BOARD ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
The National Academies Board on Energy and Environmental Systems conducts a program of studies and other activities to provide independent advice to the executive and legislative branches of government and the private sector on issues in energy and environmental technology, and related public policy. The Board directs expert attention to (1) energy supply and demand technologies and systems, including resource extraction through mining and drilling, energy conversion, distribution and delivery, and efficiency of use; (2) environmental consequences of energy-related activities; (3) environmental systems and controls in areas related to fuels production, energy conversion, transmission and use; and (4) related issues in national security and defense. In its work, the Board mobilizes a wide range of expertise in engineering and the physical and social sciences. In pursuit of its goals, the Board develops strategic plans, meets with sponsors and other interested organizations to exchange ideas and information, and provides stewardship of sponsored activities involving studies, briefings, workshops, symposia, and a variety of information dissemination activities.