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Harvard researches released a database of 35,000 organic molecules that are potentially over 10% efficient in converting solar energy into electricity. One thousand of the molecules are potentially over 11% efficient. The database will assist in the search for new organic photovoltaic materials.
Date: 06/27/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
President Obama laid out his new Climate Action Plan in a speech at Georgetown University yesterday. This Energy Manger Today article cover the major points discussed in the plan.
Date: 06/26/2013
Type: Article
Internet devices, such as modems and routers, are rarely unplugged and have shown to consume large amounts of energy. The Natural Resources Defense Council is looking into ways to reduce the energy consumption of these devices.
Date: 06/24/2013
Type: Article
Institute faculty Kaustav Banerjee and team demonstrate first n-type field effect transistors on monolayer tungsten diselenide with record performance.
Date: 06/24/2013
A report by the Carbon Disclosure Project shows that many cities around the world are taking big steps to improve their energy efficiency and sustainability, even though nations struggle to forge a global response to climate change.
Date: 06/21/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
EPRI has created an analytical software tool to quantify the value and cost-effectiveness of energy storage. The tool can be used by utilities and regulators to perform detailed assessments of the value of energy storage technologies in different applications.
Date: 06/20/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative and EcoVadis have partnered to launch an online platform to monitor sustainability practices in the information and communications technologies sector supply chains.
Date: 06/19/2013
Type: Article
The Department of Energy released a free publicly available database of actual energy performance data from more than 60,000 residential and commercial buildings; the data will allow users to identify key building energy efficiency opportunities and perform insightful statistical analyses.
Date: 06/18/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
The Navy base in Oxnard, California has saved thousands of dollars in energy bills by installing 300 smart meters pinpointing energy waste on the base.
Date: 06/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Consolidating pictures, videos, emails and documents on remote servers saves more energy than keeping them on personal computers
Date: 06/12/2013
Type: Article

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