The California Energy Commission has released a report summarizing advances in clean energy research funded through the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program.
The 2012 PIER Annual Report highlights projects designed to improve the reliability of the state’s electricity supply, boost energy efficiency of building and appliances, and increase renewable sources of power. These efforts lower energy costs for consumers, while helping the state meet essential energy and environmental goals.
“This report details new research achievements and pioneering energy technologies that save Californians energy and money,” said Energy Commission Chair Robert B. Weisenmiller. “The Energy Commission’s investment in public energy research has helped transform the state’s energy landscape, providing clear and quantifiable results that allow policymakers and innovators to plan for a clean and secure energy future.”