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This funding will support improvements in concentrating solar power systems, components, and thermal energy storage to accelerate the market-readiness of this renewable energy technology.
Date: 05/07/2010
Type: News
GE's Nucleus software displays real-time and historical energy use.
GE is partnering with the Department of Energy on a $5 million program that will test the energy efficiency of homes equipped with smart grid products, LEDs and solar panels.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
A model of a renovated building at Penn State's new Energy Innovation Hub.
Institute faculty member Igor Mezic is part of a team led by Pennsylvania State University that will receive up to $122 million over the next five years from the Department of Energy to establish an Energy Innovation Hub focused on developing technologies to make buildings more energy efficient.
Date: 08/26/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
DOE seal.
For the first time in decades, the DOE is enforcing energy-efficiency standards for products like refrigerators and light bulbs; the paltry fines, however, may not be enough to make corporations shape up.
Date: 09/15/2010
Type: News
Refridgerator
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a 25% increase in efficiency standards for most new refrigerators as of 2014.
Date: 09/29/2010
Type: Blog, News
Kids giving thumbs-up.
Building the next-generation of energy-focused entrepreneurs will require a whole generation of inspired, science-focused kids who think energy tech is "cool." Federal agencies including the DOE and the White House are pushing energy literacy and education in the hopes of upping that "cool" factor.
Date: 10/18/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
DOD energy research
A critique of the Post-Partisan Power proposal for how how the federal government should address the climate and energy crises claims that investing in energy innovation is not enough.
Date: 10/22/2010
Type: Article
DOE logo
The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it has completed nearly 120 technical assistance projects at 16 federal agencies, helping the federal government to meet its energy efficiency and renewable energy goals and implement leading-edge clean energy technologies.
Date: 10/26/2010
Type: News
DOE seal
The Department of Energy has rolled out a program to donate billions of supercomputing hours to projects that are working on energy innovation, including a GE effort to design more energy-efficient propulsion systems.
Date: 12/01/2010
Type: News
Washington, DC
Despite urgent calls from the White House and members of Congress this year about the need for more energy R&D, government funding for energy research is expected to stagnate in 2011 and possibly even decrease in 2012.
Date: 12/09/2010
Type: Article

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