Research on the technical, economic, and environmental impacts of a wide range of products, such as home appliances, commercial building equipment, plumbing products, electric motors, and lighting.
While daunting, the challenge of meeting China's energy needs presents a wealth of opportunities, particularly in meeting demand through improved energy efficiency. LBNL is working collaboratively with China to understand those opportunities and to strengthen the country’s capabilities.
EETD researchers in the electricity markets area conduct technical, economic, and policy analysis of energy topics centered on the U.S. electricity sector. Current research seeks to inform public and private decision-making on public-interest issues related to energy efficiency and demand response, renewable energy, electricity resource and transmission planning, and electricity reliability.
Energy policy research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory covers a wide range of topics from the development of policy strategies to encourage the deployment of renewable energy resources and end-use energy forecasting, to research on energy efficiency standards and codes, and electric system planning. Researchers are also providing technical assistance to help federal, state and local government agencies in the United States, and throughout the world, develop long term strategies, policy, and programs to encourage energy-efficiency in all sectors and industries.
The Berkeley-India Joint Leadership on Energy and Environment is a joint research and development program in which researchers work with the government and private sector of India to assist both countries in adopting pathways and approaches for reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases while pursuing sustainable economic development.
Research into industrial energy use, energy saving potential from changes in industrial systems and processes, energy efficiency and management practices, and the effectiveness of policy mechanisms, such as voluntary agreements and partnerships, energy management and system standards.
Collaboration with international partners to promote sustainable energy use through idea exchange, capacity-building, and technical and policy assistance.
Research on the effectiveness of programs such as government procurement, product labeling, and voluntary public/private partnerships in improving energy efficiency, preventing pollution, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Research into how vehicle technology and driving behavior affect emissions of urban air pollutants. Also, how vehicle technology, land-use patterns, and travel behavior affect transportation energy use and emissions of greenhouse gasses.
The Water and Energy Technology Team's mission is to achieve sustainability through efficient technologies and integrated management of water and energy resources.