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Institute faculty Kaustav Banerjee and team demonstrate first n-type field effect transistors on monolayer tungsten diselenide with record performance.
Date: 06/24/2013
A report by the Carbon Disclosure Project shows that many cities around the world are taking big steps to improve their energy efficiency and sustainability, even though nations struggle to forge a global response to climate change.
Date: 06/21/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
EPRI has created an analytical software tool to quantify the value and cost-effectiveness of energy storage. The tool can be used by utilities and regulators to perform detailed assessments of the value of energy storage technologies in different applications.
Date: 06/20/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
The Global e-Sustainability Initiative and EcoVadis have partnered to launch an online platform to monitor sustainability practices in the information and communications technologies sector supply chains.
Date: 06/19/2013
Type: Article
The Department of Energy released a free publicly available database of actual energy performance data from more than 60,000 residential and commercial buildings; the data will allow users to identify key building energy efficiency opportunities and perform insightful statistical analyses.
Date: 06/18/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
The Navy base in Oxnard, California has saved thousands of dollars in energy bills by installing 300 smart meters pinpointing energy waste on the base.
Date: 06/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
Consolidating pictures, videos, emails and documents on remote servers saves more energy than keeping them on personal computers
Date: 06/12/2013
Type: Article
On Monday, the California Public Utilities Commission released a proposal that would call for the state’s big three investor-owned utilities to obtain 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage by 2020.
Date: 06/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
The American Institute of Physics' Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy published commentary discussing the Institute for Energy Efficiency's 2013 Summit on Materials for a Sustainable Energy Future.
Date: 06/11/2013
Institute faculty Chris Van de Walle's paper, "Fundamental limits on optical transparency of transparent conducting oxides: Free-carrier absorption in SnO2," has been selected by the editor to feature in the Editor's Picks of 2012, as one of the most notable APL articles published in 2012.
Date: 06/07/2013

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