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The residential building sector of the US has enormous potential for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, but high upfront costs and lack of consumer understanding of energy efficiency advantages are some of the issues obscuring this opportunity.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: News
The US Department of Energy (DOE) wants to know all the rare earth metals used in energy production, to make a first-ever strategic plan for applying these rare metals in a wide range of energy efficient technologies.
Date: 05/23/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Materials
Over two decades, LED-based SSL deployment could generate $120 billion in energy savings assuming products achieve forecasted performance objectives.
Date: 02/17/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: DOE, LED, SSL
The long-awaited latest draft of the US energy and climate change bill was unveiled yesterday by Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman. But the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) says the proposal does much less for energy efficiency than previous major climate change bills.
Date: 05/13/2010
Type: News
Building Construction
State and local code officials voted to adopt new building codes that will achieve 30% in energy savings, using the 2006 model code as the baseline, for commercial and residential buildings. The new code will impact building construction, additions, and renovations in 47 states and Washington DC.
Date: 11/02/2010
Type: Article, News
Department of Energy Undersecretary for Science gives talk in an Institute for Energy Efficiency sponsored lecture
Date: 01/14/2010
Type: News
Shale Rock
Join the Institute, Carsey-Wolf Center and the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management for Game Changer: Unconventional Gas & Oil and the Energy Landscape, on March 6th at 7pm at the Pollock Theater at UC Santa Barbara.
Date: 02/21/2014
Type: Event, News
By using ultracapasitors in hybrids to store energy and release it quickly, automakers could get double the amount of energy from the same engine space than with a conventional electric vehicle.
Date: 08/20/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
MIT spinoff FastCAP Systems has recived a $5.35 million grant for high-risk/high-reward inovative research into ultracapcitor technology.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
A novel fuel-injection system achieves 64 miles per gallon.
Date: 03/08/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation

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