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Welcome to the 2011 Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency, featuring Henry Yang, Gene Lucas, & John Bowers
Date: 05/25/2011
Type: Video
Technologies: General Information
Tags: education
The National Training & Education Resource (NTER) is an open source platform that serves to education individuals about weatherizing their homes and offices. Viewers acquire new skills at a time, place, and pace that is convenient to them.
Date: 07/03/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Building energy management takes a leap forward with advanced weather software capable of ultra-precise predictions.
Date: 10/18/2011
Type: News
Building owners begin measuring energy use in order to comply with the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 which requires public disclosure of enegry ratings beginning in 2012.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
Washington DC has launched the Sustainable DC initiative that aims to make the city the "greenest, healthiest and most livable city in the U.S."
Date: 08/05/2013
Type: Article
Call center
A recent thesis by an undergraduate at Purdue University found that many utility call centers can’t answer basic questions on the smart grid.
Date: 01/20/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Battery
While Moore's Law has delivered a 10,000 times improvement in chips over the years, battery performance has only improved 3-4 times. Expectations of future improvement in battery performance should therefore be more realistic and focus on achievable goals.
Date: 10/06/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
Gloomy investment banker.
At the Renewable Energy Finance Forum in San Francisco, investment bankers were bullish on the energy efficient market, saying that's where the money is.
Date: 09/30/2010
Type: Blog
The next generation of the Chevrolet Volt could have a much cheaper battery.
For the next generation of its Chevrolet Volt, GM has licensed mixed-metal oxide battery-electrode materials developed at Argonne National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy Lab. These materials could help double car batteries' energy-storage capacity.
Date: 01/12/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Interview with Transphorm CEO Umesh Mishra
GigaOM's Katie Fehrenbacher interviews Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra about his startup company, Transphorm.
Date: 05/17/2011
Type: Blog, Video

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