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China widened its lead over the U.S. in a renewable energy ranking compiled by consultant Ernst & Young that gauges the attractiveness to investors of wind and solar power projects in those countries.
Date: 09/14/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Bloom Energy fuel cells
This project will make eBay the first major tech company to use fuel cells as a primary source of energy for data centers, rather than getting their energy from the national power grid, which is heavily dependent on coal plants.
Date: 06/22/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Data Centers
Intel has ranked first in the nation for using renewable energy, since 2008. The firm is raising the bar on energy efficiency goals, aiming to increase energy efficiency of notebook computers and data center products to 25 times the 2010 levels by 2020.
Date: 05/21/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Former President, Bill Clinton, addresses the importance of retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient in both poor and rich countries.
Date: 04/24/2012
Type: Article
Last week, Pew Charitable Trusts released a report indicating global renewable energy finance and investment rose to $263 billion in 2011, an increase of 6.5% from 2010.
Date: 04/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Technology Review clean web image
The energy problem is humanity's greatest challenge. Here's how information technology can provide some answers.
Date: 04/02/2012
Type: Article
MicroGen Systems is developing low-cost, energy-harvesting chips that convert mechanical energy into electricity from environmental vibrations
Date: 08/25/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Improved light controls
In addition to its 50 LEED-certified facilities, the University of California system has implemented a number of programs to improve efficiency. These programs include energy-efficient lighting, renewable energy sources, and efficient laboratory ventilation systems, to name a few.
Date: 05/25/2011
Type: Article
Saline solution battery! Credit: Yi Cui
A new battery device developed by researchers at Stanford draws power from the salinity difference between freshwater and saltwater and can achieve up to 85 percent efficiency.
Date: 05/03/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
solar panels
A startup called TenKsolar says it can increase the amount of solar power generated on rooftops by 25 to 50 percent by changing the way solar cells are wired together and adding inexpensive reflectors to gather more light.
Date: 04/29/2011
Type: Article

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