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Installing feed-in tariffs for solar power, where small-scale solar producers can sell their power back to the grid, is gaining popularity in US cities. The policy, accepted by Germany more than a decade ago, has turned the country into a solar powerhouse.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: Blog
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
Automakers are being pushed to build a more fuel-efficient generation of gas-electric hybrids, turbocharged engines and advanced vehicles powered by electricity under tough new standards from the Obama administration.
Date: 03/31/2010
Type: News
A $2.4 billion stimulus for a domestic battery infrastructure was announced to research future energy technologies and to aid the economically battered US manufacturing regions.
Date: 08/06/2009
Type: News
A recent EIA report shows that although home weatherization has lowered energy use from heating and cooling by 10 percent, these gains were completely offset by a 10.6 percent increase in electronics.
Date: 03/25/2013
Type: Article
With a feed-in tariff solar energy policy, Germany has become the global leader in the implementation of solar energy. The country, which does does not have a climate ideally suited for solar power, has shown that what matters more than the solar climate is the government's energy policy.
Date: 12/12/2009
Type: Article
Germany's new "Energiekonzept" provides a long-term strategy to push renewable energy as a reliable, economical and environmentally sound component of sustainable economic growth. The plan defines key milestones to be achieved by 2050, including a 25% reduction in electricity consumption.
Date: 10/15/2010
Type: Article
The Green Grid consortium, together with several global government and industry organizations in the U.S., Europe and Japan, has nearly solved a problem that has plagued IT and data center managers for quite some time — how to monitor and measure energy use in data centers.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Adopting environment- and community-friendly rules is essential if drilling operators don’t want to be shut down by regulation, says the International Energy Agency.
Date: 11/01/2012
Type: Article
The prominent environmental group praised Google for renewable energy purchases and climate change goals while criticizing Apple's lack of progress in green IT efforts.
Date: 02/08/2012
Type: News

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