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California is leading the nation in energy efficiency due to aggressive regulations on appliances and decoupling utility profits. Californian consumers use 40 percent less electricity per person than the average American consumer.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: Article
The DOE sponsored Solar Decathlon challenges twenty student teams from universities in North America and Europe to design, build, and operate a solar powered house.
Date: 10/10/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Climate Change
Although federal funding and incentives have been coming down the pipeline, the solar and green building industries have not yet taken off. In preperation for what is to come, schools are beginning to offer green building certification programs to address the future demand for workers.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: Article
To track the installed costs of solar photovoltaic systems, Lawrence Berkeley Lab studied cost data from more than 52,000 residential and non-residential PV systems.
Date: 10/22/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Touching on progress made in recent decades, this article highlights popular papers published in Nanotechnology in 2009.
Date: 10/29/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics, Photonics
As emissions reductions estimates and methodologies regarding Smart Grid use vary widely, the EPA suggests a clearinghouse could be created for such data.
Date: 11/06/2009
Type: Article
The "new energy" economy rolls forward even as hopes for an international deal to combat climate change at Copenhagen shift into reverse.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article
Vendors and local utilities may help the growth of green data centers by providing incentives and rebates and promoting energy efficient products.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
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
Executives from various companies have formed the Electrification Coalition which aims to promote government action to facilitate deployment of electric vehicles, calling for revised building codes and loan guarantees.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation

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