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A Denver-based inventor aims to eliminate the use of kerosene for lighting in developing countries with his solar-charged light bulb.
Date: 01/25/2012
Type: News
GE Train
The ecomagination team at GE is pushing renewable energy limits with heat capture and hybrid dynamic braking on trains.
Date: 01/13/2011
Type: Article
Nearly a decade after the 2001 proposal, a slew of court victories and state approvals, and a largely favorable environmental impact analysis report by the federal government, the Cape Wind project was approved for construction yesterday by U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
Date: 04/29/2010
Type: News
The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) may have developed a way to run air conditioners on sound waves, which if widely deployed could reduce US energy consumption by 13 percent.
Date: 03/01/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Conversion
The Smithsonian writes an article on Dan Morse's work on biologically-inspired semiconductors. This radical new approach to creating silicon semiconductors may increase the processing speed of our computers.
Date: 07/18/2012
Type: Article
Alberta will serve as a test bed for large-scale carbon capture and sequestration.
Date: 05/09/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
The "new energy" economy rolls forward even as hopes for an international deal to combat climate change at Copenhagen shift into reverse.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article
As the population of India continues to grow, the country faces challenges in trying to supply power to all its citizens. Utility companies and regulators will use smart meters to better understand electricity use and distribution in the country.
Date: 10/11/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Oracle Chairman’s $50 Million Gift to the Institute and College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara Supports Technology Innovation and Advances the Frontiers of Energy Efficiency. Read the full press release here.
Date: 05/12/2012
Type: News
Calyxo has revealed that its CdTe cell technology has reached 16.2% efficiency, a figure that has been verified by Germany’s SGS testing body.
Date: 05/07/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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