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The economic downturn presents an opportunity for economic stimulus through investing in energy retrofits in buildings.
Date: 03/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
Energy efficient renovation continues to show growth, as consumers continue to invest in long term energy saving despite the current recession.
Date: 07/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
$3.2 billion dollars of stimulus money is allocated for improving energy efficiency and energy conservation practices.
Date: 07/29/2009
Type: News
On Wednesday, New York Governor Cuomo announced plans for a $1 billion "Green Bank" to leverage public dollars and private funds to spur the cleantech economy in New York.
Date: 01/10/2013
Type: Article
54 businesses join the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps program. The program places graduate students from around the country to work in businesses and public institutions to find cost-efficient solutions to save energy and reduce emissions.
Date: 05/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
The energy sector faces drastic changes in the next decade due to shifting economic, social, and business trends. Providers of energy and energy-intensive products have to adapt to these changes.
Date: 02/01/2007
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
According to a NextGen Research study, solar demand is on pace to continue strong demand through 2013.
Date: 08/06/2009
Type: News
Steven Chu, US Secretary of Energy, discusses the economic benefits of increasing the energy efficiency of household appliances. He wants to pass more aggressive minimum standards on appliances, which could make a significant dent in electricity consumption.
Date: 06/18/2012
Type: Article
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
Under the SAVE (Sensible Accounting to Value Energy) Act, estimated energy-consumption expenses for a house would be included as a mandatory new underwriting factor.
Date: 10/30/2011
Type: News

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