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IR body scan. Photo Credit: http://www.watershed.net/About-Saunas/
Human body heat from Stockholm's Central Station is providing as much 25% of the heat for a nearby green building.
Date: 01/20/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Battery breakthroughs could lower costs and improve performance for electric vehicles and renewable energy storage, but commercializing these new technologies will be challenging.
Date: 06/29/2010
Technologies: Batteries
Startup General Compression has been awarded a DOE grant for their compressed air energy storage project.
Date: 07/20/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Former President, Bill Clinton, addresses the importance of retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient in both poor and rich countries.
Date: 04/24/2012
Type: Article
Yesterday Attorney General Jerry Brown announced a completely new kind of renewable energy legislation, introduced by State Assembly member Nancy Skinner (D) – designed to add more renewable energy storage to the grid.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
The California Energy Commission has unveiled a $90m Clean Energy Manufacturing Program to assist clean energy companies in the state.
Date: 02/25/2010
Type: News
China widened its lead over the U.S. in a renewable energy ranking compiled by consultant Ernst & Young that gauges the attractiveness to investors of wind and solar power projects in those countries.
Date: 09/14/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Due to the variance in many renewable power generation methods, many utilities are looking into energy storage technologies that would store excess solar energy for peak demand times.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: Blog, Video
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
Bloom Energy fuel cells
This project will make eBay the first major tech company to use fuel cells as a primary source of energy for data centers, rather than getting their energy from the national power grid, which is heavily dependent on coal plants.
Date: 06/22/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Data Centers
Improved light controls
In addition to its 50 LEED-certified facilities, the University of California system has implemented a number of programs to improve efficiency. These programs include energy-efficient lighting, renewable energy sources, and efficient laboratory ventilation systems, to name a few.
Date: 05/25/2011
Type: Article

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