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Clean energy executives argue for a national energy policy to add clarity and definition to the long term prospects of a clean energy economy.
Date: 10/07/2009
Type: News
SRI International claims they can produce a cleaner, cheaper synthetic fuel by combing coal and natural gas and are now exploring the scalability of this technology.
Date: 01/06/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Two environmental engineers at Clemson University have received a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Defense to create a new type of energy efficient Subsurface Thermal Energy Storage (STES) system that uses a conventional heat pump to move heat between buildings and the ground.
Date: 06/16/2010
Type: Article, News
The cap-and-trade program in the climate and energy bill could lessen the impact of climate change by increasing efficiencies.
Date: 07/31/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
A new study released today from Climate Savers Computing Initiative highlights the need for efficiency improvements in commercial and home networking technologies.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: News, Report
Clouds
According to a new report by Pike Research, the rapid growth of cloud computing could reduce energy usage in the global information technology industry by 38 percent by 2020.
Date: 12/07/2010
Type: News, Report
By storing data with a third party via a cloud computing network, companies can reduce their emissions since most cloud network data centers are optimized for maximum efficiency.
Date: 07/15/2009
Type: News
the chill off
The Chill Off 2 spent 18 months evaluating cooling technologies from many of the data center industry’s largest vendors. But in the end, tiny startup Clustered Systems stole the spotlight with a prototype that earned the best scores for energy efficiency.
Date: 06/06/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
CNBC has shared the UCSB press release on the 2013 Summit on Energy Efficiency, to be held on May 1-2 2013. Keynote speakers at the event that is focused on "Materials for a sustainable future" include Steve Chu, Michael McQuade, George Crabtree and Kateri Callahan.
Date: 03/28/2013
Type: News

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