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For Policymakers

Science for informed decision-making on energy, environment, public health, and technology development.

The Energy Technologies Area frequently has been called on to conduct research that helps policymakers better understand the scientific, technical, and economic dimensions of energy-related and other issues. The Division's goal is to provide independent, peer-reviewed, high-quality scientific research and analyses to policymakers. ETA's research can

  • help policymakers understand the outcomes of a range of different policies on, for example, energy use in a particular sector,
  • provide technical information to assess risks,
  • inform consumers about energy-efficient choices available to them, and
  • indicate directions for R&D to meet future needs.

Here are some areas where policy-making officials, agencies, and advisory bodies have commissioned R&D to better understand the underlying science of an issue.