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Department of Energy's ARPA-E selects 37 projects to pursue breakthroughs that could fundamentally change the way we use and produce energy.
Date: 10/26/2009
Type: News
Arch Rock has developed a new data center monitoring program, which measures and relates temperature, humidity, electricity use, and fan speed to create the most energy efficient conditions.
Date: 10/26/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
To track the installed costs of solar photovoltaic systems, Lawrence Berkeley Lab studied cost data from more than 52,000 residential and non-residential PV systems.
Date: 10/22/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
States are opting to back big energy efficiency programs to reduce electricity demand and cut greenhouse-gas emissions. Total spending on energy efficiency programs is expected to rise from $3.1 billion in 2008 to $7-$12 billion in 2020.
Date: 10/22/2009
Type: News
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy released ranking for the energy efficiency of each state based on utility efficiency programs, building-code policies, and appliance standards.
Date: 10/21/2009
Type: Blog
The U.S. Department of Energy's 2008 Buildings Energy Data Book contains statistics on residential and commercial building energy consumption. Data tables contain statistics related to construction, building technologies, energy consumption, and building characteristics.
Date: 10/21/2009
Technologies: Buildings, Climate Change
The new Smart Green Grid Initiative (SGGI) will serve as an official smart grid delegation to the Copenhagen meetings and will focus on education regarding how the smart grid can help support attainment of climate change goals.
Date: 10/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Utilities are preparing for the announcement for DOE of smart grid stimulus funding. New York is especially eager, having already started investing heavily in the smart grid.
Date: 10/20/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
A Chinese company and its U.S. partner are looking at ways of replacing mass transportation with electrically powered buses that use ultracapacitors to sustain a charge.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: News
New research conducted at Caltech shows the possibility of increasing the efficiency of thin-film amorphous silicon cells.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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