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Latest EIA reports show declining trends in coal use in the US, but increasing trends in almost every other part of the world. The report says that by 2017, coal is likely to surpass oil as the world's top energy source.
Date: 03/04/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Emission permits were sold at $2.91 above the reserve price at Californias second carbon auction, exceeding analysts expectations, and raising about $176 million in revenues.
Date: 03/01/2013
Type: Article
Designing for tomorrow: computer chips for electronics are becoming smaller, cheaper, and more flexible. This opens doors for the next generation of electronics.
Date: 02/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Electronics
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara are developing a new method of harvesting the Sun's energy. "It is the first radically new and potentially workable alternative to semiconductor-based solar conversion devices to be developed in the past 70 years or so."
Date: 02/27/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Machine-to-machine technologies (technologies that facilitate the connectivity of physical infrastructure and devices) can help decrease emissions by roughly ten billion metric tons by 2020, according to a report by AT&T.
Date: 02/26/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Modeling
China has leapfrogged the United States in greenhouse gas policy. The country will introduce a stringent greenhouse gas tax that aims to protect the environment and lower CO2 emissions. This is good news for the country and for the planet.
Date: 02/25/2013
Type: Article
The world's cumulative photovoltaic capacity crossed the 100- gigawatt mark in 2012, showing evidence of an increasingly global PV market.
Date: 02/21/2013
Type: Article
Startup Soraa says its second- generation LEDs will be brighter and more efficient than conventional LEDs, setting a new record in performance.
Date: 02/21/2013
Type: Article
Feldheim, a German town with 150 inhabitants has gone off the grid, becoming energy independent and saving 30 % in electricity costs.
Date: 02/19/2013
Type: Article
California has just set a big target of 50 megawatts for energy storage on the grid as part of the California Energy Action Plan.
Date: 02/14/2013
Type: Article

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