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The U.S. government, criticized for lax scrutiny of Energy Star products, has announced it will further tighten its certification rules.
Date: 04/15/2010
Type: News
The Chinese government made an agreement with First Solar to build the world's largest photovoltaic power plant in Mongolia, to be part of a 11.95-GW renewable energy park.
Date: 09/08/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A new study by the NRDC shows that our greatest energy resource over the past 40 years has been energy efficiency.
Date: 10/10/2013
Type: Article
Southern California Edison receives an award in recognition of its leadership in energy efficiency through the promotion of ENERGY STAR appliances and electronics and other programs that help customers save energy.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
The U.S. has a lot of work ahead to ensure it's position as a leader in clean, renewable energy manufacturing.
Date: 11/30/2009
Type: News
Home energy use diagram
The average American household uses the same amount of energy it did in the early 1970s, despite significant improvements in the efficiency of household appliances. This constant energy use can be attributed to larger households full of more energy-sapping devices like computers and DVD players.
Date: 10/01/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
Increasing production and declining consumption of gasoline and oil have unexpectedly brought the United States markedly closer to independence from foreign energy sources.
Date: 03/23/2012
Technologies: Transportation, Utilities
Two to four gigawatts of new energy storage development is feasible over the next five years, according to a new study.
Date: 02/08/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
CFL
In partnership with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Office of Naval Research Global has developed a device for harvesting residual magnetic power from electrical currents. The technology could reduce the energy used for lighting by up to 39 percent.
Date: 09/26/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
From Marketwatch: UCSB announces Steven Chu as featured keynote speaker at May 2013 Summit on Energy Efficiency.
Date: 01/25/2013

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