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A recent report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy stresses the need for energy efficiency programs that change consumer behavior and habits. In short, consumers need to be able to see how much energy they use and they need proof that conservation pays off.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Blog
real estate
Boston-based Conservation Services Group is working on a metric to describe a home’s energy efficiency value. The metric would be included in the multiple listing service when the house is listed for sale, making energy efficiency a more tangible component of the home's value.
Date: 11/05/2010
Type: Article
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it has completed nearly 120 technical assistance projects at 16 federal agencies, helping the federal government to meet its energy efficiency and renewable energy goals and implement leading-edge clean energy technologies.
Date: 10/26/2010
Type: News
Rebound effect
A new report from Institute faculty member Roland Geyer and his colleague Sheetal Gavankar examines the rebound effect, or the extent to which energy savings enabled by advances in energy efficiency are reduced by the behavioral response to the increase in efficiency.
Date: 10/26/2010
Type: Report
Map of U.S.
A new scorecard indicates that the top 10 energy-efficient states voted Democratic in the last presidential election. The bottom 10 voted Republican.
Date: 10/25/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
This video highlights home energy gateways, smart appliances and charging stations that might soon be coming to the States.
Date: 10/22/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: General Information
Kids giving thumbs-up.
Building the next-generation of energy-focused entrepreneurs will require a whole generation of inspired, science-focused kids who think energy tech is "cool." Federal agencies including the DOE and the White House are pushing energy literacy and education in the hopes of upping that "cool" factor.
Date: 10/18/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
Refrigerator
Spurred in part by the looming Energy Star 2014 standards, GE is investing in the design and manufacturing of energy-efficient refrigeration products.
Date: 10/18/2010
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
USA energy-efficiency ranks
A new energy-efficiency score card from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy reveals that although the South and the MidWest lag behind, the Southwest has made gains in energy efficiency.
Date: 10/13/2010
Type: News, Report
Institute for Energy Efficiency logo
In this issue: Institute announces 2010-2011 graduate fellowships; Institute welcomes new staff members; revolutionary Intel chip uses light to send data; Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency -- 2010 videos and 2011 dates; upcoming seminars.
Date: 10/06/2010
Type: News
Technologies: General Information

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