Energy policy analysis

In 2013 the Energy (ENE) Program conducted policy analyses in areas where the energy related challenges were greatest, for example, universal energy access.

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Analysis (stack of paper)

The Energy (ENE) Program used a detailed sectoral and regional perspective in conducting its 2013 policy analyses. Major energy-related challenges benefiting from research in 2013 were:

  • assessment of strategies for achieving universal energy access to clean and modern energy for the poor;
  • improving energy security regionally and globally;
  • working to bring about eradication of the adverse health and ecosystem impacts of energy-related air pollution.
Research into energy poverty

In 2013 the work of the Energy (ENE) Program on energy poverty and access to clean modern forms of energy examined the broader linkages between energy services and economic development. More

Energy access research

Work in the area of energy access involved important developments and refinements of the MESSAGE-Access model and its expansion to include decentralized electricity supply in South Asia and regional coverage for China. More

Air pollution and health

In the area of air pollution and health, the Energy (ENE) Program intensified collaboration with the Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases (MAG) Program at IIASA, the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy (part of the European Commission), and Columbia University in the USA to explore the health benefits of climate and pollution control scenarios. More

Energy security

Research on energy security by the Energy Program (ENE) centers around applying the formal conceptual framework for evaluating energy security in long-term energy scenarios. The framework was established by ENE researcher Jessica Jewell in collaboration with colleagues from the Central European University (CEU, Hungary). More



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