The goal of the Energy (ENE) Program is to better understand the dynamics of future energy transitions, their main driving forces, enabling factors, and barriers, as well as the consequences of those transitions for the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of human well-being.

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Through scientific and strategic analysis, the Energy (ENE) Program supports the efforts of decision makers to transform the present energy system into 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.

The ENE Program uses systematic and holistic analysis of energy policy objectives and their interactions to identify the possible synergies and trade-offs between them. This includes identification of the principal co-benefits of meeting a range of energy-development objectives that are robust against multiple future uncertainties. 

ENE can thus provide policymakers with science-based advice on simultaneously addressing the major energy challenges in the areas of environment, energy poverty, and energy security.

These challenges include mitigation of climate change and air pollution, and access to affordable and clean energy for the poor.

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Keywan Riahi

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar

Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar

Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar

Pollution Management Research Group

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar

Sustainable Service Systems Research Group

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