Research Themes

As part of our education, RCEES also seeks to conduct high value research that are critical to sustainable energy development. Key thematic areas of the Centre are as follows

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Energy Transitions

Climate change and other environmental as well as social impacts of energy exploration and consumption are pushing societies to transition from the current use of fossil fuels to renewable and other cleaner and sustainable energy sources that will bring global carbon emissions to zero.

Energy Storage

Research on energy storage has always been important and more so now in the global push for a transition to renewable energy resources. Electrical energy generated may need to be stored for future use.

Energy, Society and Environment

Energy is required to drive societal development, and energy consumption by society affects the environment. The environmental impact from energy consumption can have negative impacts on societies, i.e. social impact.

Environment and Health

Energy exploration and consumption are not the only sources of environmental stressors. Human activities in general, production and consumption patterns, tend to affect the health of the environment, polluting and degrading it.

Environmental Management

It is an established fact that humanity’s activities affect the environment, usually in a negative way. However, humanity needs a healthy environment to support life.

Environment and Climate

Climate scientists have linked severe droughts, flooding and other extreme weather conditions to climate change. Global warming due to increased levels of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere has resulted in climate change.