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About IENE

The Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE)

The Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE) was founded in 2003 by a small group of independent professionals and business executives active in the energy sector of the region. The Institute, which has its headquarters in Athens, Greece, is a non-governmental and nonprofit organization. The Institute’s prime purpose is to constitute a permanent forum where energy issues can be discussed, analyzed, reformulated and presented to a broader audience, in unbiased, objective and credible terms. This is achieved thanks to the Institute’s scientific standing, its managerial rectitude and the transparency of all its operations.

The Institute activities span all forms of energy including from hydrocarbons, solid fuels, electricity, nuclear, renewables to energy efficiency. The Institute is largely funded from its membership which includes both corporate entities and individual energy professionals.

One of IENE’s key objectives is to participate in the formulation of energy policies, both at national and international level, within the broader region of South-East Europe. These policies focus on rationalizing the production and utilization of both conventional and renewable sources of energy. IENE is thus contributing towards the implementation of the European Union’s sustainable strategy which combines social and economic development, security of supply and environmental protection. The Institute aspires to play a significant role in providing public opinion with factual and unbiased information on subjects concerning energy, the environment and sustainable development. Further information on the Institute, its mission and objectives and its activities can be found in