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McDonough discusses moving towards and environmentally and economically intelligent future by continually recycling material from old products into new ones.
Date: 05/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
3M, Alcoa, GE, Kohl’s, Nissan, Supervalu, Walgreens and dozens of other organizations joined President Obama and former president Bill Clinton today in announcing almost $4 billion in federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next two years.
Date: 12/02/2011
Type: News
Nanosolar revealed their thin-film photovoltaic cell technology today, which was claimed to be more efficient and less expensive than the First Solar's cells. The company also announced $4.1 billion in orders for the panels.
Date: 09/09/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
An enormous utility-scale solar thermal project scheduled to be built in California this year receives loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Date: 02/22/2010
Type: News
Researchers in North Carolina have developed a way to more than double the performance of organic solar cells by adding a layer of upright optical fibers that act as sunlight traps.
Date: 05/12/2010
Type: News
Legislation on energy and climate in the U.S. is vital to the global response to climate change, and delays in the Senate mean delays for industry, carbon market participants and policy-makers around the globe.
Date: 04/30/2010
Type: News
A Spanish energy and construction giant is seeking commonwealth support to build a $1 billion, 250MW solar power plant in Australia, one of the largest in the world.
Date: 03/16/2010
Type: News
Tags: solar
Modular system allows for the addition of other energy-saving features when utilities raise electricity prices or enact real-time pricing.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it has completed nearly 120 technical assistance projects at 16 federal agencies, helping the federal government to meet its energy efficiency and renewable energy goals and implement leading-edge clean energy technologies.
Date: 10/26/2010
Type: News
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European researchers examined the entire production-to-disposal life-cycle of different lighting methods to find out which is most efficient. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) came out on top, although LEDs were notably absent from the study.
Date: 10/25/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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