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California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 39. Roughly $550 million a year will be spent on improving the energy efficiency for public schools and government buildings.
Date: 12/03/2012
Type: Article
New analysis shows that the US building sector has made tremendous improvements in energy efficiency over the last six years -- potentially eliminating the need to build any new power plants to support growth in this sector through 2030.
Date: 05/10/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Taking a look back at 2009, the author touches upon a variety of issues including energy and climate change policy, the clean tech industry, jobs, and renewable energy.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: Article
Sales of bulbs using light-emitting diodes are expected to increase sharply -- partly because some consumers complain about the bluish light produced by another energy-saving variety, compact fluorescents.
Date: 11/01/2013
Type: Article
Researchers at Penn State University have developed a thin, flexible glass that can be used to store energy at high temperature and high power applications, such as electric vehicle power electronics and wind turbine generators.
Date: 08/07/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Energy Storage
US Army prototype of a flexible display worn on the wrist
The U.S. Army is evaluating full-color flexible displays that can be worn on the wrist. The prototypes are built on foil-backed amorphous silicon electronics and use efficient organic light-emitting diode materials that consume one-fourth the power of a conventional OLED.
Date: 10/15/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
California has become the US solar hub due to decades of successfully implementing incentives to assist residents and utilities install solar and to promote solar companies to manufacture in the state.
Date: 07/28/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
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Greentech Media's annual list of large companies that will make a difference in green in the coming year includes some big energy players.
Date: 04/11/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
The Senate recently introduced a new version of the Storage Act that allocates $1.5 billion in tax credits for energy storage technologies.
Date: 08/18/2010
Type: Article
Texas startup Illumitex has devised a square LED bulb that directs light in a straight line, as opposed to a circular pattern. The company claims this development will reduce the cost, as well as improve the quantity and quality, of light from solid-state fixtures.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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