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New Process To Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity

Researchers report new thermoelectric material with high power factors Phys, November 14, 2016 Researchers reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they have demonstrated a step forward in converting waste heat – from industrial smokestacks, power generating plants or even automobile tailpipes – into electricity. The work, using a thermoelectric compound composed of […]

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Floors of the Future Will Harness Energy from Our Steps

New Flooring Tech Generates Electricity Through Your Footsteps Futurism, October 31, 2016 Pavegen, a British clean-tech company, is taking an innovative approach to sustainability by generating energy from something that most people do every day: walk. The technology is basically a multifunctional, custom flooring system that is outfitted with a wireless transmitter, which allows the data […]

Will Smart Meters Transform the Way Utilities Deliver and Customers Use Energy?

Amanda Gassé for Zondits, September 16, 2015. Image credit: www.girlygeekdom.com The deployment of advanced metering interfaces (AMI) equipment is dramatically increasing and has the potential to change not only the way utilities deliver energy and consumers use energy, but also the way energy efficiency evaluators analyze data. The increase of AMI system installations has increased the […]

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Energy Efficiency Measures Can Amplify the Impact of Universal Energy Access Projects

More Light with Less Energy: How Energy Efficiency Can Fast-Track Energy Access Goals The World Bank, July 30, 2015. Image credit: Valger A new report entitled “EA + EE: Enhancing the World Bank’s Energy Access Investments Through Energy Efficiency,” identifies this nexus between energy efficiency and energy access. The report, which examined eight recent World Bank […]