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The Department of Energy just announced $82 million in funding for advanced nuclear reactor research and development. The projects that will receive funding will attempt to jump start technology that could provide zero-carbon energy.
Date: 06/20/2016
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
semiconductor
UC Santa Barbara researchers have created a unique semiconductor with coherently embedded metallic nanostructures, paving the way for new and enhanced applications, especially for energy efficiency.
Date: 05/22/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
A new technology, the wind energy downdraft tower, may provide clean, renewable wind power in areas that have low or inconsistent winds. The skyscraper-sized structure has virtually no carbon footprint, fuel consumption, or waste production.
Date: 02/07/2013
Type: Article
The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approves Southern California Edison's plan to install 500 megawatts of solar systems on commercial rooftops in it's service area.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: News
Tags: CPUC, SCE, solar pv
The Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change discusses progress made in the past year including ARRA, fuel economy standards for automobiles, appliance efficiency standards, and the greenhouse gas emissions inventory rule.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
Waste Heat
UC Berkeley researchers estimate that over half of U.S. energy consumption is dissipated as waste heat; can such a ubiquitous energy source be harvested as an economically feasible alternative?
Date: 03/31/2011
Type: Article
Lockheed Martin Corp. on Wednesday said its engineers had made a breakthrough in the race to build a nuclear fusion reactor.
Date: 10/23/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Cradle-to-cradle design is the idea of continually recycling old products into new ones to minimize waste and maximize efficiency.
Date: 05/12/2009
Type: Video
The DOE released a report indicating that wind energy accounted for 43% of new electricity added to the U.S. electric grid in 2012. The wind capacity added was double what was installed in 2011.
Date: 08/06/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Wind turbine manufacturers are turning away from the industry-standard gearboxes and generators in a bid to boost the reliability and reduce the cost of wind power.
Date: 04/27/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion

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