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Who We Are

CIEE is a dedicated group of experts who define, conduct, and manage public-interest energy research. Based in the University of California, CIEE puts its experts and other leading researchers to work on energy challenges, yielding new ideas and technologies to meet California’s pace-setting energy goals.

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Research Spotlight

Browse our Library to see the breadth and depth of CIEE's research projects, like these featured here.

2012 California Vulnerability and Adaptation Study

Browse results from this expansive climate change study managed by CIEE. Involving over 120 researchers, these reports give planners, public-health officials, land-use managers, and others the research-backed basis they need to develop strategies to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Learn More About the Study »
Read: Our Changing Climate 2012 »

Transmission Research & Technology
Transfer Reports

These two comprehensive reports are a compilation of results from public interest research projects conducted to advance the development and effective transfer of new technologies to modernize the electric power transmission system.
Modernizing the Grid: Research to Improve Infrastructure, Operations, and Planning »
Technology Transfer Project Final Report, Review Draft »

  • UC Annual Report on Sustainable Practices

    The UC Office of the President has framed its 2013 annual report on sustainability plans and progress with a new goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. View full report »
    CIEE is pleased to contribute to the University's bold initiative. Read more about our efforts »

    CEC funds occupant-responsive HVAC controls

    The California Energy Commission awarded CIEE and its partners $1.6 million for innovative research that will optimize HVAC control systems and deliver more comfortable, energy-efficient indoor environments. Learn more »

    ARPA-E grid project

    The US Department of Energy awarded three years of electric grid stability research funding to CIEE and its collaborators at i4Energy. Learn more about the project »

  • Merwin Brown on NPR, June 29, 11:AM

    CIEE's Electric Grid program Co-Director, Merwin Brown will be featured on "Work with Marty Nemko", the National Public Radio program now in its 25th year. Learn more »

    8th Annual, 2014 BECC Conference, 
    Dec 7-10

    The premier event focused on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy, climate change, and sustainability, returns this year to Washington, DC. Learn more »