The IEA Wants To Make Their Data Available To The Public – It Is On Governments To Make It Happen
We are just one step away from unlocking the world’s energy data for everyone. This would be a massive achievement for progress on energy and climate.
To tackle climate change we need good data. This data exists; it is published by the International Energy Agency (IEA). But despite being an institution that is largely publicly funded, most IEA data is locked behind paywalls.
Anyone who currently wants access to this energy data has to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to access one dataset. The consequence is that most people in the world, especially also in poorer countries, do not have access to the energy data they need.