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As the market for ’smart appliances’ is rapidly developing, wireless companies vie to become the standard used in the industry.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Smart Grid
Executive Director Dan Colbert comments on the recently released article, "The California Experiment".
Date: 11/01/2009
Type: Blog
Bringing solar power to developing countries is a function of financing the projects, ensuring sufficient revenue to periodically replace batteries, and promoting energy efficiency, as costs will skyrocket if communities use the electricity to power inefficient appliances.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog
By investing in off-peak energy storage systems, specifically compressed air storage, the utility companies could make better use of government incentives meant to promote energy efficiency.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
According to a recent study of 25 LEED commercial projects, buildings that invest heavily in energy efficiency performed better than those that focused on other aspects of the LEED certification.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Modeling, Economic Impact
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy released ranking for the energy efficiency of each state based on utility efficiency programs, building-code policies, and appliance standards.
Date: 10/21/2009
Type: Blog
Utilities are preparing for the announcement for DOE of smart grid stimulus funding. New York is especially eager, having already started investing heavily in the smart grid.
Date: 10/20/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
A big change in lighting is about to take place as LEDs become cheaper, governments regulate lighting use more, and consumers become more receptive different light sources.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The Climate Bill would spur advanced energy research and integration of alternative energy sources into electrical grids, but in the short run could cut electrical consumption and reduce utility profits.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Blog
Even an energy-efficient computer computer server consumes 50 percent of its peak power when idle. By implementing energy-proportional computing, a large amount of energy could be saved and carbon displaced from producing that energy.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Blog

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