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Institute for Energy Efficiency faculty member and Eucalyptus Systems CTO Rich Wolski to speak at upcoming GovIT Expo in Washington D.C.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: News
The most efficient buildings are dense multipurpose structures like skyscrapers, which minimize material, heating, and cooling. Single-family suburban houses are inefficient since they need to be individually heated and cooled, and are spread out from the population, encouraging driving more.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
According to a newly released study, California is set to significantly increase its solar power capacity for the rest of 2009 and through 2010. Such an increase in solar in the state is counter to global trends.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
IBM, which already is deeply invested in the smart grid through numerous software deals, has now created software that links various third-party vendors to a single system called Solution Architecture for Energy and Utilities Framework (SAFE).
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The World Bank announced the increase in financing to renewable energy projects, specifically for energy efficiency, which accounts for 40% of the total lending.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: News
Institute for Energy Efficiency Executive Director Dan Colbert attends Washington DC discussion on the new energy economy hosted by Rep. Lois Capps.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: News
The solar manufacturer 1366 Technologies announced a new 18% efficient photovoltaic cell that utilizes two new breakthroughs of light-trapping honeycomb structure and minimal shading from front-side metallization.
Date: 09/15/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The US Department of Energy announced investing $450 million to assist in a nationwide energy efficiency upgrade. The policy is expected to save $100 million annually in utility bills.
Date: 09/15/2009
Type: News
Researchers at Uppsala University have created an environmentally benign battery using cellulose and salt. The technology is cheap, easy to manufacture, and rechargeable. The battery could be produced commercially within three years.
Date: 09/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
In an effort to train students for jobs of the future, Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska now offers a two-year associate degree in the design and management of energy efficient data centers.
Date: 09/14/2009
Type: News

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