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Energy Efficiency

Breaking News! Energy Efficiency Programs are Working, Saving Consumers Millions

Since 2004, 26 states have put long-term energy efficiency resource standards (EERS) into place. Like renewable energy standards, these programs set long-term targets for demand reductions that power providers must meet – usually by helping end-use customers save energy….

World’s biggest cement producer fights climate change by cutting emissions and developing energy efficient buildings

WWF and Lafarge, the world’s largest cement maker, today agreed to continue working together to further reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions and to help build hundreds of energy-efficient buildings – targets that will help fight the effects of climate change….

Soros fund leads $25 million investment in energy-saver

George Soros’s Quantum Strategic Partners is leading a $25 million investment round into a start-up that aims to cut electricity waste, the latest addition to the billionaire investor’s green-energy portfolio….

IBM’s lighting and data centre projects reap huge energy savings

Computing giant has also reduced emissions over 16 per cent since 2005, well ahead of its 2012 target….

Energy Storage

Flywheel energy storage plant achieves 20MW capacity in US: Beacon Power

Beacon Power has reported that its first flywheel energy storage plant in New York, US has achieved its full 20MW capacity.

The energy storage plant utilizes 200 high-speed Beacon flywheels to provide fast-response frequency regulation services to the New York electricity grid….

Solar Thermal + Geothermal = Energy Storage

It’s a fluid injection system from Seec that can cut heating and hot water bills by 90 percent….

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