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New, high-energy batteries that can withstand harsh environments developed using nanotube-based supercapacitors at Rice University.
Date: 08/23/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Energy experts are attempting to employ superconducting transmission lines to make the smart grid super efficient with stimulus funding.
Date: 08/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Susan Sanderson discusses findings on the development, commercialization, and diffusion of solid state lighting (SSL) technology in a global context.
Date: 02/10/2010
Type: Slides, Video
A recent paper argues that planetary stability must be integrated with United Nations targets to fight poverty and secure human well-being, because the planet is being transformed in ways that could undermine development gains.
Date: 03/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Although federal funding and incentives have been coming down the pipeline, the solar and green building industries have not yet taken off. In preperation for what is to come, schools are beginning to offer green building certification programs to address the future demand for workers.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: Article
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed an ultra-efficient new engine that runs on a combination of natural gas and diesel that, when combined with a battery and electric motor, may enable fuel efficiency of up to 80 mpg.
Date: 08/28/2013
Type: Article
A Seattle-based startup, EnerG2, has developed a carbon anode that can significantly improve the storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries without requiring a new battery design or a different manufacturing process.
Date: 04/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Thomas Friedman explains how green technologies will become more and more profitable in the future as the scarcity of resources and global population increases.
Date: 03/12/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
The Clean Energy Ministerial has launched the Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership to catalyze efficiency improvements in commercial buildings and industrial facilities.
Date: 07/21/2010
Type: News
DOE/EPA/industry task force recommends Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) to measure data center efficiency.
Date: 07/16/2010
Technologies: Data Centers

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