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Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu emphasized energy efficiency as the biggest tool to combat climate change in a speech given at the climate conference in Copenhagen.
Date: 12/15/2009
Type: News
The EPA to announce its official determination of the dangers greenhouse gases pose to human health and the environment. The findings could influence future regulation as well as President Obama's decisions as the upcoming climate conference in Copenhagen.
Date: 12/07/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Climate Change
The US and China announce plans for a $150 million joint clean energy research center.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: Blog
The "new energy" economy rolls forward even as hopes for an international deal to combat climate change at Copenhagen shift into reverse.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article
Senate Democrats are aiming for committee markup on global warming legislation on Tuesday, with an unprecedented number of hearings scheduled for thorough analysis.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
The new Smart Green Grid Initiative (SGGI) will serve as an official smart grid delegation to the Copenhagen meetings and will focus on education regarding how the smart grid can help support attainment of climate change goals.
Date: 10/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The Climate Bill would spur advanced energy research and integration of alternative energy sources into electrical grids, but in the short run could cut electrical consumption and reduce utility profits.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Blog
Even an energy-efficient computer computer server consumes 50 percent of its peak power when idle. By implementing energy-proportional computing, a large amount of energy could be saved and carbon displaced from producing that energy.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Blog
Roland Geyer, Assistant Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UCSB, and faculty member of the IEE Economics & Policy Solutions Group discusses the importance of a life cycle approach to quantify the environmental impacts of different automotive materials.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Slides, Video
As the Bangkok climate talks concluded with some progress, debate continues on whether a second commitment period to Kyoto is being negotiated or whether a new climate deal will replace Kyoto.
Date: 10/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change

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