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As a rebuttal to federal mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s argument that PACE programs pose difficult risk management challenges, an article in Grist Magazine reveals that energy-efficient homes have significantly lower default and delinquency rates than typical homes.
Date: 07/12/2010
Type: Article
In response to a report from the GAO that revealed some major flaws in the EPA's Energy Star certification process, the EPA and DOE are developing a product-testing system to validate Energy Star ratings.
Date: 07/10/2010
Type: Article
Green Economy blogger Jeremy Gross discusses current smart grid trends.
Date: 07/07/2010
Type: Article, Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
The Department of Energy's new Research Support Facility on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus is now the nation's largest zero-energy office building.
Date: 07/06/2010
Venture capitalists invest over $17 million in McPhy Energy, which is working to commercialize solid-state hydrogen storage technology.
Date: 07/06/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Eucalyptus Systems, a private cloud software vendor founded by Institute faculty member Rich Wolski, recently received $20 million in venture funding. CEO Marten Mickos discusses the influx of funding and the company's two year roadmap.
Date: 07/06/2010
Type: Article
Texas startup Illumitex has devised a square LED bulb that directs light in a straight line, as opposed to a circular pattern. The company claims this development will reduce the cost, as well as improve the quantity and quality, of light from solid-state fixtures.
Date: 06/29/2010
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Battery breakthroughs could lower costs and improve performance for electric vehicles and renewable energy storage, but commercializing these new technologies will be challenging.
Date: 06/29/2010
Technologies: Batteries
Spurred by California's AB 2514--an assembly bill to to promote energy storage in the state--analysts from StrateGen Consulting provide an analysis that demonstrates the value of energy storage as an alternative to natural gas-fired peaker plants.
Date: 06/28/2010
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
Businessweek profiles GE scientist and innovator Anil Duggal who is working on ways to improve mass production of energy efficient organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).
Date: 06/24/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays

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