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Researchers at Ohio State University have reached a new milestone with their solar air battery by achieving a 20 percent energy savings over traditional lithium-iodine batteries.
Date: 08/04/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Hundreds of businesses including eBay and Nestle back federal rules to cut emissions and encourage a switch away from coal to renewable energy.
Date: 08/03/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy announced that their TRANSNET project teams will design new software systems that provide travelers information about energy-efficient transportation options to reach their destinations.
Date: 07/30/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Over a dozen US companies are investing up to $140 billion in tackling climate change by using energy efficient technology.
Date: 07/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
The sixth of nine new manufacturing institutes brings $610 million in public-private investment to next-generation photonics manufacturing, fostering American manufacturing innovation to transform digital communications and high-performance computing
Date: 07/27/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Photonics
Researchers make important step towards a solar cell that generates hydrogen as a form of clean fuel.
Date: 07/21/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Global investment in nuclear power is at a much smaller magnitude than that of renewable energy. Many world powers generate more energy from non-hydro renewables than from nuclear.
Date: 07/20/2015
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
Sustainability leader UCSB sets new goal to reduce potable water use by 12 percent by next spring.
Date: 07/17/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Utilities
Engineers have combined two promising solar cell materials together for the first time, creating a new platform for LED technology. The team designed a way to embed strongly luminescent nanoparticles called colloidal quantum dots into perovskite.
Date: 07/15/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The White House Better Buildings Challenge has already saved participants over $1 billion in the first two years of the ten year program. The success of this challenge shows the new trend in energy efficiency that is not only government-mandated, but also market-driven.
Date: 06/12/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings

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