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A study by the National Academy of Sciences finds that consumers don't fully understand the actual energy savings of various activities (like driving a more efficient car or turning off lights), indicating that consumer education or awareness programs could have a big impact on energy consumption.
Date: 08/18/2010
In partnership with Cree, Home Depot has released an new EcoSmart brand downlight bulb that uses white and red LEDs to emit a warm, energy-efficient glow.
Date: 08/18/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
A new processor based on probability instead of binary logic functions in a more power efficient way and may speed up flash memory, and eventually much more.
Date: 08/17/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Electronics
Energy-efficient pachinko machines.
A fast and super energy-efficient type of computer memory called phase-change memory (PCM) is poised to move beyond applications in computing and gaming to consumer electronics while flash memory is set to rival hard drives for storage in notebooks and other computing devices.
Date: 08/17/2010
Type: Article
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The DOE reports that less than 9% of the funds awarded in energy efficiency block grants has been spent, leaving the economy somewhat unstimulated.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
Innovative startup OPower is focusing on customer engagement and behavior modification to achieve great gains in home energy efficiency.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
Soladigm has developed a more cost-effective method for making electrochromic windows that let people adjust light and heat levels with the flick of a switch.
Date: 08/13/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
Given their unobtrusive nature, building-integrated photovoltaics were once touted as the next big thing in solar power. They are now facing a tough challenge in the market, however, due to their higher costs and lower efficiency compared to competing products.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Article, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A number of software companies are competing for customers in the energy management market and the degree to which they can implement energy efficiency savings quickly and with minimal hassle may become the main differentiating factor between them.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Article
Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a plastic computer memory device based on the "spin" of electrons that could store more data in less space, process data faster, and consume less power.
Date: 08/09/2010
Type: Article

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