Energy is essential to our daily lives. Electricity, fuel gas and fuel oil have brought us much convenience, luxury as well as prosperity. However, our present heavy reliance on finite fossil fuels has caused serious energy crisis, air pollution and climate change problems. These energy issues become more urgent and critical as the world energy demand continues to rise.
AERC is established to support cutting-edge research that speeds up the development of energy-related technologies and practical engineering solutions to combat the energy problems. Our R&D areas cover the state-of-the-art energy-efficient and energy-saving technologies that can immediately help us reduce our fossil fuel consumption, and the development of promising clean and renewable energy technologies as cost-competitive alternatives to achieve sustainable energy supply.