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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) chairman Jon Wellinghoff speaks on energy efficiency in relation to utility companies and the Smart Grid
Date: 10/16/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Animated infographic from MIT Technology Review showing how flexible, efficient solar cells will make solar power cheaper.
Date: 09/20/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
GreenTech Media highlights five cleantech achievements reached in the first five months of 2013.
Date: 06/03/2013
Type: Article
Mother Jones features an interactive map and article showing the 2011 renewable energy consumption in each of the 50 U.S. states.
Date: 05/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
Solar panels
Just a month after making an announcement about a 40.9 percent efficiency multi-junction production cell, Solar Junction has announced an NREL-validated efficiency value of 41.4 percent on a production cell.
Date: 02/15/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Stion Solar Panel
Stion has funding through a White House initiative to develop a new type of low-cost, high-efficiency solar panel. The panels combine two types of solar cells, which will allow them to efficiently convert a wide range of the solar spectrum into electricity.
Date: 02/15/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
GE "Power Your Home" challenge logo
GE has launched the second phase of its Ecomagination Challenge with the aim of finding the best ideas in energy efficiency and integrating renewables in the residential sector.
Date: 01/18/2011
Type: Article, News
Technologies: General Information
Thermostat
Co-generation of heat from coal power plants increases energy efficiency, but the resultant reliance on coal plants to supply heat limits the grid's use of renewable energy during cold months. As a result, some grid operators are building pumped hydro systems to store the un-used renewable energy.
Date: 11/16/2010
Type: Article
“Reinventing Fire” aims to create a clear and practical vision of a fossil-fuel-free future for the United States, backed up by quantitative analysis, and to map a pathway to achieve that future, led largely by business.
Date: 03/17/2010
Type: Slides, Video
India announces a $1 clean energy tax per ton of coal and a 5 percent import tax reduction on renewable energy in order to boost cleantech investments.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog

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