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Co-generation of heat from coal power plants increases energy efficiency, but the resultant reliance on coal plants to supply heat limits the grid's use of renewable energy during cold months. As a result, some grid operators are building pumped hydro systems to store the un-used renewable energy.
Date: 11/16/2010
Type: Article
American businesses are striving to increase their energy efficiency. Improving energy efficiency is an important competitive advantage and senior business leaders are beginning to see it as a strategic business driver.
Date: 07/31/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
electric tower
A recent report from the ACEEE points out that the basic principle of reward as incentive is missing when it comes to energy efficiency in the utility industry.
Date: 01/27/2011
Type: Blog
The Department of Energy gave a loan guarantee to a California company to build a solar manufacturing plant in an area where an auto plant recently closed. The panels built at the plant would be able to supply energy for 24,000 homes a year.
Date: 09/03/2009
Type: News
The Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy has released Energy 2030, a set of policy recommendations that urges policymakers at all levels of government to take action in achieving set energy productivity goals by 2030.
Date: 04/10/2013
Type: Report
In only two years under India’s National Solar Mission, prices for solar energy in India have dropped dramatically, approaching the price of energy from fossil fuels.
Date: 04/25/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
The Energizer Zinc Air, a primary (non-rechargeable) battery solution, uses oxygen from the air as an energy source to generate power.
Date: 12/01/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Fleixble solar.
CalTech professor Harry Atwater discusses the future of solar power and shows off a flexible, high efficiency solar cell.
Date: 09/24/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Frequently, improvements in data center energy efficiency involve virtualization, consolidation and improved management of power and cooling systems, but a growing number of voices are starting to question whether software should play a greater role in the green effort.
Date: 07/12/2010
Type: Blog

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