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By building a data center in a climate where not much cooling is needed, large electricity savings can be realized.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
Sprint is investing in smart grid technology to eventually supply utilities with advanced telecommunications products, data services, and secure IT solutions.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Utilities will be hesitant to implement the smart grid since it is an expensive technology and it will reduce their ability to sell their core product, electricity.
Date: 08/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
GM announced that its expected plug-in hybrid vehicle can get 230 miles per gallon in city driving, much more efficient than traditional non-plug-in hybrids.
Date: 08/11/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
The operational energy costs of buildings are often overlooked at the construction stage.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Data Centers
A large amount of government money is going into battery research with a goal of ending US dependence on foreign oil.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
Many European nations are investing heavily in green building, attempting to make a significant portion of structures carbon neutral.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling
Huge drops in energy use can be acquired through inexpensive investments in energy efficiency.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Blog
Video from the National Clean Energy Summit.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Event, Video
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is developing a new rating system for buildings that gives an energy efficiency grade between A and F.
Date: 08/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling

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