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Fluorine.
Contour Energy Systems will soon release fluorine batteries that have the potential to perform two to three times times more effectively than lithium batteries. The company has found a way to keep the energy density high while cranking up the power density.
Date: 09/20/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Engineers take embedded computing to new levels of precision through elaborate control systems in their quest for greater efficiency.
Date: 12/01/2007
Type: Article
Implementing cool roofs on a national scale would be equivalent to energy savings from removing 20 million cars off the road for 20 years.
Date: 05/29/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
Computer processes produce huge amounts of heat, which can be dissipated with the use of thermoelectric devices turn this waste heat into electricity.
Date: 01/26/2009
Type: Article
As a sign of corn ethanol's growing maturity, ending direct U.S. support for ethanol production is under serious consideration.
Date: 07/14/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
Cree TrueWhite LED bulb
Cree recently announced a new product: the TrueWhite LED bulb, which will provide 800 lumens of light (equivalent to the light output of a standard 60 watt incandescent bulb), use only 10 watts, and likely last over 25,000 hours.
Date: 01/27/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
LED manufacturer Cree announced this week that it had become the first company to meet the California standards on LED bulbs.
Date: 09/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
If utility companies and policymakers work together, they can dramatically reduce the demand for electricity.
Date: 07/01/2007
Type: Article
Data centers require a large amount of energy and space. In 2006, Microsoft bought 75 acres of bean fields in Washington State to build a giant data center. Since then Microsoft and the local community have disputed over the data center's pollution, electricity use, and impact on the community.
Date: 09/25/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Many New York City tenants in city-owned buildings are not interested in saving energy, since they do not directly pay the utility bill and retrofits can be expensive. The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services decided to put these agencies on the hook for their energy consumption.
Date: 06/07/2012
Type: Article

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