New clean energy technologies have the potential to significantly reduce the impact of energy activities on the environment and make the use of energy much more efficient than today’s end-use practices.  Sustainable Energy Carleton will support research and demonstration of the most promising new energy technologies.  The Centre will assist in the work to move new technologies from the lab to the marketplace by fostering partnerships with leading-edge companies in industry.

On the policy front, Sustainable Energy Carleton will support research into the design and implementation of policies which will inform government priorities, guide new policy initiatives, and strengthen public engagement in sustainable energy.

SEC also coordinates applications for grants and other funding sources which bring in additional resources to support multi-disciplinary research work.