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Billionaire George Soros announced he will be contributing $1B toward the development of clean energy technologies.
Date: 10/12/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
USA energy-efficiency ranks
A new energy-efficiency score card from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy reveals that although the South and the MidWest lag behind, the Southwest has made gains in energy efficiency.
Date: 10/13/2010
Type: News, Report
Spire Corporation, an American global solar company, today announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Spire Semiconductor, LLC, has matched the current efficiency record for a concentrator solar cell.
Date: 05/21/2010
Type: News
Sprint is investing in smart grid technology to eventually supply utilities with advanced telecommunications products, data services, and secure IT solutions.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Battery developer Eos Energy Storage claims to have solved key problems holding back a battery technology that could revolutionize grid energy storage. If the company is right, its zinc-air batteries will be able to store energy for half the cost compared to natural gas.
Date: 01/04/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Amprius
Amprius, a startup working on a new type of long-lasting lithium-ion batteries for laptops and electric vehicles, has started to sell its batteries for use in portable electronics.
Date: 01/10/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
California-based Simbol Materials plans to extract Lithium and other valuable elements from the brine used by Geothermal plants, just as the demand for Lithium is expected to soar due to future increase in electric cars.
Date: 11/16/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
Battery startup Primus Power's newly designed flow batteries could make grid scale energy storage cheaper.
Date: 06/07/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
States are opting to back big energy efficiency programs to reduce electricity demand and cut greenhouse-gas emissions. Total spending on energy efficiency programs is expected to rise from $3.1 billion in 2008 to $7-$12 billion in 2020.
Date: 10/22/2009
Type: News

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