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The Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy has released Energy 2030, a set of policy recommendations that urges policymakers at all levels of government to take action in achieving set energy productivity goals by 2030.
Date: 04/10/2013
Type: Report
The mayor of Lancaster has required all new homes in the city to either come equipped with solar panels or be in subdivisions that produce one kilowatt of solar energy per house, part of his plant to make Lancaster the solar capital of the universe.
Date: 04/10/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Developing countries are more vulnerable to changes in climate and often face greater consequences than developed countries. This AlertNet article looks at the growing food insecurity and troubles with power generation in Sri Lanka as climate becomes more unstable.
Date: 04/08/2013
Type: Article
The Obama administration finalized U.S. standards that will nearly double the average fuel mileage of cars and trucks by 2025. This IEEE article looks at 10 cars that show that there are many ways to wring more miles from a gallon of fuel.
Date: 04/05/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Many American companies are relocating their factories back on American soil, citing increasing domestic labor productivity and rising wages in China. What does this mean for US energy intensity?
Date: 04/03/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that coal-fired electricity generation and its associated greenhouse gases were on the raise at the end of 2012.
Date: 04/02/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Researchers have shown that nanowires have some very interesting properties that could help create solar panels that are more efficient than was previously thought possible.
Date: 04/01/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
In this Issue: Registration for the Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency; Announcement of the ICT Roundtable; Exciting breakthroughs in research; and Professor David Lea's global warming seminar video.
Date: 03/30/2013
The Summit on Energy Efficiency is the place to be to find out what's next in science and technology for energy efficiency. The Summit is attracting high-profile panelists, who are leaders in research and development in energy efficiency and materials.
Date: 03/28/2013
CNBC has shared the UCSB press release on the 2013 Summit on Energy Efficiency, to be held on May 1-2 2013. Keynote speakers at the event that is focused on "Materials for a sustainable future" include Steve Chu, Michael McQuade, George Crabtree and Kateri Callahan.
Date: 03/28/2013
Type: News

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