The Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division analyzes U.S. and global energy consumption and the associated societal, economic, and environmental impacts.
Why Analyze Energy Use?
- To maximize the energy, climate, economic, health, and other societal benefits of advanced technologies through research, development, and policy
- To develop and promote standards and policies that maximize energy efficiency and are technologically and economically feasible
- To inform public and private decision-making about energy-related issues, such as energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy, electricity reliability, and electricity resource and transmission planning
- To assist other countries in achieving sustainable, clean energy
What We Do
Research, development, and providing technical assistance on:
- Building energy use, including energy-using equipment, and information networks;
- Energy and environmental impacts in the developed and developing worlds, especially China and India;
- Energy efficiency standards and codes;
- Energy markets and utility policy;
- Impacts of energy use on health in the indoor environment;
- Life-cycle analysis of products and industries;
- Renewable energy policy and economics.