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Relying More on Smarter Energy Use Will Strengthen Limits on Carbon Pollution, Lower Costs

December 6, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Smarter Energy Use

While the Environment Protection Agency plan to cut that dangerous pollution would let states use energy efficiency to help meet their emissions reductions targets, it doesn’t take into account nearly enough of the energy savings that are possible without sacrificing our comfort or economy.[read more]

Putting the Smart-Grid-Enabled Data Center to the Test

December 12, 2013 by Jeff St. John

Smart Grid Data Center

For the past two years, Power Assure has been trying out a new approach to data center energy efficiency: turning servers themselves into power-aware, energy-shifting assets. The idea is to move beyond the individual data center as the core measure of energy value.[read more]

Convergence in Building Energy Intelligence

November 7, 2013 by Rob Day

Every system in buildings is being made intelligent. HVAC, lighting, plug loads, appliances, you name it. Right now many of these systems are being made intelligent separately from each other. But that won't remain the case as smart tech converges into fewer devices and systems.[read more]

A Smart Energy Strategy in Japan: What's the Vision?

January 29, 2013 by Christine Hertzog
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Japan’s national energy strategy experienced a 9.0 quake of its own in 2011 as a result of the twin incidents of the March 11 tsunami and subsequent Fukushima nuclear accident. It rattled many assumptions about energy sources and electrical grid configurations. A recent Silicon Valley Technology Forum hosted by Fujitsu served as an excellent opportunity to hear how these large-scale events have shaped thinking and R&D in the leading information and communications (ICT) company in Japan[read more]

Cleantech Jobs are growing - and fast

March 5, 2012 by Benjamin Lack

 The latest government’s job report showed markedly-improved numbers over the past year. The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest level in nearly three years. While this is certainly good news, it should be taken in context. After years of mass destruction, the US has been generating jobs at a healthier rate,...[read more]

Marine energy thoughts from thereeftank.com

August 24, 2009 by margotgerritsen

The Reef Tank dot com is an informative website about reef keeping and many other aspects of marine life. They just posted this interview with yours truly on marine energy. Thought we'd cross link it here as one does not always have the opportunity to appear in a reef tank! What is your background in energy research, marine science...[read more]