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Oracle Chairman’s $50 Million Gift to the Institute and College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara Supports Technology Innovation and Advances the Frontiers of Energy Efficiency. Read the full press release here.
Date: 05/12/2012
Type: News
The commercial building sector is the largest electric energy consumption segment in the U.S. It currently represents almost 20 percent of all energy use and is growing faster than any other market segment.
Date: 05/07/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
The tech industry is pushing toward more resource-efficient computing architectures in two ways: integrated systems and modular data centers.
Date: 04/26/2012
Type: Article
The ACEEE examines three energy efficiency investment scenarios and examines their potential impact on the US economy by 2050.
Date: 02/21/2012
Type: Report
Technologies: Economic Impact
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A startup called TenKsolar says it can increase the amount of solar power generated on rooftops by 25 to 50 percent by changing the way solar cells are wired together and adding inexpensive reflectors to gather more light.
Date: 04/29/2011
Type: Article
verge quadrants
The GreenBiz Group is unveiling a new initiative called VERGE, focusing on the convergence of four technology sectors: vehicles, information, buildings, and energy.
Date: 04/18/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Transportation
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Greentech Media's annual list of large companies that will make a difference in green in the coming year includes some big energy players.
Date: 04/11/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
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According to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, although the US comes in second to China in terms of clean energy investments, the US leads the global community in energy efficiency investments.
Date: 03/31/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
The Cleantech Forum highlighted two recent trends: (1) big corporations have become increasingly active by opening their infrastructure and investing in later-stage start-ups, and (2) in the last year, Energy Efficiency has taken over Solar as the hottest sub-sector within cleantech.
Date: 03/15/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
Photo credit: The New York Times.
The lower costs that can result from energy-efficiency improvements (e.g. better fuel economy, utility bill savings, etc.) can paradoxically encourage consumers to use more energy. This rebound effect can cause a net increase in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 03/07/2011
Type: Article

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