Energy Systems

Energy sectors account for roughly two thirds (~64%) of total greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global warming. This includes everything from the fuels that powers our vehicles and heat our homes to commercial and industrial consumption of electricity and fossil fuels. Our researchers model various energy-production scenarios that would allow countries to decrease their carbon footprint while meeting goals for more sustainable growth and development. They also study the policies and incentives that govern decision-making around energy sectors, including the role of foreign investment in emerging markets.

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by Office of Communications

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Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019
by B. Rose Kelly, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

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Friday, Sep 20, 2019
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Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

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Monday, Jan 14, 2019
by Molly Seltzer, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

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Friday, Sep 14, 2018
by B. Rose Huber, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
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