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Isentropic Energy’s pumped-heat electrical energy storage could disrupt the large-scale electrical energy storage market
Date: 02/23/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
Bloom Energy's fuel cells have been purchased by large companies and are said to generate electricity for 8 to 10 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Date: 02/24/2010
Type: Blog
Thermoelectrics can convert waste heat into electricity, presenting an enormous potential for energy efficiency improvements as nearly half the energy cosumed by the US is dissipated as waste heat.
Date: 03/01/2010
Type: Blog
The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) may have developed a way to run air conditioners on sound waves, which if widely deployed could reduce US energy consumption by 13 percent.
Date: 03/01/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Conversion
The Coalition for Fair Transmission Policy lobbies for transmission expansion costs to be allocated to states consumers that directly benefit as a result.
Date: 03/01/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Utilities
The Department of Energy's ARPA-E will distribute $100 million for research on energy efficient building technologies and smart grid concepts.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: Blog
Google releases the application programing interface for Google PowerMeter, a tool to provide users with real time energy use and cost data.
Date: 03/03/2010
Type: Blog
The ARPA-E Summit showcased breakthrough clean-energy technologies and involved discussion on the need for financing and cohesive energy policy to bring these technologies to the mainstream.
Date: 03/03/2010
Type: Blog
Whether or not legislation requiring energy storage passes, California will need approximately 4 GW of storage in order to reach its renewable energy goals.
Date: 03/05/2010
Type: Blog
Researchers at MIT announce a new breakthrough for producing electricity with carbon nanotubes.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: Blog

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