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A household can be put on a carbon diet, reducing 80% of energy emissions through energy efficiency.
Date: 03/01/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Modeling
Many energy efficiency opportunities are in the developing world, where policymakers have an opportunity to build a green, robust economy.
Date: 02/01/2009
Type: Article
Computer processes produce huge amounts of heat, which can be dissipated with the use of thermoelectric devices turn this waste heat into electricity.
Date: 01/26/2009
Type: Article
An overview of the processes of carbon capture and storage are given through an interactive map.
Date: 01/01/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest, and most effective energy resource at our disposal.
Date: 12/31/2008
Type: Article
80% of the cars in the US auto fleet drive less than 40 miles a day, which is the capacity of current in-vehicle battery technology. Converting some of these cars to plug-in electric vehicles is a big step towards energy independence.
Date: 12/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
The rapid growth of the IT sector requires a huge amount of electricity, causing a growing percentage of carbon emissions, but the internet can also be used as a tool to abate carbon emissions.
Date: 10/01/2008
Type: Article
Amory Lovins, chief scientist at the Rocky Mountain Institute, discusses how businesses can use energy efficiency to their advantage and how governments can encourage this process.
Date: 07/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Though the capital required and investement opportunity in energy efficiency varies dramatically by sector and region, there are paths to cutting energy demand and greenhouse gas emission, while generating attractive returns.
Date: 07/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
The Performance-Based Rate model that has helped make European utilities energy efficient, now threatens to undermine efforts by setting unreasonably low standards. A next generation of regulations must be conceived.
Date: 06/01/2008
Type: Article

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