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China establishes a National Energy Commission to coordinate energy policy related to environmental damage resulting from fossil fuel use and concerns of reliance on foreign energy sources.
Date: 01/28/2010
Type: News
China has put concrete numbers on a carbon intensity reduction plan, equating to approximately 4% in greenhouse gas emissions reductions per year, but this will not result in the peaking of emissions anytime soon.
Date: 11/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Cisco Systems introduced a new home energy management system with a countertop touch-screen display that allows users to monitor and program home energy use. The system will undergo a year-long pilot test with customers of Duke Energy.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Blog, News
Cisco is designing an automated system to manage a buildings energy use through networked lighting, HVAC, and other systems.
Date: 07/01/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems
Cisco Systems is partnering with a German utility to create a cleaner, more efficient electrical smart grid.
Date: 10/05/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Cisco is increasingly investing in smart grid technology via a backdoor route, selling data center hardware to electric utilities.
Date: 08/07/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
In an effort to inspire businesses and residents to better insulate buildings and improve energy efficiency, the mayor of Boston announced a plan to scan the city with infrared technology. The scans will reveal heat leaks in buildings and will be the first of their kind in a major American city.
Date: 06/21/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Find out how much money you could save by purchasing a hybrid vehicle with our new Clean Car Calculator, developed by Institute faculty member Sangwon Suh.
Date: 04/17/2012
Type: News
Despite continued growth and government investment in the clean technology sector, the U.S. may be losing its competitive edge to more proactive countries like China due to the lack of a national clean energy policy.
Date: 06/16/2010
Type: News, Video
Cleantech has passed biotech and IT as the top venture capital investment category in the world.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact

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