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Vision & Mission

Who We Are

Our Vision

The Institute’s Vision is that both global energy policy and business decisions are anchored in sound science and engineering principles to achieve a healthier, sustainable, and socially just low carbon environment.

Our Mission

The Institute’s Mission is to globally promote and educate energy fundamentals to technically trained and untrained stakeholders through objective education on all aspects of optimal holistic energy options.

Our Purpose

The Institute of Global Energy Education’s (Institute’s) purpose is to fill existing knowledge gaps in how energy works and its impacts on people and the planet. We support making policies consistent with physics to meet the challenges of Climate Change while meeting the need for more energy[1]. We plan to achieve this through energy education, translating complex technical issues into comprehensible concepts. By bridging the gap between energy fact and fiction, we seek to ensure energy policies, business decisions, and social programs related to energy are anchored in common fundamental scientific and engineering principles.

        [1] Examples of energy include biomass, coal, geothermal, hydroelectric, hydrogen, natural gas, nuclear, ocean (tidal & wave), oil, solar, and wind.

Our Plan Of Action

The Institute aspires to become the premiere energy education partner by developing and implementing programs in the following three primary channels:

  1. Higher Education Programs thru research & collaboration. We envision supporting implementation of Concentrations and Degrees in Energy Administration in fields such as Law, Economics, Political Science, History, Education, and other non-technical degree fields so more graduates understand how energy works. We envision developing multi-discipline Centers of Energy Education to reflect how interconnected and important energy is in modern civilization. We believe educating future secondary school teachers about how energy works is critical, to empower them to convey accurate information when asked about energy and to inspire the next generation of energy practitioners.
  2. Government and Industry Engagement Programs will educate the workforce, both public and private. This education will take the form of workshops and classes for specific companies and industry organizations, and for individuals that have professional development requirements. It will include online and in-person courses plus collaboration with professional associations.
  3. Institute-Sponsored Programs for individual professionals and the public. These include research grants, In-House studies, and white papers; holding symposiums and public outreach programs with local and regional civic and educational entities; and acting as an information clearinghouse. We will stay abreast of new energy initiatives and how they interact with the environment, climate, and society, including both intended and unintended consequences.

We seek not to reinvent but to enhance proven programs of information and education.  The Institute believes that educating those with or without a technical background about how energy works, from cradle to grave, in a technically neutral and intellectually impartial manner is necessary for society to achieve climate and environmental goals that are beneficial for all.