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Alcatel Lucent's Bell Labs launches an initiative to reduce emissions from the information and communications technology sector by a factor of 1,000.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm, Bell Labs, the University of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government are partnering to establish a research centre in Melbourne, Australia that will be devoted to innovation in energy efficient networks and technologies.
Date: 04/28/2010
Type: News
Electricity lines.
This opinion piece lays out the importance of consumer education in creating smart grid policy.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog
Larry Coldren
Institute faculty member Larry Coldren will direct UCSB's new research consortium: Photonic Integration for Coherent Optics (PICO). The new DARPA-funded group will focus on developing photonic technologies for communications and sensing applications.
Date: 09/26/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Communication, Photonics
Home energy audit blower.
A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows that communication style is key to getting people to make significant home energy improvements.
Date: 10/04/2010
An array of optical filters
Researchers at Caltech have discovered a way to tune optical filters to dynamically control which wavelengths of infrared light they respond to. One potential application of these tunable metamaterials could be thermal photovoltaics that maintain high efficiency regardless of the weather.
Date: 10/08/2010
Type: Article
University of Melbourne
The Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications will be devoted to innovation in energy-efficient networks and technologies with the goal of reducing the impact of telecommunications on the environment; CEET will be one of the largest research efforts for green telecommunications in the world.
Date: 03/30/2011
Type: Article
The ambitious Austin, TX-based Pecan Street project is piloting a number of green neighborhood technologies, but the real challenge will be getting these systems to talk to each other to reduce energy consumption and peak loads.
Date: 10/11/2011
Type: News
An article from UK's The Guardian highlights the barriers to encouraging energy efficiency behaviors in consumers.
Date: 02/01/2012
Type: News
Tags: behavior
ICT Technology Roundtable
The Institute convened 27 leading stakeholders from the field of Information and Communications Technologies for a workshop on Feb 7-8. Discussions focused on needed advancements in technology and architecture to develop scalable, energy-efficient, future core networks.
Date: 02/15/2013
Type: Event

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