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The EPA is proposing higher Renewable Fuel Standards including an increase in the percentage of biofuels that refiners must include in their gasoline and diesel.
Date: 02/04/2013
Type: Article
GTM Research released its latest report on smart grids. The report is the first in a series that outlines the tremendous smart grid opportunity in Asia.
Date: 05/31/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Two separate research groups have developed light-harvesting filters that can be added to LCD displays to recharge batteries in portable electronic devices.
Date: 08/16/2011
Type: Article
Venture capitalists invest over $17 million in McPhy Energy, which is working to commercialize solid-state hydrogen storage technology.
Date: 07/06/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
A bank of batteries for energy storage
Like software, energy storage is now increasingly sold as a service rather than a product. AES Energy Storage has begun to commercially operate a power storage farm of batteries that can rapidly provide power to utilities to balance loads--for a fee.
Date: 01/06/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Inspired by today's Agrion event in Palo Alto, Greentech Media discusses the policy and large-scale manufacturing challenges in grid-scale utility energy storage.
Date: 07/28/2010
Type: Article, Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
Energy startup BrightSource has developed an energy storage system that involves heating up molten salt, and pumping it through a heat exchanger to produce steam.
Date: 08/09/2011
Type: Article
US energy policy that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but ignores energy efficiency could result in a significant increase in natural habitat interference and land use.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: Article
The EIA examines the energy use patterns of the United States since 1776. "Energy consumption patterns have changed significantly over the history of the United States as new energy sources have been developed and as uses of energy changed."
Date: 07/03/2013
Type: Article
Institute Director John Bowers is quoted about the energy saving benefits of microchips
Date: 05/14/2009
Type: Article, News
Technologies: Materials, Electronics

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