From a broad energy perspective that includes fossil, renewable, alternative energy, environmental stewardship, energy policy studies, and a focus on the role of commercial nuclear power, CAES delivers innovative, cost-effective, credible energy research leading to sustainable technology-based economic development. Major CAES initiatives include advanced materials, nuclear science and engineering, energy policy, carbon management, and bioenergy.
The CAES Laboratory is adjacent to the Idaho National Laboratory buildings on the Snake River. The CAES facility is a state-of-the-art, 55,000 square foot lab dedicated in 2009. It has a Gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System.