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Google LED bulb
Google is teaming up with Lighting Science to develop a bulb that is controllable from an Android phone. The bulbs will communicate through a wireless network anchored by a home router and will allow users to dim, shut off, or program their lights remotely.
Date: 05/10/2011
Type: Article
54 businesses join the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps program. The program places graduate students from around the country to work in businesses and public institutions to find cost-efficient solutions to save energy and reduce emissions.
Date: 05/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Adopting environment- and community-friendly rules is essential if drilling operators don’t want to be shut down by regulation, says the International Energy Agency.
Date: 11/01/2012
Type: Article
Chrysler is adopting a technology which electronically controls the valves that bring air into an internal combustion engine. The company hopes the "smart" technology will increase fuel economy by 25%.
Date: 08/19/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
The energy sector faces drastic changes in the next decade due to shifting economic, social, and business trends. Providers of energy and energy-intensive products have to adapt to these changes.
Date: 02/01/2007
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Currently, the United States uses more air conditioning than all other countries combined. This can soon change, as air conditioning demand increases in China, India, Indonesia, among others developing countries.
Date: 08/15/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
Utility Xcel Energy reports that a huge battery has worked effectively in smoothing out variable wind power, signaling how pockets of energy storage can help create a cleaner grid.
Date: 08/04/2010
Type: Article, News
California's utilities need to produce 20,000-plus megawatts of energy from renewable sources by 2020. Governor Brown wants at least 12,000 megawatts to be decentralized generation. Rooftop and ground-mounted solar will be one of the main technologies used to accomplish this goal.
Date: 06/11/2012
Type: Article
Germany's new "Energiekonzept" provides a long-term strategy to push renewable energy as a reliable, economical and environmentally sound component of sustainable economic growth. The plan defines key milestones to be achieved by 2050, including a 25% reduction in electricity consumption.
Date: 10/15/2010
Type: Article
With a feed-in tariff solar energy policy, Germany has become the global leader in the implementation of solar energy. The country, which does does not have a climate ideally suited for solar power, has shown that what matters more than the solar climate is the government's energy policy.
Date: 12/12/2009
Type: Article

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