IEA issues 'cross-country overview' of energy policies

The International Energy Agency has made its first attempt to identify energy-policy challenges common to the 26 member countries. Its 30th-anniversary edition of an annual review of energy policies takes a "cross-country" approach comparing policy approaches of member countries during the past 4 years.Executive Director Claude Mandil said the comparison would "serve as a touchstone for future in-depth reviews." He called reviewing energy policies "the chief activity of the IEA, carried out on a peer basis for each individual country every 4 years."The IEA grew out of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 1974 in response to the Arab oil embargo.Mandil said IEA'...

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