Energy Systems of the Future

Our current energy system is a potent contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions.

The Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS) investigates clean, affordable, accessible systems and advises the energy industry, regulators, and policymakers on the wide-ranging changes needed to meet ambitious climate goals. Research topics focus on both supply and demand, including renewables, energy storage, efficient heating and cooling technologies, electric vehicles and mobility transitions, distributed energy systems, energy access, clean cooking fuels, and more.