The Program aims to support policy making by studying mechanisms and levers that would permit the transformation of the present energy system to a cleaner and more sustainable one. The research strategy combines basic and applied research with a focus on integrated assessment, energy policy modeling, and the development of decision-analytical frameworks for policy integration. Science-based policy advice is achieved through an integrated assessment and modeling of how to simultaneously address the major energy policy challenges in the areas of environment (climate change and air pollution), energy poverty (or access to affordable and clean energy for the poor), energy security and reliability. The Program’s niche builds upon the systematic and holistic analysis of energy policy objectives and their interactions in order to identify possible synergies and trade-offs. This includes the identification of salient co-benefits from meeting a range of energy-development objectives that at the same time are robust against the multiple uncertainties that the future entails.
The Energy Programs main areas of research comprise:
Energy security is one of the most important considerations in national energy systems. It affects policies in international relations, conventional (military) security, trade, infrastructure investment and technology to name just a few. Energy security research at IIASA aims to understand present energy security concerns and the energy security landscapes that may emerge in the future especially in the case of strong climate policies. More
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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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