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Emerging Technologies & Practices

February 19, 2014
Did you know that motors use about half of the electricity in the U.S.? From large industrial machines, to commercial equipment, to home appliances, to even our computers and smart phones, motors are everywhere. Unfortunately we don’t have...
October 18, 2012
Last month ACEEE released a new research report that finds that much of the coal-powered electric generating capacity expected to be retired in the near future could be replaced by cheaper and cleaner combined heat and power (CHP)....
September 6, 2012
The economic benefits of energy efficiency extend far beyond lowering energy bills for consumers. Efficiency also contributes to economic development and job creation. But who benefits most from these economic opportunities? At every step of the...
January 18, 2012
This is an exciting time for water heating efficiency. It was not so long ago that consumers had few options when their water heater failed beyond purchasing a new version of the same electric-resistance or atmospherically-vented storage water...
August 17, 2010
“We face a series of energy challenges,” said Monday’s plenary speaker, economist Severin Borenstein of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. He is often called to speak to groups about these challenges when energy prices...
April 1, 2010
Clean Tech Investing indicate that The Cleantech Group and Deloitte report $1.9B in global cleantech venture dollars, across 180 disclosed deals for 2009. Energy efficiency accounted for 120 of the tracked deals, up from 87 tracked deals in 2008....