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The DOE reports that less than 9% of the funds awarded in energy efficiency block grants has been spent, leaving the economy somewhat unstimulated.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
The new Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, delivers his first big policy address. Secretary Moniz uses the Obama administration's Climate Action Plan as the backbone of his speech and sets the stage for his tenure.
Date: 08/27/2013
Type: Article
Consent Decree with Haier America to Ensure Affected Products Deliver Required Energy and Cost Savings
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: News
Many New York City tenants in city-owned buildings are not interested in saving energy, since they do not directly pay the utility bill and retrofits can be expensive. The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services decided to put these agencies on the hook for their energy consumption.
Date: 06/07/2012
Type: Article
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
The cap-and-trade program in the climate and energy bill could lessen the impact of climate change by increasing efficiencies.
Date: 07/31/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
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China currently does not have demand response as we know it, but--partly as a result of recent regulations--a subsidiary of China's State Grid Corporation has selected Honeywell to participate in a project to study demand management and advanced energy management in buildings.
Date: 02/28/2011
Type: Article
A silver wafer reflects the face of NREL research scientist Hao-Chih Yuan
A new breakthrough etching technique developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory can put a trillion holes in a silicon wafer the size of a compact disc. This technology may lead to more efficient, lower-cost solar cells.
Date: 09/02/2010
Oracle Chairman’s $50 Million Gift to the Institute and College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara Supports Technology Innovation and Advances the Frontiers of Energy Efficiency. Read the full press release here.
Date: 05/12/2012
Type: News
The California Public Utilities Commission approved a $3.1 billion energy efficiency budget for California utilities, the largest commitment ever made by a state to energy efficiency.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: News

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