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The International Energy Agency announced that China consumed more energy than the U.S. last year, giving it the top spot as the world's number one energy consumer.
Date: 07/21/2010
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: General Information
One of the key findings on consumer opinions toward electricity management programs in Accenture’s recent survey, “Understanding Consumer Preferences in Energy Efficiency," is that there is a significant contradiction between consumer perceptions and their actual knowledge of energy efficiency.
Date: 07/28/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
NRDC released the “201.0 Smarter Cities” list of 22 municipalities that are leading the way in green power, energy efficiency, and conservation.
Date: 07/29/2010
Type: Blog
The Institute's research grant to establish the Center for Energy Efficient Materials helped boost UCSB's research funding levels to new heights during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
Date: 07/29/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
This post details the many ways in which energy is wasted by industries in the U.S.--and what can happen when they turn that waste into an energy source.
Date: 08/09/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
Export stamp on wooden crate.
The International Trade Association (ITA) is developing an export strategy for American energy efficiency service companies (ESCOs) to export their services to growing, energy-hungry countries like China and India.
Date: 08/13/2010
Type: Blog
Energy saving activities.
A study by the National Academy of Sciences finds that consumers don't fully understand the actual energy savings of various activities (like driving a more efficient car or turning off lights), indicating that consumer education or awareness programs could have a big impact on energy consumption.
Date: 08/18/2010
Professor Ceder's battery lab is testing a magnesium atom.
The government's new Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) invests in high-risk high-rewards energy projects such as carbon nanotubes to store electricity or a "materials genome" for better battery fabrication.
Date: 08/22/2010
Type: Article
Infrared scan of a retrofitted building.
A new crop of startups such as Skyline Innovations and Metrus Energy hope to transform energy efficiency and building management through creative financing, service contracts and software.
Date: 08/30/2010
Type: Article
LED street lights.
The New York Times reports on the potential for energy efficiency improvements to reduce power consumption and combat climate change.
Date: 09/01/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information

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