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A number of lenders are now offering mortgages deal for people who borrow money to make their homes more energy efficient.
Date: 08/24/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
China and the US have begun preliminary negotiations about greenhouse gas regulations to avoid any issues which could breakdown the global climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December.
Date: 08/23/2009
Type: News
Lockheed Martin is looking for DOE smart grid funds to pursue cyber-security. The aerospace defense company had experience in secure networking and feels that their technology could up efficiency and security of the smart grid.
Date: 08/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Though nearly all electric utilities are aware of the threats of power outages, higher costs, and increased electric demand associated with climate change, few have plans to cope with the impact.
Date: 08/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
The organic solar cell and OLED company Plextronics announced bringing in $14 million in funding, which could be enough for them to bring their thin, flexible cells to the market.
Date: 08/20/2009
Type: News
By using ultracapasitors in hybrids to store energy and release it quickly, automakers could get double the amount of energy from the same engine space than with a conventional electric vehicle.
Date: 08/20/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
GM plans to integrate their plug-in electric vehicles into the smart grid using sensors, an intelligent power management system, and a network of smart loads with communications to report where to shift energy use.
Date: 08/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Ford showcased a fleet of plug-in electric vehicles that are set to come on the market in the next couple of years. The company emphasized that the major issue with the electric vehicles will not be the manufacturing technology, but the recharge infrastructure.
Date: 08/19/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Transportation
The solar manufacturing company Suntech Power announced making a multicrystalline silicon panel that convers 15.6 percent of light into electricity, a new world record for efficiency.
Date: 08/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at Purdue have demonstrated a nano-laser that may be able to pave the way for highly efficient photonic computers using light instead of electrons to process information.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Photonics

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