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Two of the nation's largest electric utilities announced plans to transition their entire automobile fleet to plug-in hybrid and full electric vehicles to support the adoption of the technology.
Date: 09/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation, Utilities
Exelon is the latest utility to leave the US Chamber of Commerce over opposition to the Chamber's negative stance on the Waxman-Markey climate change bill.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog, News
A faster sugar-producing process using hot, pressurized water to break down wood chips could be the missing link in the evolution of cellulosic fuels.
Date: 11/04/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
The United States and the European Union open high-level talks on creating a clean energy economy.
Date: 11/04/2009
Type: News
Tougher appliance and auto standards have spurred business investment in energy efficiency.
Date: 12/01/2011
Type: News
The residential building sector of the US has enormous potential for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but high upfront costs and lack of consumer understanding of energy efficiency advantages are some of the issues obscuring this opportunity.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: News
The US Department of Energy (DOE) wants to know all the rare earth metals used in energy production, to make a first-ever strategic plan for applying these rare metals in a wide range of energy efficient technologies.
Date: 05/23/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
Over two decades, LED-based SSL deployment could generate $120 billion in energy savings assuming products achieve forecasted performance objectives.
Date: 02/17/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: DOE, LED, SSL
The long-awaited latest draft of the US energy and climate change bill was unveiled yesterday by Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman. But the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) says the proposal does much less for energy efficiency than previous major climate change bills.
Date: 05/13/2010
Type: News
Building Construction
State and local code officials voted to adopt new building codes that will achieve 30% in energy savings, using the 2006 model code as the baseline, for commercial and residential buildings. The new code will impact building construction, additions, and renovations in 47 states and Washington DC.
Date: 11/02/2010
Type: Article, News

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