My research and students seek a systems approach to describe the role of energy and energy technologies in our past and future. This approach provides the best way to both address questions about our future economy and environment as well as understand how individual technologies can and cannot affect the macro-scale and long-run trends that will frame our future options. I seek understanding of the relationships among:
- energy resources and technologies,
- population demographics,
- water and food,
- macroeconomic factors, and
- implications of internalizing environmental externalities.