Chatham House work on energy security includes research into the dynamics of the oil and gas industry, developments in the shale gas industry and reform of global energy governance.
There is limited policy and practice on sustainable and clean energy provision, especially within the humanitarian community. This means that energy needs are met inadequately and inefficiently, and not by using the most effective or carbon-efficient interventions.
This issue is vitally important in considering the needs of the millions of displaced people globally, where energy provision is often ad-hoc and mainly focused on the distribution of clean cookstoves, solar lanterns and solar street lights.
A major project for Chatham House is the Moving Energy Initiative, which examines the provision of sustainable energy for refugees and displaced people, giving particular consideration to the context of the displaced communities, such as their cultural traditions, collective capacities, needs, and technology availabile to them.