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Utilities use network-connected meters and other new technologies to build a smart grid that will reduce outages, cut costs and improve customer service.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article
An $11 million grant from the Department of Energy will help Honeywell and SCE install smart grid technology in California.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: News
The White House is considering implementation of a two-year, $23 billion "Home Star" program to encourage homeowners to undertake weatherization projects such as adding air sealing, insulation and energy-saving light bulbs.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: News
The EU has agreed on energy standards including renewable energy for new buildings and has also established new labeling rules to rank the energy efficiency of products such as refrigerators, windows, and doors.
Date: 11/18/2009
Type: News
Utilities and third-party companies will have to develop a suite of applications to help customers monitor and manage their energy use.
Date: 11/19/2009
Type: News
The DOE awards $620 million for smart grid projects and toward testing a range of energy storage technologies.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: News
Tags: DOE
The U.S. Department of Energy awards grants to various clean energy technology projects, including HVAC system efficiency, cool roofs, smart controllers for smart grid applications, and advanced solar technologies.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: News
NREL presents a new and potentially cheaper method for making electrochromic windows which can help reduce the energy use of buildings.
Date: 12/03/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Building owners begin measuring energy use in order to comply with the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 which requires public disclosure of enegry ratings beginning in 2012.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
With first-year funding approved, Energy Secretary Chu's flagship program is getting underway.
Date: 12/23/2009
Type: Blog

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