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The energy sector faces drastic changes in the next decade due to shifting economic, social, and business trends. Providers of energy and energy-intensive products have to adapt to these changes.
Date: 02/01/2007
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Chrysler is adopting a technology which electronically controls the valves that bring air into an internal combustion engine. The company hopes the "smart" technology will increase fuel economy by 25%.
Date: 08/19/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Adopting environment- and community-friendly rules is essential if drilling operators don’t want to be shut down by regulation, says the International Energy Agency.
Date: 11/01/2012
Type: Article
54 businesses join the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps program. The program places graduate students from around the country to work in businesses and public institutions to find cost-efficient solutions to save energy and reduce emissions.
Date: 05/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Google LED bulb
Google is teaming up with Lighting Science to develop a bulb that is controllable from an Android phone. The bulbs will communicate through a wireless network anchored by a home router and will allow users to dim, shut off, or program their lights remotely.
Date: 05/10/2011
Type: Article
On Wednesday, New York Governor Cuomo announced plans for a $1 billion "Green Bank" to leverage public dollars and private funds to spur the cleantech economy in New York.
Date: 01/10/2013
Type: Article
New research suggests graphene could enable highly efficient optical communication in chips for data centers and supercomputers.
Date: 10/07/2013
Type: Article
Wind and solar get all the attention, but a key path to lowering emissions involves finding a less expensive way to do carbon capture.
Date: 06/05/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Eco Mode can improve data center efficiency and overall power usage effectiveness (PUE) when appropriately deployed, according to The Green Grid’s latest white paper. -- Article from Energy Manager Today
Date: 01/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
A research team led by Institute faculty member Chris Van de Walle believes they have identified the source of absorption loss in green lasers.
Date: 08/06/2010
Type: Article

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