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The White House Better Buildings Challenge has already saved participants over $1 billion in the first two years of the ten year program. The success of this challenge shows the new trend in energy efficiency that is not only government-mandated, but also market-driven.
Date: 06/12/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
A revolution is occurring in the lighting aisle: long-lasting, energy-saving light bulbs that cost more than $25 each when introduced years ago can now be found for $5 or less. While LEDs may currently fill just a few percent of America's screw-based sockets, that's about to change dramatically.
Date: 06/09/2015
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
America’s clean energy future is now. Fuel cells are no longer an “if” technology, but a “when”, and that “when” is today.
Date: 06/08/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
There is no doubt that Australia is going to be at the leading edge of battery storage, due to the huge number of solar panels already on household rooftops, high electricity costs (particularly network charges), and excellent solar resources.
Date: 06/05/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
California lawmakers have passed a dozen ambitious environmental and energy bills setting high goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum use, and creating new standards for energy efficiency.
Date: 06/04/2015
Type: News
Giving power companies the ability to invest in electric-vehicle charging infrastructure could bolster the EV market.
Date: 06/02/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
A group of scientists from University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new tool that measures a building’s dimensions, locates HVAC systems and ductwork, and maps out the location of electrical sources, all in an effort to improve building energy efficiency.
Date: 05/29/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Low-cost technology is already improving the quality of life in rural, off-grid communities.
Date: 05/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Kodiak Island in southern Alaska is powered 99.7 percent by hydro and wind.
Date: 05/26/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless has produced a wind turbine that takes advantage of the vortices produced when wind moves around an obstacle.
Date: 05/21/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion

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