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Initial speaker lineup includes Dan Reicher, Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives at Google, Richard Newell, Administrator for the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and Michael Peevey, President of the California Public Utilities Commission.
Date: 03/15/2010
Type: Event, News
Industry, academia, and government to address the latest in science and technology for a sustainable energy future.
Date: 03/01/2011
Type: News
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to introduce a watered-down energy bill today (July 26), which eliminates targets for carbon caps and mandates that would require utilities to generate some of their power from renewable energy.
Date: 07/26/2010
Type: News
Vendors and local utilities may help the growth of green data centers by providing incentives and rebates and promoting energy efficient products.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Last week, Pew Charitable Trusts released a report indicating global renewable energy finance and investment rose to $263 billion in 2011, an increase of 6.5% from 2010.
Date: 04/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
As renewables become a larger scale of energy production, many utilities still do not have a way to accommodate for distributed generation.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
A new report, which surveyed more than 1400 executives who are responsible for making energy investments, forecasts energy efficiency spending is on the rebound, even in this challenging economy.
Date: 04/20/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
Energy efficiency retrofits.
A new report from the Center for American Progress and Energy Resource Management explores energy efficiency policy at the state level. The study found that state policies have driven private investment into energy efficiency projects, created new jobs and cut energy costs for homes and businesses.
Date: 09/21/2010
Type: Report
China plans to spend billions on research and on building nuclear and renewable energy plants as part of a plan to have clean energy account for 15 percent of total consumption.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
Schematic of quantum dot LED
A recent report from Lux Research (”Nanotech’s Answer Key to the Energy Problem”) suggests that six different nanotechnologies could project energy efficiency savings and energy consumption reductions that are the equivalent of shutting off all the coal-fired power plants in the United States.
Date: 11/03/2010
Type: Blog, Report

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