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New research showing dismal results for energy efficiency in homes highlights the need for performance-based measures.
Date: 07/08/2015
Type: Article
The DRPs are in. Now comes the hard part: building DERs into business-as-usual for the grid.
Date: 07/07/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
If California is going to find a technological exit from its perpetual water crises,the next generation of precision agriculture will have to take root in the Central Valley, where growers soak up about 80% of the water diverted for human use.
Date: 07/06/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
This summer a United Airlines flight will travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco using fuel generated from farm waste and oils derived from animal fats.
Date: 07/01/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
One of the administration’s most ambitious initiatives for controlling toxic emissions was stopped in its tracks by the Supreme Court.
Date: 06/29/2015
Type: Article
The research group at the NIMS Photovoltaic Materials Unit achieved 15% energy conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells for the first time certified at an international public test center.
Date: 06/25/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Chemists at UCLA have discovered a way to store energy from sunlight for up to several weeks, instead of the microseconds found in today's rooftop solar panels.
Date: 06/23/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Pope Francis called for a radical transformation of politics, economics and individual lifestyles to confront environmental degradation and climate change, in his much-awaited papal encyclical.
Date: 06/18/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
UCSB'S Institute for Energy Efficiency, UC Davis, and PowWow Energy receive funding from the CEC to measure groundwater use and to help growers deal with the state’s water crisis.
Date: 06/15/2015
Type: Article
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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