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By connecting the grid to a wireless network that updates current price and source of energy once every few minutes, an energy start-up hopes to reduce energy consumption and enable large-scale renewable energy use.
Date: 03/31/2009
Type: News
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy says that focusing energy investments on efficiency could reap benefits ranging from 2 million net jobs and $400B per year in energy savings by 2050.
Date: 01/13/2012
Type: News
Due to the variance in many renewable power generation methods, many utilities are looking into energy storage technologies that would store excess solar energy for peak demand times.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: Blog, Video
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
Dow Chemical has unveiled low-cost, thin-film CIGS photovoltaic cells in a roofing shingle form.
Date: 10/07/2009
Amprius' silicon nanowire battery.
Battery startup Amprius plans to bring to market in 2012 a battery that uses nanostructured silicon electrodes to store twice as much energy as anything on the market today.
Date: 09/17/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Home energy audit blower.
A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that communication style is key to getting people to make significant home energy improvements.
Date: 10/04/2010
The DOE announced the winners of $3.4 billion dollars in grants to implement the smart grid into the country's electricity system.
Date: 10/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
LED bulb.
Westinghouse Solar CEO Barry Cinnamon looks at the numbers behind efficiency measures and evaluates energy conservation policy.
Date: 09/13/2010
Type: Article
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The DOE reports that less than 9% of the funds awarded in energy efficiency block grants has been spent, leaving the economy somewhat unstimulated.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
The US Department of Energy is teaming up with Chinese agencies to make more efficient buildings, greener vehicles, and cleaner energy generation.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings

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