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Studies indicate that advanced sensors and controls have the potential to reduce the energy consumption of buildings by 20-30 percent.
Date: 03/02/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
In partnership with the Société d'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel, UGE International Ltd. has installed two on-site wind turbines at the Eiffel Tower as part of a high-profile renovation and upgrade to the first floor of the monument.
Date: 02/25/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
India has committed to 266 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy in the next five years and promises to generate 1 million jobs by meeting its target of installing 100 GW of solar energy by 2022.
Date: 02/24/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the big theme was the "Internet of things" -- the idea that everything in the human environment could be equipped with sensors and processors that can exchange data.
Date: 02/23/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Flow batteries for forklifts, new proton exchange membranes and sodium-ion cathode structures, and other potential breakthroughs.
Date: 02/13/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Nationally, the potential savings from energy conservation investments are astounding.
Date: 02/09/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
Researchers have found a way to augment ordinary silicon solar cells with a material called a perovskite.
Date: 02/09/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
California is getting serious about distributed energy resources (DER), which include small utility-scale solar, bioenergy and wind generation, energy storage, energy efficiency, demand response and combined heat and power facilities.
Date: 02/03/2015
Type: News
The University of California quietly met an important milestone in 2014: It successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions to the same level as 14 years ago.
Date: 01/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
In the annals of climatology, 2014 surpassed 2010 as the warmest year.
Date: 01/20/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change

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