Technology Innovation, Energy, and National Security

Project Expert

Amy M. Jaffe
Amy M. Jaffe

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change

About the Project

Rapid deployment of disruptive digital technologies are having a profound impact on energy markets and the environment. Importantly, these technologies are lowering the costs of government intervention to mitigate climate change as well as altering the landscape for geopolitical rivalry. The project on Technology Innovation, Energy and National Security informs policy makers, business leaders and the general public about what policies and cultural change is needed to ensure digital technologies become part of the solution to U.S. national security and climate change mitigation, rather than a serious barrier to energy security and climate policy. Through meeting series, briefings, reports, and a forthcoming book, the project is exploring how advances in on-demand travel services, automation, data assisted logistics, distributed energy, artificial intelligence, and 3-D printing are reshaping the global energy landscape and in doing so, influencing international security in fundamental and surprising ways. The blog, Energy Realpolitik, delves into the underlying forces shaping global energy.