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GTM Research reports that the U.S. photovoltaic (PV) market has grown, over the last ten years, at an average annual rate of approximately 70 percent.
Date: 06/19/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Investment in energy efficiency for buildings can prove benefits to real estate in the long term and provide a competitive advantage.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings
In a push for jobs, Obama touts the benefits of developing US manufacturing prowess in new batteries for next-generation electric plug-in vehicles.
Date: 07/17/2010
Type: News
Even with financial incentives, a publicity campaign, and federal policies, homeowners are reluctant to take action to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Date: 02/15/2010
Type: Blog
John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama.
Michael Kanellos of Greentech Media argues that clean, green, efficient energy is a popular bi-partisan issue nationwide and that the compromise that will come out of our newly divided government will be good for energy policy and green technology.
Date: 11/08/2010
Type: Blog
Will the world's energy problems be solved in a manner similar to the way that Apple changed computers?
Date: 08/30/2011
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
Rechargeable batteries
Wildcat Discovery Technologies' combinatorial chemistry tools give the company the capability to rapidly synthesize inorganic materials. A recent synthesis lead to the discovery of a new rechargeable battery material, which they claim can improve battery performance by 25 to 65 percent.
Date: 03/14/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
California buildings
Will California's statewide green building codes advance energy-efficient construction or undermine stricter standards like LEED? The CALGreen codes promote efficiency without the costs of third-party certification, but critics note that the standards are prescriptive rather than performance-based.
Date: 01/06/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a ruling that EV service stations will not be regulated like public utilities. While service companies see this as good news, the state's utility companies are split in their responses.
Date: 05/26/2010
Type: News
As electric vehicles accrue incentives and consumer popularity, there will be a lithium demand boom that needs to matched with supply increases.
Date: 08/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation

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