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Executive Director Dan Colbert comments on the recently released article, "The California Experiment".
Date: 11/01/2009
Type: Blog
lightbulb with money
Business analyst Christopher Russell quantifies the costs--in terms of the wasted energy that you have to pay for--associated with doing nothing to improve your efficiency. When compared to efficiency upgrade costs, the numbers often make a compelling argument for improvements.
Date: 04/26/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact
Major car companies and well-funded startups — fueled by federal clean-energy funding and rapid improvement in lithium-ion batteries — are now producing electric vehicles that will soon be in showrooms.
Date: 01/21/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
verge quadrants
The GreenBiz Group is unveiling a new initiative called VERGE, focusing on the convergence of four technology sectors: vehicles, information, buildings, and energy.
Date: 04/18/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Transportation
As the market for lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles is projected to grow rapidly, it remains to be seen which country takes the lead.
Date: 02/15/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
A review of solar thin film photovoltaics over the past decade reveals a wave of investment and growing market share, but also trials and tribulations.
Date: 03/29/2010
Type: Blog
The most efficient buildings are dense multipurpose structures like skyscrapers, which minimize material, heating, and cooling. Single-family suburban houses are inefficient since they need to be individually heated and cooled, and are spread out from the population, encouraging driving more.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
A look inside IBM's novel approach to overcome manufacturing issues with a technique using copper, tin, zinc, selenium, and sulfur.
Date: 02/19/2010
Type: Blog
Tags: IBM, thin film
The smart grid is gaining momentum fast as $4.5 billion in grants is issued in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
Date: 07/23/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Much software is coded with unnecessary steps, wasting energy. To transform to a green code, programmers have to start thinking about the real world energy consequences of their virtual actions.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Blog

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