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80% of the cars in the US auto fleet drive less than 40 miles a day, which is the capacity of current in-vehicle battery technology. Converting some of these cars to plug-in electric vehicles is a big step towards energy independence.
Date: 12/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Crumpled sheets of graphene.
New graphene ultracapacitors have five times the energy density of current commercial devices, thanks to the increased surface area of the "crumpled" graphene nanomaterial.
Date: 12/08/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Energy Storage
Researchers at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory have designed a new air conditioner that uses both evaporative cooling and a liquid desiccant to remove moisture. Engineers believe it could use up to 90% less energy than conventional air conditioners in humid areas.
Date: 06/17/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: HVAC
Check out these charts and stats showing how energy efficiency has positively impacted almost every aspect of our lives and the US economy.
Date: 10/08/2013
Type: Article
The total United States wind capacity climbed to 60 gigawatts at the end of 2012. United States passed China and Germany as the global leader in wind capacity.
Date: 08/14/2013
Type: Article
A new paper from the World Resources Institute finds that 1199 coal plants are currently proposed in 59 countries. What would our world with 1200 new coal-fired power plants look like?
Date: 11/27/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
The Scuderi Group's prototype split-cycle two-cylinder engine
A new type of engine that stores compressed air could improve fuel economy by as much as 50 percent.
Date: 01/24/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
AVOB's energy monitor.
French startup AVOB says it can achieve a 20 percent increase in the efficiency of networked PCs by ramping down processor speed and voltage while a computer is working, all without sacrificing functionality.
Date: 09/27/2010
Type: Article
GTM Research analyst Gerry Runte lays out the potential consequences of a short-term view towards developing distribution automation programs.
Date: 10/23/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
EnerDel develops cutting-edge lithium-ion batteries as engineers figure out how to mass-produce them for today’s hybrid and electric vehicles.
Date: 03/17/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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