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Researchers have shown that nanowires have some very interesting properties that could help create solar panels that are more efficient than was previously thought possible.
Date: 04/01/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
The New York Times summarizes the energy and climate change chapter from the Economic Report of the President in seven key points. The report stresses the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Date: 03/19/2013
Type: Article
Newer American homes consume roughly the same amount of energy as older homes, even though there has been substantial increases in energy efficiency in appliances and HVAC systems.
Date: 02/13/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
New York City has publicly posted 2011 energy benchmarking results for over 2,000 large commercial properties. This is the first time any US city has disclosed private-sector building energy data. Results show areas for possible energy improvements.
Date: 09/12/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
American businesses are striving to increase their energy efficiency. Improving energy efficiency is an important competitive advantage and senior business leaders are beginning to see it as a strategic business driver.
Date: 07/31/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
Bloom Energy fuel cells
This project will make eBay the first major tech company to use fuel cells as a primary source of energy for data centers, rather than getting their energy from the national power grid, which is heavily dependent on coal plants.
Date: 06/22/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Data Centers
Many New York City tenants in city-owned buildings are not interested in saving energy, since they do not directly pay the utility bill and retrofits can be expensive. The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services decided to put these agencies on the hook for their energy consumption.
Date: 06/07/2012
Type: Article
Intel has ranked first in the nation for using renewable energy, since 2008. The firm is raising the bar on energy efficiency goals, aiming to increase energy efficiency of notebook computers and data center products to 25 times the 2010 levels by 2020.
Date: 05/21/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Jeffrey Henley
The LA Times features an article on Jeff and Judy Henley's donation to the Institute for Energy Efficiency and the College of Engineering. Their donation will enhance the quality of research and education at UC Santa Barbara, and they hope to set an example for future private giving.
Date: 05/14/2012
Type: News
Bloomberg talks about Jeff and Judy Henley's $50 million donation to the Institute for Energy Efficiency and the College of Engineering amid state budget cuts. Their donation is the largest in UC Santa Barbara's history.
Date: 05/14/2012
Type: News

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