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The Cleantech Forum highlighted two recent trends: (1) big corporations have become increasingly active by opening their infrastructure and investing in later-stage start-ups, and (2) in the last year, Energy Efficiency has taken over Solar as the hottest sub-sector within cleantech.
Date: 03/15/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
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A study by Cambridge researchers shows that approximately 73 percent of global energy use could be eliminated simply by implementing energy efficiency improvements in buildings and transportation.
Date: 01/26/2011
Type: Report
Technologies: General Information
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The EPA announced that instead of mandating specific control technologies when it begins regulating greenhouse gas emissions next year, it will push coal plants and manufacturers to become more energy efficient. Efficiency improvements cut emissions and are less costly than other measures.
Date: 11/10/2010
Type: News
Kids giving thumbs-up.
Building the next-generation of energy-focused entrepreneurs will require a whole generation of inspired, science-focused kids who think energy tech is "cool." Federal agencies including the DOE and the White House are pushing energy literacy and education in the hopes of upping that "cool" factor.
Date: 10/18/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
Department of Energy Undersecretary for Science gives talk in an Institute for Energy Efficiency sponsored lecture
Date: 01/14/2010
Type: News
A new book recently published by the National Academy of Sciences describes how existing energy efficiency technologies can help the US use less energy while maintaining economic growth.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: Article
HVAC equipment manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates have agreed on a set of standards that are aimed at dramatically reducing energy use in homes. The standards are to take effect in 2013 and are expected to save the equivalent of the total annual energy needs of Michigan.
Date: 10/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: HVAC
An interactive map showing the features and comparisons of different solar technologies.
Date: 09/14/2009
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The solar manufacturing company Suntech Power announced making a multicrystalline silicon panel that convers 15.6 percent of light into electricity, a new world record for efficiency.
Date: 08/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Though large gains are possible, the commercial trucking industry has been hesitant to invest in energy efficient technologies.
Date: 08/07/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation

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