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The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 put a ban on incandescent light bulbs. The 100-watt light bulb was phased out last January. Starting this week, the 75-watt incandescent is being taken off shelves.
Date: 01/08/2013
Type: Article
As the world's second most populous country, India struggles to provide reliable electricity to everyone. For this reason, electric vehicle sales in India has greatly decreased.
Date: 01/04/2013
Type: Article
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order directing state agencies to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent in seven years.
Date: 01/04/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Studies suggest that concentrated solar power (CSP) plants with storage capacity can outperform solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power.
Date: 01/03/2013
Type: Article
President Obama signed the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act on Wednesday after the bill received bipartisan support in Congress.
Date: 12/19/2012
Type: Article
Researchers at Princeton claim to have developed a nansostructured sandwich of metal and plastic that increases the efficiency of organic solar cells by 175 percent.
Date: 12/18/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Greentech Media summarizes Americans' 2012 home energy usage and statistics. "Home energy management in 2012, like every other year, finds us somewhere between the Flintstones and the Jetsons."
Date: 12/17/2012
Type: Article
Burning natural gas to generate electricity releases about half as much carbon dioxide as burning coal, but such a benefit can be offset by accidental methane leakage during drilling and transmission. A new measuring system can help minimize accidental methane releases.
Date: 12/14/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
David Mitlin, a professor of engineering at the University of Alberta in Canada, is working on a way to convert waste eggshell membranes and egg whites into materials for high-performance supercapacitors.
Date: 12/13/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Solar Junction -- a Silicon Valley start-up -- has raised solar cell efficiency to 44 percent. Their triple-junction technology absorbs a broader spectrum of light compared to conventional solar cells.
Date: 12/10/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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