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This opinion piece lays out the importance of consumer education in creating smart grid policy.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog
Solar VC.
The top ten venture capital investors in the solar technology industry are revealed.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog
President Obama.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Vice President Joe Biden announce that--thanks in part to funding from the Recovery Act--the country is on track to achieve three major energy goals set out by the Department of Energy, including cheaper, more efficient car batteries and cheaper solar power.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: News
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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The DOE reports that less than 9% of the funds awarded in energy efficiency block grants has been spent, leaving the economy somewhat unstimulated.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
Innovative startup OPower is focusing on customer engagement and behavior modification to achieve great gains in home energy efficiency.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
Export stamp on wooden crate.
The International Trade Association (ITA) is developing an export strategy for American energy efficiency service companies (ESCOs) to export their services to growing, energy-hungry countries like China and India.
Date: 08/13/2010
Type: Blog
As a rebuttal to federal mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s argument that PACE programs pose difficult risk management challenges, an article in Grist Magazine reveals that energy-efficient homes have significantly lower default and delinquency rates than typical homes.
Date: 07/12/2010
Type: Article
Federal mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say they might not accept loans for homes that take advantage of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The stance contradicts Obama's allocation of stimulus funds to support PACE and has homeowners and retrofitting companies confused.
Date: 06/30/2010
Type: News
Nobel Prize winner Burton Richter makes a pitch to Obama for a coherent long-term energy policy that includes a focus on transportation, electricity generation and energy efficiency.
Date: 06/28/2010
Type: Blog, Video

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