Initiatives & Networks

Energy Modelling Forum (EMF)

The Energy Modelling Forum (EMF) seeks to improve the use of energy and environmental policy models for making important corporate and government decisions.  Three major goals guide this effort: i) harness the collective capabilities of multiple models to improve the understanding of important energy and associated environmental problems, ii)  explain the strengths and limitations of competing approaches to the problem, and iii)  provide guidance for future research efforts. EMF was established at Stanford in 1976 to bring together leading experts and decisionmakers from government, industry, universities, and other research organizations to study important energy and environmental issues.  For each study, the Forum organizes a working group to develop the study design, analyze and compare each model’s results and discuss key conclusions.