The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation built by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) in 1974 following the oil crisis in 1973 -1974. The main aim of the agency is to achieve a stable energy supply (with a special focus on the oil market) and to sustain a durable economic growth stimulating a productive debate among the 28 country members through coordinating policies. During the last few years, considering the particular attention for the environmental issues at the national and international level, the IEA has decided to orientate its work toward sustainable development policies mitigating the uncertain effects of the climate change by promoting and supporting the adoption of renewable energies. 
Nuclear energy is not included into the IEA operations because the International Agency for Nuclear Energy of the OECD and the International Agency for the Atomic Energy of the United Nations operate in this sector.
Editor: Claudio DICEMBRINO