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The head of the IEA stressed the importance of energy efficiency in solving the global energy issues, saying that energy efficiency can do more that all other solutions combined.
Date: 12/14/2009
Type: Blog
ice
Startup IceCode won GE's Ecomagination Challenge last month for a technology that instantly removes ice from wind turbines. Now they want to incorporate thin-film pulse electrothermal de-icing (PETD) into refrigerators, saving up to 35% of the energy used.
Date: 12/07/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
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
The ARPA-E Summit showcased breakthrough clean-energy technologies and involved discussion on the need for financing and cohesive energy policy to bring these technologies to the mainstream.
Date: 03/03/2010
Type: Blog
The latest Johnson Controls survey breaks down the major factors driving energy efficiency worldwide.
Date: 06/22/2011
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
Refrigerator
Spurred in part by the looming Energy Star 2014 standards, GE is investing in the design and manufacturing of energy-efficient refrigeration products.
Date: 10/18/2010
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
http://www.converteam.com/
Industrial equipment uses more than 25 percent of all the energy in the U.S. and industry players are using various techniques to increase industrial efficiency, as evinced by GE's recent purchase of power conversion company Converteam.
Date: 03/29/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
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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