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We are pleased to announce the selection of architectural firm KieranTimberlake to design a new home for the Institute. The building will be named Henley Hall in honor of Jeff and Judy Henley's lead gift, and will be a symbol of the Institute and UC Santa Barbara's commitment to energy efficiency.
Date: 08/09/2012
Type: News
Revolutionary material allows electrons to travel on its surface with no loss of energy, drastically improving computer chip efficiency and possibly replacing common silicon semiconductors.
Date: 01/20/2010
Type: News
The Department of Energy announced $106M today in funding for 37 experimental projects that could radically change the ways that we think of alternative energy.
Date: 04/30/2010
Type: News
A marine sponge that produces silicon dioxide fibers.
Ever wonder about Daniel Morse's work? He and his colleagues develop biologically-inspired, nanostructured semiconductors modeled after sea sponges. Learn the basics!
Date: 07/02/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
One of Maine’s top wildlife advocacy groups says there’s plenty of room in the state to accommodate animal habitat and wind energy development.
Date: 12/05/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Utilities
Tags: energy, Maine
Ausra sells planned CA solar farm to First Solar, resulting in the cancellation of Ausra’s contract to provide 177 megawatts to PG&E- a setback in the utility’s efforts to meet state-mandated renewable-energy targets.
Date: 11/05/2009
Type: News
Autodesk is working on upgrading their building performance modeling software to make energy retrofits cheaper, easier, and more accessible to small scale building owners.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
Advanced modeling software is helping accelerate carmakers' efforts toward vehicle light-weighting for fuel economy and carbon emissions reductions.
Date: 11/29/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
A U.N. climate report says we’ll overshoot greenhouse gas targets, and will need new technologies to make up for it.
Date: 04/21/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved Baltimore Gas & Electric's amended smart grid proposal, so the company will get to keep its $200 million DOE grant for its innovative program.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities

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