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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
Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest, and most effective energy resource at our disposal.
Date: 12/31/2008
Type: Article
earth
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
A new report found that energy efficiency investments could provide up to half of the greenhouse gas emission reductions needed to by 2050 to curb climate change.
Date: 07/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
coal plant
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
An interactive map showing the features and comparisons of different solar technologies.
Date: 09/14/2009
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
$3.2 billion dollars of stimulus money is allocated for improving energy efficiency and energy conservation practices.
Date: 07/29/2009
Type: News
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
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
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

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