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Over two decades, LED-based SSL deployment could generate $120 billion in energy savings assuming products achieve forecasted performance objectives.
Date: 02/17/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: DOE, LED, SSL
There is great potential to reduce energy consumption and minimize its total cost by using existing technologies—and without changing the everyday habits of consumers.
Date: 01/26/2010
Type: Article
The US Department of Energy (DOE) wants to know all the rare earth metals used in energy production, to make a first-ever strategic plan for applying these rare metals in a wide range of energy efficient technologies.
Date: 05/23/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
The residential building sector of the US has enormous potential for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but high upfront costs and lack of consumer understanding of energy efficiency advantages are some of the issues obscuring this opportunity.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: News
The United States is ranked ninth by the ACEEE out of the 12 economies on energy efficiency. According to the ACEEE report, the US has made “limited or little progress toward greater efficiency at the national level." This ranking shows the need for increased energy efficiency in the United States.
Date: 07/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Tougher appliance and auto standards have spurred business investment in energy efficiency.
Date: 12/01/2011
Type: News
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signs off on a program to open up 285,000 acres in 17 “solar energy zones” in six Western states for fast-track project approvals.
Date: 10/15/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The United States and the European Union open high-level talks on creating a clean energy economy.
Date: 11/04/2009
Type: News
A faster sugar-producing process using hot, pressurized water to break down wood chips could be the missing link in the evolution of cellulosic fuels.
Date: 11/04/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Amory Lovins, chief scientist at the Rocky Mountain Institute, discusses how businesses can use energy efficiency to their advantage and how governments can encourage this process.
Date: 07/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact

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