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A new study predicts that by 2030, the US will use land area the size of Minnesota for energy production, citing the huge amount of land needed for current renewable technologies. The report highlights the importance of energy conservation and energy efficiency to combat this land consumption.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: Blog
$2.4 billion in stimulus funding will be awarded for advanced battery technology for hybrid and electric-drive vehicles through the stimulus act, the largest investment in the area ever made.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
PG&E study shows building automation systems for controlling lights actually work.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
computer clunker
Popular Science commentary on the Cash for Clunkers program suggest a Cash for Tech Clunkers program.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
As utility and IT companies begin to invest in smart grid technology, many other sectors are trying to find ways to profit from smart grid implementation.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Governments and companies worldwide are investing heavily in advanced battery research to create an energy storage device that will make electric vehicles more adoptable.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
The Department of Transportation recently gave funding for initial research into embedding solar cells into the nation's highways. The plan would turn roadways into an energy and information infrastructure.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: Blog, News, Video
Technologies: Transportation
NASA is in the process of constructing the greenest building in America at their Ames campus near the Silicon Valley in California. The agency has recruited green architect William McDonough for the project.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Buildings
Alta Terra blog post relating to looking at the big picture around Data Center energy consumption.
Date: 08/31/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers, Smart Grid
Utilities across the country are pulling together proposals for grants for smart grid systems. $4 billion in stimulus funding is reserved for building the smart grid infrastructure.
Date: 08/31/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid

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