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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
Steve DenBaars, head of the Lighting Solutions Group at the Institute for Energy Efficiency, discusses the inefficiency of the incandescent light bulb.
Date: 06/20/2010
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Computing is becoming increasingly cheaper and more energy efficient. The electrical efficiency of computing has doubled every year and a half.
Date: 04/10/2012
Type: Article
Tags: computing
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This New York Times editorial discusses Obama's energy policy and the Republicans' reaction to it.
Date: 02/22/2011
Type: Article
Solar energy is fast becoming a very profitable industry for investors and an economically attractive alternative to fossil fuels for consumers.
Date: 06/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Energy-efficient pachinko machines.
A fast and super energy-efficient type of computer memory called phase-change memory (PCM) is poised to move beyond applications in computing and gaming to consumer electronics while flash memory is set to rival hard drives for storage in notebooks and other computing devices.
Date: 08/17/2010
Type: Article
Reversible computing
Reversible logic could cut the energy wasted by computers in the form of dissipated heat to zero. The concept is currently theoretical, but may become possible as quantum processes begin to play a larger part in computation.
Date: 01/26/2011
Type: Article
Predicting what the energy landscape will look like in 20 years.
Date: 11/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Economic Impact
Tags: energy
white light LED
Startup EcoSpark believes it can produce a white light LED using zinc oxide. Unlike blue, gallium nitride LEDs, EcoSpark's bulb doesn't require any phosphorus coating to achieve white light, making the device cheaper and more efficient.
Date: 11/12/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Switch75 Bulb
A new LED bulb technology by Switch fills the bulb dome with a nontoxic liquid to draw heat away from the LEDs housed inside. The bulbs will sell for one-third to one-half the cost of existing high-end LED bulbs.
Date: 05/10/2011
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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