 Review 2006 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - New Zealand 2006 Review 2006 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Portugal 2006 Review 2006 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Slovak Republic 2005 Review 2006 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Belgium 2005 Review 2006 Country Review (Book) Energy policies
Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Australia 2005 Review 2005 Country Review (Book) Energy policies