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Semi truck cab
The EPA has released a fuel efficiency standards proposal for heavy-duty vehicles. It covers heavy-duty trucks, tractors and semi trucks and the improved standards could reduce GHG emissions by ~250 million metric tons and save 500 million barrels of oil within the program's first five years.
Date: 10/25/2010
Type: News
Power adapter.
The EPA has announced that external power adapters will no longer be eligible for the Energy Star Label because the adapters have become much more efficient since they were first covered under the program.
Date: 09/21/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Electronics
The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency establish the State Energy Efficiency (SEE) Action Network to help accelerate energy efficiency initiatives.
Date: 02/02/2010
Type: News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 businesses and organizations with the Energy Star’s Partner of the Year award for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment.
Date: 04/07/2015
Type: News
Mojave Breeze hybrid air cooler
The Mojave Breeze hybrid air cooler uses indirect evaporative cooling without bringing humid air into homes and requires 80% less electricity than conventional air conditioning.
Date: 03/14/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: HVAC
GTM Research released its latest report on smart grids. The report is the first in a series that outlines the tremendous smart grid opportunity in Asia.
Date: 05/31/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Researchers have made a critical discovery mapping out the energy interaction between transition metal oxides and organic materials, work that could further dye-sensitized solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).
Date: 11/07/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
Tags: LED, OLED
University of Pennsylvania engineers have proposed the possibility of 'two-dimensional' metamaterials that could be achieved by controlling the conductivity of sheets of graphene.
Date: 06/09/2011
Type: News
Tags: graphene
EnergyGuide label
The Federal Trade Commission announced that TVs made after May 2011 will need to have the yellow EnergyGuide label showing estimated annual energy use and how they compare to similarly sized models.
Date: 10/28/2010
Type: News
Even an energy-efficient computer computer server consumes 50 percent of its peak power when idle. By implementing energy-proportional computing, a large amount of energy could be saved and carbon displaced from producing that energy.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Blog

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