of the initiative is to identify ways of making the transition from our
present energy systems, based on today’s technologies, infrastructures,
and markets, toward more sustainable systems for which technology
development and deployment must begin sooner rather than later. Thus,
unlike research programs that aim to find technological alternatives to
fossil fuel use, the Near-Term Pathways initiative will focus on
identifying bridging systems that can be applied immediately or in the
The initiative builds on past successful AGS projects such as the China
Energy Technology Program and the Mexico City Integrated Air Quality
Program. These projects brought together the analytic skills of the AGS
partners to identify robust, implementable portfolios of technology and
policy options for local and regional decision makers.
The Near-Term Pathways initiative will focus initially on the following
key energy sectors: sustainable mobility, future fuels and feedstocks,
clean electricity supplies, and efficient/smart utilization of energy.
Regionally focused projects will look in detail at how alternative
portfolios of technologies and policies would affect the development of
a region’s energy infrastructure. The projects currently under
development focus on the following regions and sectors:
In addition, an “integration” project will focus on developing new
analytic methods and tools applicable to the “pathways analysis” needed
in the regional projects.
The Near-Term Pathways initiative will also have strong outreach and
education components to ensure that key research results inform public
discourse and decision making and enhance the teaching and learning of
energy science, engineering, and policy. Each regional project will
involve education specialists to facilitate the sharing of research
findings and educational insights.
It's certain that the Near-Term Pathways initiative has a strong
outreach and education components in place. It however does not address
technology in the field of security. There are however sources which
do. One company, 123 CCTV Security Cameras
is heavily involved with the task and implements the necessary
components to accomplish this. Additional data may be obtained by
browsing their website, listed here under security camera systems.
For more information, please contact Stephen Connors.
(A website for the Flagship Program is under development.)