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BSST is collaborating with academic and industrial researchers to further accelerate material advancements.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
As utility and IT companies begin to invest in smart grid technology, many other sectors are trying to find ways to profit from smart grid implementation.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
computer clunker
Popular Science commentary on the Cash for Clunkers program suggest a Cash for Tech Clunkers program.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
PG&E study shows building automation systems for controlling lights actually work.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Modular system allows for the addition of other energy-saving features when utilities raise electricity prices or enact real-time pricing.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Just Venting website commentary on the McKinsey report “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy".
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
$2.4 billion in stimulus funding will be awarded for advanced battery technology for hybrid and electric-drive vehicles through the stimulus act, the largest investment in the area ever made.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
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

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