The University of Southern California Global Energy Network is well positioned to provide leadership supporting a balanced, objective approach to the energy challenges facing our world. USC scholars have focused on all elements of energy including technology, public policy, workforce development, finance, and economics for decades.
The university’s scholars have conducted in-depth research in nearly all aspects of energy technology including renewables, geothermal, and nuclear with many developing patents that are now being used in industry. It is important to note that USC is the only research university in the western United States with a significant petroleum engineering program. The university has also undertaken a variety of energy research projects on a national and global basis.
The Global Energy Network leadership is devoted to taking a comprehensive approach to energy. The GEC is a unique center with a multidisciplinary program that plans to involve the following at USC:
- Viterbi School of Engineering
- Price School of Public Policy
- Marshall School of Business
- Energy Institute
The following are key elements of the GEN planning for the future:
- Energy Issues
- Research (partial list)
- Education and Outreach