Estonia becomes member of international energy agency

  • 2013-11-20
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has accepted Estonia as a member of the organization on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Paris, reports Postimees Online.

Economy and Communications Minister Juhan Parts said that it’s important for Estonia primarily to be a full member of the world’s leading energy competence club.

Joining the energy agency opens up for Estonia access to the highly valued energy policy analysis and field prognosis of the IEA. Joining the agency also gives Estonia a chance to introduce its unique oil shale use experience and knowledge in the circle of designers of international energy policy.

Estonian started talks over joining IEA in the autumn of 2011 and had the shortest accession process in IEA history.