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Home energy use diagram
The average American household uses the same amount of energy it did in the early 1970s, despite significant improvements in the efficiency of household appliances. This constant energy use can be attributed to larger households full of more energy-sapping devices like computers and DVD players.
Date: 10/01/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
Refrigerator
Spurred in part by the looming Energy Star 2014 standards, GE is investing in the design and manufacturing of energy-efficient refrigeration products.
Date: 10/18/2010
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
ice
Startup IceCode won GE's Ecomagination Challenge last month for a technology that instantly removes ice from wind turbines. Now they want to incorporate thin-film pulse electrothermal de-icing (PETD) into refrigerators, saving up to 35% of the energy used.
Date: 12/07/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
Photo credit: The New York Times.
The lower costs that can result from energy-efficiency improvements (e.g. better fuel economy, utility bill savings, etc.) can paradoxically encourage consumers to use more energy. This rebound effect can cause a net increase in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 03/07/2011
Type: Article

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