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If utility companies and policymakers work together, they can dramatically reduce the demand for electricity.
Date: 07/01/2007
Type: Article
President Obama holds a press conference with Secretary of Energy Chu on how energy efficiency can create jobs and stimulate the economy.
Date: 06/29/2009
Type: Video
With first-year funding approved, Energy Secretary Chu's flagship program is getting underway.
Date: 12/23/2009
Type: Blog
prototype fuel-cell stacks
Solid-acid fuel cells that can be made from relatively cheap materials may someday replace the turbines used in high-efficiency power plants.
Date: 10/21/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Will the world's energy problems be solved in a manner similar to the way that Apple changed computers?
Date: 08/30/2011
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
UC Santa Barbara-- home to the Institute for Energy Efficiency-- was honored by Southern California Edison and The Climate Registry for its environmental stewardship and for taking action on climate change.
Date: 04/05/2012
As the population of India continues to grow, the country faces challenges in trying to supply power to all its citizens. Utility companies and regulators will use smart meters to better understand electricity use and distribution in the country.
Date: 10/11/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
A group of companies, including Eaton Corporation and Triton, are working together to put the first 1-megawatt turbine on the ocean floor. This system can harvest steady, reliable energy from deep ocean currents.
Date: 10/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
US building owners are scaling back the pace of energy efficiency upgrades, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. Building owners not only need financing, but convincing that the improvements will increase the bottom line.
Date: 11/08/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
LG says its "Energy Star Most Efficient" sales have increased by 75%. According to the EPA, these purchases will save consumers more than $150 million in utility costs and reduce GHG by about 930 million pounds over the lifetime of these products.
Date: 11/09/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings

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