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Not only does cloud computing use less energy to do the same amount of processing than traditional distributed computing, but more broadly it allows businesses to run more efficiently.
Date: 08/04/2009
Type: Blog
Smart grids have the potential to usurer in a distributed electricity grid, but must learn from the mistakes of cities that have already attempted to do this.
Date: 08/03/2009
Type: Blog
Rep. Ed Markey discusses the Cash for Clunkers program, which aims to create economic stimulus by having consumers trade in gas guzzlers for more energy efficient models.
Date: 07/31/2009
Type: Blog
The US must develop a diverse solution to the energy challenge through improved energy technologies and more energy efficiency.
Date: 07/28/2009
Type: Blog
By using flywheel systems to store energy, utilities can coordinate power production and demand.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Flywheels
By designing buildings to be super energy efficient and then generating any energy they need through rooftop solar, net-zero energy buildings are possible.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Modeling
GE plans to be a major producer of smart grid appliances and hopes to receive large government subsidies for their efforts.
Date: 07/26/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
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
Installing feed-in tariffs for solar power, where small-scale solar producers can sell their power back to the grid, is gaining popularity in US cities. The policy, accepted by Germany more than a decade ago, has turned the country into a solar powerhouse.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: Blog
The green job market is growing at a much faster rate than the overall economy and receiving a large amount of venture capital dollars.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact

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