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Southern California Edison receives an award in recognition of its leadership in energy efficiency through the promotion of ENERGY STAR appliances and electronics and other programs that help customers save energy.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
The U.S. has a lot of work ahead to ensure it's position as a leader in clean, renewable energy manufacturing.
Date: 11/30/2009
Type: News
Home energy use diagram
The average American household uses the same amount of energy it did in the early 1970s, despite significant improvements in the efficiency of household appliances. This constant energy use can be attributed to larger households full of more energy-sapping devices like computers and DVD players.
Date: 10/01/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
Increasing production and declining consumption of gasoline and oil have unexpectedly brought the United States markedly closer to independence from foreign energy sources.
Date: 03/23/2012
Technologies: Transportation, Utilities
Two to four gigawatts of new energy storage development is feasible over the next five years, according to a new study.
Date: 02/08/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
CFL
In partnership with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Office of Naval Research Global has developed a device for harvesting residual magnetic power from electrical currents. The technology could reduce the energy used for lighting by up to 39 percent.
Date: 09/26/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
From Marketwatch: UCSB announces Steven Chu as featured keynote speaker at May 2013 Summit on Energy Efficiency.
Date: 01/25/2013
Chevy Volt
Automakers will now be required to nearly double the average fuel economy of new cars and trucks by 2025 (from 29 mpg to 54.5 mpg). The new standards will save Americans $1.7 trillion in fuel costs.
Date: 08/29/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Smart grid policy standards got some attention during the final hours of the Copenhagen climate conference with representation from smart grid companies speaking to delegates.
Date: 12/17/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Smart Grid
The solar market in the United States could grow significantly over the next few years with government incentives and lower prices.
Date: 02/08/2010
Type: News
Tags: ARRA, solar

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