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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
As the demand for data storage grows, the energy use associated is no longer negligible. This growing demand can be reduced by simply tracking all stored data, not making excessive copies, and purging older files.
Date: 06/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Solar energy is fast becoming a very profitable industry for investors and an economically attractive alternative to fossil fuels for consumers.
Date: 06/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara is leading research efforts into integrated building design, in which active control of indoor airflows could greatly improve the ventilation and efficiency of heating and cooling in buildings.
Date: 03/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Control Systems
Engineers take embedded computing to new levels of precision through elaborate control systems in their quest for greater efficiency.
Date: 12/01/2007
Type: Article
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara look into fueling America's cars on hydrogen, an energy source that's carbon-free, produced entirely in the U.S. and as abundant as water.
Date: 12/01/2007
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation

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