The Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate brings together scholars from across the Brookings Institution to generate high quality research in the energy and climate space. Through its research and convening efforts, the Initiative is designed to catalyze a more focused and informed debate among policymakers and other key stakeholders about the key energy issues of our day.
Our diverse expertise allows us to take into account geopolitics, economics and the technical and market realities of energy systems in our work. Governments need practical, durable energy and climate policies that recognize the challenge of moving to a lower-carbon economy, provide the energy industry with sufficient certainty to fuel investment, and are cost-effective enough to maintain public support. The intersection of energy and politics remains important in many supply and demand centers, including China, India, the Middle East, and Europe. As the developed world is focused on a low-carbon energy transition, many in the developing world still lack access to reliable modern energy. Technology and market development are crucial to providing cleaner energy to all and energy access to those currently without it.
The Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate focuses on understanding and working through the inherent challenges of the transition to a lower-carbon economy and on developing a wider base of technically, commercially, and economically feasible ideas to accelerate the energy transition.