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The U.S. Department of Energy is investing heavily in green building as an energy saving and job creating economic stimulus. The DOE recently announced $106 million in stimulus funding for energy efficiency and conservation activities, aimed at state-level green building priorities.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Modeling
Exelon is the latest utility to leave the US Chamber of Commerce over opposition to the Chamber's negative stance on the Waxman-Markey climate change bill.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog, News
Ultracapacitor maker Nesscap has raised initial funding that it says will enable the company to make ultracapacitors with significantly improved performance.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Researchers at Cornell have developed a silicon device to speed up optical data transmission. The device requires little energy and works by splitting up the data into pulses, which it outputs at 270 gigabits per second.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Photonics
MIT Professor Daniel Nocera founded the company San Catalyix to produce a cheap and efficient system to use energy from photovoltaic cells to split water to be used in fuel cells.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: News
RoseStreet Labs Energy announced the development of a new double-layered nitride/silicon solar cell with a practical efficiency of 25 to 30 percent. The company plans to produce the cells commercially in the fourth quarter of next year.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Institute for Energy Efficiency is on of three academic centers in the country that focuses specifically on energy efficiency. The three organizations are receiving unprecedented government support and attention from the business community.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: News, Video
Frustrated with the lack of recent breakthroughs in solar thermal technology, Google has decided to devote research resources to the area. The company is aiming to lower the production costs by a factor of at least two, but may have underestimated the technology's complexity.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A New Mexico electric utility is the second major utility to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with Pacific Gas and Electric, due to the Chamber's hard-line stance against climate change regulation.
Date: 09/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
Reuters – The sun is shown as it rises between power transmission lines
California announced country's most aggressive state plan on energy efficiency, with over $3.1 billion earmarked to retrofits and programs that will result in energy savings
Date: 09/25/2009
Type: News

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