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The Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program launches its latest challenge on Wednesday: an initiative to develop a $100 wireless submeter. The hope is that submeters can help building owners and tenants better understand energy use and help solve the split incentive issue.
Date: 05/06/2013
Type: Article
In the latest rankings by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, UC Santa Barbara has placed second on the annual list of the top 500 major universities in the world in terms of impact in the field of the sciences.
Date: 04/19/2013
Type: Article
In the latest rankings by Leiden University in the Netherlands, UCSB ranked 2nd on the annual list of the top 500 major universities in the world in terms of impact in the field of the sciences. This represents a jump of five places from last year's annual ranking of the top 500.
Date: 04/17/2013
Type: Article
A Seattle-based startup, EnerG2, has developed a carbon anode that can significantly improve the storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries without requiring a new battery design or a different manufacturing process.
Date: 04/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
The newest European Union (EU) statistics show its member nations are on track to meet their renewable energy targets but will need a new policy boost to keep up the pace.
Date: 04/15/2013
Type: Article
Silicon carbide inverters are replacing silicon-based systems on trains. Silicon carbide systems are lighter and smaller than conventional systems and provide many other material advantages. Users report roughly 40% energy savings compared to a conventional system.
Date: 04/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Transportation
The mayor of Lancaster has required all new homes in the city to either come equipped with solar panels or be in subdivisions that produce one kilowatt of solar energy per house, part of his plant to make Lancaster the solar capital of the universe.
Date: 04/10/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Developing countries are more vulnerable to changes in climate and often face greater consequences than developed countries. This AlertNet article looks at the growing food insecurity and troubles with power generation in Sri Lanka as climate becomes more unstable.
Date: 04/08/2013
Type: Article
The Obama administration finalized U.S. standards that will nearly double the average fuel mileage of cars and trucks by 2025. This IEEE article looks at 10 cars that show that there are many ways to wring more miles from a gallon of fuel.
Date: 04/05/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Many American companies are relocating their factories back on American soil, citing increasing domestic labor productivity and rising wages in China. What does this mean for US energy intensity?
Date: 04/03/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact

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