Definitions for "International Energy Agency"
The IEA is an autonomous agency linked with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It is the authoritative source for energy statistics worldwide and an energy policy advisor for 26 member countries. It was founded durign the oil crisis of 1973-74 and was initially focused on coordinating efforts between member countries in times of oil supply emergencies. Since then it has expanded its role to encompass climate change policies, market reform, energy technology collaboration, and outreach to the rest of the world.
a Paris-based organisation of leading oil- consuming nations mainly based in the West, which co-ordinates its membersâ€(tm) energy policies. It also compiles energy statistics, including forward supply/demand projections for countries both within and outside its membership.
The International Energy Agency (IEA), based in Paris, is an autonomous agency linked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The IEA is the energy forum for 25 member countries whose governments have agreed to share energy information, coordinate their energy policies, and cooperate in the development of rational energy programmes.
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