About EMF


Forum Goals | Working Groups | Leading Institutions (participants)

The Forum Seeks to:

  • improve understanding of an important energy/environment problem by harnessing the collective capabilities of participating experts 
  • explain the strengths, limitations and caveats of alternative analytical approaches, and
  • identify high priority directions for future research.

The value of our approach has been widely recognized by business and government leaders in the energy and climate change areas.  The United States Association for Energy Economics recognized the Forum with the prestigious Adelman-Frankel Award for its “unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics.”   You may also be interested in reading what a former member of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors said about the Forum’s work on global climate change.

Working Groups

The heart of each EMF study is an ad hoc working group, organized to examine a single topic to which many existing models can be applied. The working group chairman and the issues to be studied are determined before the working group is formed, with the chairman helping to recruit the working group members. Individual invited to participate in a study are considered to have expertise in the topic under investigation. A working group consists of 50-100 members, comprised of equal numbers of model builders and users. These individuals represent a mix of corporate, academic and government perspectives. The goal is to form a diverse working group, composed of members familiar with models and modeling, policy issues, and with a desire to improve the application of models to policy and planning processes. (more about EMF working groups)

Leading Institutions

EMF is an international forum for sharing and facilitating discussions on energy policy and global climate issues among experts.

Participating leading institutions from around the world include:

  • American Petroleum Institute
  • Aramco Services
  • ABARE (Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics)
  • Australian National University
  • BP America
  • The Brattle Group
  • California Energy Commission
  • CSERGE, University of London
  • Cambridge University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Catholic University (Chile)
  • Catholic University, Louvain, (Belgium)
  • Central Planning Bureau (The Netherlands)
  • Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (Japan)
  • Charles River Associates
  • Chevron
  • Duke Energy
  • ECON (Norway)
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • Électricité de France
  • Encana
  • Environment Canada
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Ford Motor
  • General Motors
  • Harvard University
  • General Electric
  • Institute for Applied Energy (Japan)
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria)
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (Saudi Arabia)
  • Mutsubishi International (Japan)
  • London Business School (United Kingdom)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • MITRE
  • National Energy Board (Canada)
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • New Energy Technology & Development Organization (Japan)
  • Onlocation
  • Ontario Power Generation (Canada)
  • Oxford Economic Forecasting (United Kingdom)
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Pennsylvania Power & Light
  • RAND
  • Resources for the Future
  • RIVM ( National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection), (The Netherlands)
  • Sandia National Laboratory
  • Science University of Tokyo (Japan)
  • Southern Company
  • Stanford University
  • Talisman Energy
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • University of Bergen (Norway)
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Texas
  • University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • Yale University