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The EU has agreed on energy standards including renewable energy for new buildings and has also established new labeling rules to rank the energy efficiency of products such as refrigerators, windows, and doors.
Date: 11/18/2009
Type: News
The US and China announce plans for a $150 million joint clean energy research center.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: Blog
The White House is considering implementation of a two-year, $23 billion "Home Star" program to encourage homeowners to undertake weatherization projects such as adding air sealing, insulation and energy-saving light bulbs.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: News
Concentrating solar photovoltaic technology has the potential to be low cost and efficient, but production must be scaled up through proven performance in order to bring costs down.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: Article
An $11 million grant from the Department of Energy will help Honeywell and SCE install smart grid technology in California.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: News
China’s finance ministry has selected hundreds of projects totaling nearly $3 billion in costs for its subsidy plan to dramatically boost the country’s solar energy production.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: News
Tags: China, PV, solar
Mark Pinto, Senior Vice President at Applied Materials, discusses the opportunity for new technology solutions in the field of clean energy.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: Video
Executives from various companies have formed the Electrification Coalition which aims to promote government action to facilitate deployment of electric vehicles, calling for revised building codes and loan guarantees.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute has come up with a way to shut down a sizzling lithium battery. Notebooks and cell phones containing the technology maybe released next year with cars to follow.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Utilities use network-connected meters and other new technologies to build a smart grid that will reduce outages, cut costs and improve customer service.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article

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