IEA launches new global energy efficiency commission

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has launched the Global Commission for Urgent Action of Energy Efficiency in a bid to advance progress of energy efficiency.

The new commission was launched on Monday 24 June at the IEA’s two-day Global Conference on Energy Efficiency in Dublin. Several political and business leaders have already agreed to join the set-up, while Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, has been named as its honorary chairperson.

Further details on the composition of the commission are set to be announced this week.

The conference had sought to identify how to unlock the vast potential of energy efficiency and focused on the impact of digitalisation on energy efficiency. To this end, the IEA also launched a new online knowledge resource library, demonstrating how digital technology innovation is opening new opportunities for energy efficiency enhancement.