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California-based Simbol Materials plans to extract Lithium and other valuable elements from the brine used by Geothermal plants, just as the demand for Lithium is expected to soar due to future increase in electric cars.
Date: 11/16/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
Battery startup Primus Power's newly designed flow batteries could make grid scale energy storage cheaper.
Date: 06/07/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
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
Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Steve Koonin speaks on sustainably managing the energy and resource strains on the world associated with population growth and industrialization.
Date: 01/21/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Light Emitting Diode (LED) technologies are a more favorable alternative to conventional lighting sources.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
A recent study by New York City's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability found that most energy intensive large buildings typically use three to five times more energy than least energy intensive buildings. NYC large buildings account for 45% of the city's carbon emissions.
Date: 08/06/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
A new study predicts that by 2030, the US will use land area the size of Minnesota for energy production, citing the huge amount of land needed for current renewable technologies. The report highlights the importance of energy conservation and energy efficiency to combat this land consumption.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: Blog
Stanford researchers have discovered a way to use graphene-coated sulphur particles as a means of increasing the specific capacity of lithium batteries.
Date: 07/05/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries

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