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Senate Democrats are aiming for committee markup on global warming legislation on Tuesday, with an unprecedented number of hearings scheduled for thorough analysis.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
PG&E will expand net metering from 2.5 percent of peak demand to 3.5 percent.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
The Institute's Summit has been selected to feature on UCTV, whose programming can be seen in over 22 million households nationwide via cable and worldwide on the internet.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
The Asia Lighting Compact (ALC), a partnership comprising governments, regional lighting associations and the world's largest lighting manufacturers, was launched today in Hong Kong to support the widespread adoption of high-quality, energy efficient lighting in Asia.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: asia, CFL
Touching on progress made in recent decades, this article highlights popular papers published in Nanotechnology in 2009.
Date: 10/29/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics, Photonics
Bringing solar power to developing countries is a function of financing the projects, ensuring sufficient revenue to periodically replace batteries, and promoting energy efficiency, as costs will skyrocket if communities use the electricity to power inefficient appliances.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog
By investing in off-peak energy storage systems, specifically compressed air storage, the utility companies could make better use of government incentives meant to promote energy efficiency.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
According to a recent study of 25 LEED commercial projects, buildings that invest heavily in energy efficiency performed better than those that focused on other aspects of the LEED certification.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Modeling, Economic Impact
ReVolt has developed a zinc-air battery that can store three time the energy of lithium ion batteries and cost less. The company is currently working on making the batteries last for more charging cycles.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
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

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