Our annual reports explore issues of high priority to the foundation, provide financial information, and list staff and board members. For annual reports prior to 2013, the links below will open a PDF of that year’s annual report.
In the U.S. and China, Energy Foundation grantees and allies have worked for decades to make the case that we should build a new energy economy based on clean energy. The Paris climate agreement, finalized in December 2015, signaled to the world—and to global markets—that the new energy economy is coming fast.
Our 2014 annual report, Clean Energy Markets: Investments and Innovation Serving the Public Good, highlights how this narrative is already well known to U.S. businesses, and how they are responding. It makes good business sense for companies to invest in renewables and energy efficiency. Walmart has more on-site installed solar capacity than any other company in America. Tech giants like Google and Apple are innovating and investing, in some cases powering their data centers with 100 percent renewables. Lennar Homes is installing affordable solar power on every house in some communities to meet demand. And General Motors and Tesla are close to unveiling family-friendly electric vehicles with a 200-mile range and roughly $30,000 price tag.
In the best of American traditions, competitive markets are spurring innovation and delivering big economic and health benefits for all of us. New investments in cutting-edge technologies provide local jobs, reduce electric bills, and clean the air and water—for today’s children and future generations. They also reduce carbon emissions, which will help the U.S. meet and exceed the goals set at COP21.
A man in Michigan charges his electric car with power generated from solar panels on the roof of his house and has plenty of energy to spare. Four hundred farmers in rural Texas collectively earn $10 million a year from a wind-turbine project on their land. A solar array installed at a U.S. Air Force base in Nevada saves $1 million per year in energy costs and provides resiliency in an emergency.
Stories from the future? No: These stories and many more are playing out across the country. Families, businesses, local governments, schools, and the military are enjoying the benefits of clean energy technology born of the long tradition of American innovation.
The Energy Foundation’s online 2013 Annual Report, “American Clean Energy Stories,” shares real-life examples of clean-energy advances such as wind and solar power, city-wide LED lights, and electric cars. Since 1991 our grantees have provided education and analysis to advance policies to build vibrant clean energy markets like these.
Explore our 2013 annual report here.