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In response to the Fukushima disaster, the Chinese government has suspended construction of nuclear reactors and increased wind energy production. In 2012, wind farms produced 2 percent more energy than nuclear plants did, representing an overall explosive growth of 80% per year.
Date: 02/22/2013
The world's cumulative photovoltaic capacity crossed the 100- gigawatt mark in 2012, showing evidence of an increasingly global PV market.
Date: 02/21/2013
Type: Article
Startup Soraa says its second- generation LEDs will be brighter and more efficient than conventional LEDs, setting a new record in performance.
Date: 02/21/2013
Type: Article
Feldheim, a German town with 150 inhabitants has gone off the grid, becoming energy independent and saving 30 % in electricity costs.
Date: 02/19/2013
Type: Article
ICT Technology Roundtable
The Institute convened 27 leading stakeholders from the field of Information and Communications Technologies for a workshop on Feb 7-8. Discussions focused on needed advancements in technology and architecture to develop scalable, energy-efficient, future core networks.
Date: 02/15/2013
Type: Event
California has just set a big target of 50 megawatts for energy storage on the grid as part of the California Energy Action Plan.
Date: 02/14/2013
Type: Article
Newer American homes consume roughly the same amount of energy as older homes, even though there has been substantial increases in energy efficiency in appliances and HVAC systems.
Date: 02/13/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
According to the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy, it's possible to double energy efficiency across the U.S. economy by 2030.
Date: 02/12/2013
Type: Article
Reports show that millions of Americans are passionate about seeing the country invest in clean energy and take action to stop climate disruption.
Date: 02/11/2013
Type: Article
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

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