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A review of Senator Lugar's "Practical Energy and Climate Plan" bill shows that while it does not include provisions for a carbon market, it does support efficiency policies that previously have been ignored by the Senate.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Blog
Though the capital required and investement opportunity in energy efficiency varies dramatically by sector and region, there are paths to cutting energy demand and greenhouse gas emission, while generating attractive returns.
Date: 07/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
The New York Times summarizes the energy and climate change chapter from the Economic Report of the President in seven key points. The report stresses the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Date: 03/19/2013
Type: Article
Infrared scan of a retrofitted building.
A new crop of startups such as Skyline Innovations and Metrus Energy hope to transform energy efficiency and building management through creative financing, service contracts and software.
Date: 08/30/2010
Type: Article
The Global Cleantech 100 report is a good way to judge where investors are thinking about deploying their money -- in energy-efficiency companies.
Date: 10/15/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
An avant-garde technology - giant-sized batteries made with gravel - is being implemented into wind turbines and solar panels which may potentially offer secure energy storage even when wind and sunlight are not readily available.
Date: 04/27/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Germany's new "Energiekonzept" provides a long-term strategy to push renewable energy as a reliable, economical and environmentally sound component of sustainable economic growth. The plan defines key milestones to be achieved by 2050, including a 25% reduction in electricity consumption.
Date: 10/15/2010
Type: Article
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
GE "Power Your Home" challenge logo
GE has launched the second phase of its Ecomagination Challenge with the aim of finding the best ideas in energy efficiency and integrating renewables in the residential sector.
Date: 01/18/2011
Type: Article, News
Technologies: General Information
Professor Ceder's battery lab is testing a magnesium atom.
The government's new Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) invests in high-risk high-rewards energy projects such as carbon nanotubes to store electricity or a "materials genome" for better battery fabrication.
Date: 08/22/2010
Type: Article

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