Researchers in this field conduct studies on the social, environmental and economic impacts of energy efficiency and climate change 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, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and industries through a variety of research topics and activities. The locus of researchers in this area is the International Energy Studies Group, which has expertise in the following areas:
- Crossing-cutting R&D and Policy Studies on Low Carbon Development
- Capacity Building in Developing Countries
- Appliances and Equipment
- Building Energy
- Electric Power and Renewable Energy
- Industrial Energy
The group conducts research in the areas of appliance energy efficiency, evaluation measurement and verification, industrial energy efficiency, off-grid and mini-grid solutions for improving electricity access, power sector, sustainable space cooling, and transportation.