Cleaner, safer and more prosperous

Energy supply is responsible for over half of greenhouse gas emissions globally. To mitigate climate change, the world must rapidly move away from fossil fuels. Investment in clean energy has the potential to make the world a cleaner, safer and more prosperous place, but many challenges remain.

From community-based off-grid renewable energy, to redirecting international financial flows, Smith School researchers work to identify key levers for change at the cutting edge of the global energy transition.

Energy & finance

Energy-related projects at OSFG

Oxford Sustainable Finance Group (OSFG) projects with an energy-related component include work on stranded assets, the value of AI and new data science, and the need for analytics to quantify climate risk. 


Switching to renewable energy could save trillions

The BBC reports on a new Oxford study that finds switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn (£10.2tn) by 2050. The report said it was wrong and pessimistic to claim that moving quickly towards cleaner energy sources was expensive. "Our latest research shows scaling-up key green technologies will continue to drive their costs down, and the faster we go, the more we will save," said Dr Rupert Way, the report's lead author from the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

Past projects