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Energy Analysis

Generating and interpreting information to inform a wide range of stakeholders, including governments and international institutions, about energy-related issues.

Analysis of technical, economic, and environmental aspects of more efficient appliances and equipment used in all sectors, except transportation, both in the United States and internationally.

Working collaboratively with groups in China and elsewhere to understand the dynamics of energy use, improve energy efficiency, and reduce emissions in China; strengthen Chinese capabilities in energy efficiency; and enhance relationships on energy efficiency among Chinese, U.S., and international institutions.

ETA 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, electricity reliability, and distributed generation resources.

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.

Working with Indian policymakers and industries for more than two decades to produce technical and policy analyses in the power sector, appliances, industrial and buildings energy efficiency, sustainable cities, and transport sector.

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.

Researchers in this field promote studies on the social, environmental, and economic impacts of energy efficiency and emissions reduction strategies, through extensive analyses, research, development and deployment across a variety of sectors in developed and developing countries. They actively provide expert advice and technical support to governments, NGOs, and industries through carrying out a variety of research topics and activities.

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.