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China’s market for energy storage is unique and may soon enter a new phase of rapid growth. This article discusses the major factors driving the energy storage push in China.
Date: 07/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage, Smart Grid
Though large gains are possible, the commercial trucking industry has been hesitant to invest in energy efficient technologies.
Date: 08/07/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Solar tech developers have been busy outdoing each other in breaking records for cell and panel efficiencies. Why is it important and how do these players stack up against each other?
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: Article
Institute Faculty Umesh Mishra is featured in a Pacific Standard article discussing Mishra's work on power conversion. “When gallium-nitride technology manifests itself to its full potential, the savings could equal taking the West Coast off the grid."
Date: 05/24/2013
Type: Article
The rapid growth of the IT sector requires a huge amount of electricity, causing a growing percentage of carbon emissions, but the internet can also be used as a tool to abate carbon emissions.
Date: 10/01/2008
Type: Article
Spurred by California's AB 2514--an assembly bill to to promote energy storage in the state--analysts from StrateGen Consulting provide an analysis that demonstrates the value of energy storage as an alternative to natural gas-fired peaker plants.
Date: 06/28/2010
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
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
The New York Times summarizes the energy and climate change chapter from the Economic Report of the President in seven key points. The report stresses the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Date: 03/19/2013
Type: Article
Though the capital required and investement opportunity in energy efficiency varies dramatically by sector and region, there are paths to cutting energy demand and greenhouse gas emission, while generating attractive returns.
Date: 07/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
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This opinion piece lays out the importance of consumer education in creating smart grid policy.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog

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