In the 2000s it became clear that in addition to pure energy issues of supply, demand, and end use, energy could, and should, be researched, with respect to technology, pollution, greenhouse gases, climate, and human population. New programs were established at IIASA to reflect these different facets of energy use. Although these programs develop their own lines of research within IIASA's interdisciplinary environment, they are important conduits of data and information to ENE scientists, and vice versa.
Over the first decade of the 21st century, the new ENE Program came progressively to focus on a number of overarching themes, including:
Interwoven with these research themes was participation in international energy networks, studies, and capacity-building efforts:
The Energy Program expanded its methodological research beyond simple deterministic optimization analysis to allow for uncertainties and heterogeneity, and to analyze the implications that these have for policy development.
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