The news media is being overwhelmed with accusations of “bad science” and “misinterpreted data” when dealing with the production and consumption of fossil-fuel/renewable/nuclear energy.
Since 1974, the autonomous International Energy Association (IEA), organization has worked diligently to generate unbiased reliable/affordable/conventional/renewable energy-related data for its member/cooperating-non-member countries. Between them the 30-plus member IEA countries account for just under half of the world’s energy generation/consumption and include United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Korean Republic, Spain and United Kingdom. Cooperating/nonmembers include Brazil, China, India, Mexico and Russia; just under the remaining half of global generation/consumption.
Its reports are utilized globally by all the major energy companies, academia and environmentalists.
At the IEA’s 2011/2013 Ministerial Meetings bilateral-work/data exchange programs were agreed with both IEA’s key and cooperating-nonmember countries.
The IEA’s mandates are to:
• Promote energy security amongst its member countries through collective response to physical disruptions in oil supply,