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A product of the two-day workshop held in December 2010 by the Institute for Energy Efficiency, this new white paper provides and overview of current technologies and recommends improvements and actions needed to advance the development and adoption of integrated building systems.
Date: 06/14/2011
Type: Report
Technologies: Buildings
Institute for Energy Efficiency Global Advisory Board Member Arun Majumdar nominated to head the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: News
The Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change discusses progress made in the past year including ARRA, fuel economy standards for automobiles, appliance efficiency standards, and the greenhouse gas emissions inventory rule.
Date: 01/11/2010
Type: News
The White House has begun installing American-made solar panels as part of a commitment to renewable energy. The installations will also serve as a demonstration of incorporating solar into a historic building.
Date: 08/21/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara look into fueling America's cars on hydrogen, an energy source that's carbon-free, produced entirely in the U.S. and as abundant as water.
Date: 12/01/2007
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Mother Jones features an interactive map and article showing the 2011 renewable energy consumption in each of the 50 U.S. states.
Date: 05/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
Greentech Media reviews the new Helieon LED from Bridgelux.
Date: 07/02/2010
Type: News, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
With the economic crisis forcing companies to embrace frugal spending, energy efficiency is becoming a hot topic.
Date: 02/04/2009
Type: News
Photo credit: The New York Times.
The lower costs that can result from energy-efficiency improvements (e.g. better fuel economy, utility bill savings, etc.) can paradoxically encourage consumers to use more energy. This rebound effect can cause a net increase in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 03/07/2011
Type: Article
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President Obama's proposed budget calls for boosting funding to the Department of Energy by nearly 12 percent. The spending plan focuses on research and deployment of renewable energy, electric cars, biofuel, energy efficiency and nuclear technologies.
Date: 02/14/2011
Type: Blog

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