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Southern California Edison is seeking $65 million in grants for the biggest grid storage battery ever built. The battery system would store wind power generated during off peak times.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Utilities
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
US energy policy that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but ignores energy efficiency could result in a significant increase in natural habitat interference and land use.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: Article
A new type of solar ink was developed at the University of Texas at Austin this month. If perfected, the technology could replace traditional silicon photovoltaic cells as the cheapest form of solar available to consumers.
Date: 08/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
DuPont makes siginicant investment to expand production for its high-performance DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) product line.
Date: 08/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A number of lenders are now offering mortgages deal for people who borrow money to make their homes more energy efficient.
Date: 08/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
There is currently no infrastructure for large scale energy storage. Up until recently, utilities found it a better investment to overproduce electricity and waste the excess.
Date: 08/24/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
China and the US have begun preliminary negotiations about greenhouse gas regulations to avoid any issues which could breakdown the global climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December.
Date: 08/23/2009
Type: News
Lockheed Martin is looking for DOE smart grid funds to pursue cyber-security. The aerospace defense company had experience in secure networking and feels that their technology could up efficiency and security of the smart grid.
Date: 08/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Though nearly all electric utilities are aware of the threats of power outages, higher costs, and increased electric demand associated with climate change, few have plans to cope with the impact.
Date: 08/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities

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