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A U.S. Department of Energy report finds that the energy lights consume during operation makes up the majority of their environmental impact, compared to the energy consumed in making and transporting them. The report came out with many other findings and predictions.
Date: 07/05/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
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The DOE reports that less than 9% of the funds awarded in energy efficiency block grants has been spent, leaving the economy somewhat unstimulated.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
Ernest Moniz of MIT gets sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Energy. In his first speech as Secretary of Energy, Moniz makes it clear that energy efficiency will be the central priority during his tenure.
Date: 05/21/2013
Type: Article
Professor Ceder's battery lab is testing a magnesium atom.
The government's new Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) invests in high-risk high-rewards energy projects such as carbon nanotubes to store electricity or a "materials genome" for better battery fabrication.
Date: 08/22/2010
Type: Article
The Department of Energy's new Research Support Facility on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus is now the nation's largest zero-energy office building.
Date: 07/06/2010
The Department of Energy released a free publicly available database of actual energy performance data from more than 60,000 residential and commercial buildings; the data will allow users to identify key building energy efficiency opportunities and perform insightful statistical analyses.
Date: 06/18/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
A new form of platinum that could be used to make cheaper, more efficient fuel cells has been created by researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Houston.
Date: 04/26/2010
Type: News
GE's Nucleus software displays real-time and historical energy use.
GE is partnering with the Department of Energy on a $5 million program that will test the energy efficiency of homes equipped with smart grid products, LEDs and solar panels.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
The company, S-RAM Dynamics, was awarded $400,000 through DOE's “Next Generation Energy Efficient Buildings Technologies" program to commercialize an energy efficient heat pump that can save 50% on energy.
Date: 09/05/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
The U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Program is working on minimizing the soft costs of distributed solar. The goal is to make distributed solar competitive with the most affordable sources of gird electricity supply.
Date: 06/26/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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