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A study by Cambridge researchers shows that approximately 73 percent of global energy use could be eliminated simply by implementing energy efficiency improvements in buildings and transportation.
Date: 01/26/2011
Type: Report
Technologies: General Information
A recent report by the National Academies of Science and Engineering had some interesting things to say about America’s energy usage.
Date: 04/16/2010
Type: News
The electric vehicle company, Zenn, is investing heavily in the battery company EEStor, who promises to drastically improved ultracapacitor battery in 2010.
Date: 07/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Dr. Edward Moses, Director for the National Ignition Facility and Principal Associate Director for the NIF and Photon Science organization at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, presents an Energy Leadership Lecture entitled "Laser Fusion Energy: Opportunities and Challenges."
Date: 07/06/2010
Technologies: Photonics
Ed Mazria
An award-winning architect, author and educator, Mazria presents the 2030 Blueprint, a simple, yet powerful approach to solving our energy, climate change and economic crisis through the building sector, the largest energy consumer in the United States.
Date: 01/26/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Startup software company EcoFactor is partnering with Texan utility company Oncor to turn programmable thermostats into smart, energy-saving devices.
Date: 07/07/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
Bloom Energy fuel cells
This project will make eBay the first major tech company to use fuel cells as a primary source of energy for data centers, rather than getting their energy from the national power grid, which is heavily dependent on coal plants.
Date: 06/22/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Data Centers
The EPA to announce its official determination of the dangers greenhouse gases pose to human health and the environment. The findings could influence future regulation as well as President Obama's decisions as the upcoming climate conference in Copenhagen.
Date: 12/07/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Climate Change
Optimum Controls skyscraper
A new partnership between Optimum Energy and Johnson Controls offers energy management for central chilled water plants that are used to cool water for air conditioning systems in skyscrapers.
Date: 01/24/2011
Type: Article
Institute faculty member, Eric McFarland, is assisting CUNY Energy Institute in the development of a grid-scale battery storage project. This new battery uses nickel-zinc technology that is cheaper to produce and just as long-lasting as lithium-ion batteries.
Date: 05/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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