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Georgia World Congress Center Achieves 64% Diversion Rate During Microsoft Event

June 23, 2010 9:36 am | News | Comments

The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) worked with the Microsoft Corporation in April during their Microsoft Dynamics customer conference, Convergence, to divert as much waste as possible from the landfill. Fifty-seven tons of waste were produced during the four-day event.

Sharp Unveils New LED Lamps for U.S. Market

June 22, 2010 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp enters the U.S. LED lighting market with the introduction of LED PAR38 and PAR30 lamps for the commercial and industrial markets. The four new PAR38 LED lamps (models DL-L20P3830A and DL-L16P3830A in warm white, and DL-L20P3840A and DL-L16P3840A in cool white)...

Be Part of the Solution!

June 22, 2010 7:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I want you to be responsible

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Energy Challenge Three: The Greenbelt Green Neighborhood Challenge

June 21, 2010 2:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Lore Rosenthal, a principal leader behind the Greenbelt Climate Action Network, attended a meeting in Greenbelt, Maryland, on an energy purchasing cooperative more than a year ago. Also attending the meeting was Lore's neighbor, Sylvia Lewis, on the board of both the Greenbelt Community...

Vibration Energy Harvester Powers Portable Devices

June 21, 2010 4:54 am | Videos | Comments

Perpetuum's free-standing vibration energy harvester converts unused mechanical vibration into useable electrical energy to power wireless sensor systems.

How Do You Save Energy in the Summer?

June 17, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Monday is the official first day of summer! With summer comes hot weather and high cooling bills. But you can take steps to save this summer; Drew told us about a few on Tuesday, and the Stay Cool, Save Money site has more tips. Tell us:

Solar Light Bulb 'Time-Shifts' Light

June 16, 2010 9:24 am | News | Comments

Nokero International announced the release of the N100, presented as the world’s first solar light bulb.

Summertime Energy Savings

June 15, 2010 4:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I can't believe how fast winter gave way to summer. Seems like just yesterday we were digging out from Snowpocalypse here on the East Coast, dealing with mountains of the white stuff and wondering if we'd ever be out of the deep freeze.

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Energy Challenge Two: The WeatherizeDC Campaign

June 14, 2010 8:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

In my quest to learn what other local groups are doing to help the environment and hopefully avoid reinventing the wheel, I attended a meeting of the Greenbelt Climate Action Network, a local chapter of the grassroots, nonprofit organization Chesapeake Climate Action Network. There I met...

Kinetic Hydropower Emerges as a Viable Energy Solution

June 10, 2010 5:32 am | by Dean Corren, Director of Marine Current Technology, Verdant Power | Blogs | Comments

Energy captured from the natural flows of tides and rivers, without the use of dams or large civil structures – kinetic hydropower – has begun to emerge as a viable, low-impact clean energy option.

How Does Your Community Promote Energy Savings?

June 10, 2010 4:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, John told you about community efforts to save energy. John works with various organizations in his community to promote energy savings, and he has found that none of these organizations can do it alone; many local groups are now partnering with nonprofits, volunteers, community...

The ZigBee alliance and SUNSPEC Alliance collaborate on renewable energy management

June 8, 2010 5:51 am | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance and the SunSpec Alliance today announced an agreement to collaborate on defining standards for renewable energy and microgrid management using the ZigBee Smart Energy version 2.0 standard. The ZigBee Alliance is a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications...

What's Up With Fuel Cells?

June 8, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

We hear a lot about renewables like wind and solar these days, but what's the deal with fuel cells and is there a future in them? The truth is, fuel cells have been around for some time now; the idea originated in the 1840's.

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Energy Challenge One: Greenbelt, Maryland

June 7, 2010 8:24 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Vice President Joe Biden kicked off Earth Day in April by announcing the selection of 25 communities to receive up to $452 million in Recovery Act funding to "ramp-up" energy efficiency building retrofits. Under the Department of Energy (DOE) Retrofit Ramp-Up initiative, communities,...

Scientists Decipher Structure of Nature’s ‘Light Switch’

June 3, 2010 6:18 am | News | Comments

When the first warm rays of springtime sunshine trigger a burst of new plant growth, it’s almost as if someone flicked a switch to turn on the greenery and unleash a floral profusion of color. Opening a window into this process, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory...

OpenADR's Steps Toward a National Smart Grid Standard

June 3, 2010 6:11 am | News | Comments

The marketplace for Smart Grid technology products is expanding thanks in part to an open-source communications specification developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and its research partners.

Global Leaders Meet To Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Goals

June 3, 2010 5:53 am | News | Comments

Assistant Secretary Cathy Zoi of the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy joined leaders from 15 countries and the European Commission today at the first Policy Committee meeting of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) to promote global collaboration on energy-saving programs and policies.

Energy Farms on the Moon?

June 3, 2010 5:20 am | News | Comments

We've covered space based solar power generation in the past, but here's a concept that takes it a step further (away) - using the moon as a massive solar farm.

Nokia Launches Bike-Powered Handset

June 3, 2010 5:04 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia launched four low-priced handsets and a recharger that can be connected to a bicycle's dynamo which charges when the wheels turn.

How Do You Save Energy at Work?

June 3, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, Amy discussed saving energy at work and ENERGY STAR's National Building Competition, a contest to see which of 14 facilities around the country can lower its energy use intensity (EUI) by the highest percentage over a fixed period of time. Whether you are a facility manager at...

Save Energy, Cut Costs, and Bring a Different Kind of Value to Work

June 1, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

For many of us, thinking about energy efficiency means thinking about changes we can make at home. But residential energy efficiency is just one slice of the energy use pie. According to data from the Energy Information Administration, energy use in the residential and commercial...

Integra Solar PV System will bring Solar Electricity to the Mass Market

May 28, 2010 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

SunSil Photovoltaic Products is launching the next generation of solar PV systems for the commercial and residential markets at InterSolar (9-11 June 2010) that will increase yields for its owner by up to 30% or more...

What Kind of Energy Widgets Would Be Useful to You?

May 27, 2010 5:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, you read about some ways you can share information from Energy Savers. One tool Energy Savers is experimenting with is widgets, which allows you to share bits of our content with your blog or Web site visitors. We currently have two widgets: one for our blog and one with...

Like Energy Savers? Tell Your Friends!

May 25, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

One of the best things about the latest social tools on the Web is that it's so easy to share information that we find useful, interesting, or entertaining. My friends and the people I follow in social media generally have interests that are similar to mine, so I like it when they share...

Federal Tax Credits: 2010 and Beyond

May 24, 2010 3:23 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

The last time we talked about U.S. federal tax credits was in January where we posted 5 (More) Things to Know Before You Claim Your Energy Tax Credit: Part 2. You might think the information is outdated at this point, but that's not the case. (NOTE: This is not the same as the Rebates for...

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