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There is no silver bullet to solve the energy efficiency issue.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Moon
The Ontario government has asked nickel-mining company XStrada to operate its mines at night in order to minimize peak energy demand during the day. The government is providing incentives through price structures that discount off-peak energy.
Date: 09/26/2010
Type: News
two thermal energy storage tanks
CALMAC's ICEBANK technology provides an energy-efficient alternative for cooling buildings by freezing ice at night (when energy costs are lower) and then using cool water from the melting ice to cool the building during the day.
Date: 11/05/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
Pumped hydro storage schematic
Though storage of renewable off-peak energy production is an important part of the nation's energy efficiency mix, pumped hydro storage is regulated by FERC and permitting can take decades.
Date: 04/18/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage

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