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Newer American homes consume roughly the same amount of energy as older homes, even though there has been substantial increases in energy efficiency in appliances and HVAC systems.
Date: 02/13/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
According to the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy, it's possible to double energy efficiency across the U.S. economy by 2030.
Date: 02/12/2013
Type: Article
Reports show that millions of Americans are passionate about seeing the country invest in clean energy and take action to stop climate disruption.
Date: 02/11/2013
Type: Article
A new technology, the wind energy downdraft tower, may provide clean, renewable wind power in areas that have low or inconsistent winds. The skyscraper-sized structure has virtually no carbon footprint, fuel consumption, or waste production.
Date: 02/07/2013
Type: Article
Advances in materials and simpler fabrication methods have opened the doors to paper-thin electronics. One day we might have cheap, bendable, disposable, and perhaps even recyclable electronics.
Date: 02/05/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics
The EPA is proposing higher Renewable Fuel Standards including an increase in the percentage of biofuels that refiners must include in their gasoline and diesel.
Date: 02/04/2013
Type: Article
The US Postal Service says it saved more than $52 million in 2012 by reducing their energy, water, and soft goods consumption; decreasing their fuel use; and producing less solid waste. USPS also generated nearly $24 million in revenue by recycling.
Date: 02/01/2013
Type: Article
Scientists at Johns Hopkins report that the hole in the ozone layer is changing ocean circulation. This can potentially alter the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and impact global climate change.
Date: 01/31/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
BMW is unveiling a new technology that can mold a woven sheet of carbon fiber into a completed car part in less than 10 minutes. Carbon fiber parts will greatly reduce fuel consumption.
Date: 01/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Intel announced that it would release information on its silicon-based optical system that enables the data and computing elements in a rack of computer servers to communicate at 100 gigabits a second. This will enable data centers to perform faster and use about half as much power.
Date: 01/18/2013
Type: Article

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