Ecology, Energy, Economy

Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program

WASHINGTON–In his State of the Union address, the President called on Congress to pass a program of incentives for homeowners who make energy efficiency investments in their homes. Today, while touring a training facility at Savannah Technical College, the President outlined more details of a new “HOMESTAR” program that would help create jobs by encouraging [...]

Energy Data Available Anywhere, Any Time

Having rapidly established itself as a “go to” site for transportation and other related energy information, the Virtual Information Bridge to Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (VIBE) is expanding its reach to attract new users across the widest range of energy issues. A sister site to VIBE, called Open Energy Information, has been launched to [...]

Danger! Centalized Electrical Grid

Hackers gained access and threatened the integrity of the U.S. power grid. (U.S. Electrical Grid Attacked by Hackers)
This kind of vulnerability raises continued concerns about having an electrical infrastructure that is centralized. Researchers at MIT have developed an energy technique that would allow every household to produce its own energy. The process is [...]

Turning Water Into Energy

‘Major discovery’ from MIT primed to unleash solar revolution
Scientists mimic essence of plants’ energy storage system
n a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source, MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: storing energy for use when the sun doesn’t shine.
Daniel Nocera [...]

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