Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

The Cost of Saving Electricity Across the US

16 Aug , 2018  

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Berkeley lab turns out comprehensive estimate of efficiency cost — and it’s cheap Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, July 7, 2018 Dive Brief: The figure is highly variable, depending on geography and demographics, but on average it costs $0.025 to save a kilowatt-hour of electricity, according to research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The analysis looked […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Tracking U.S. Energy Use From the Source

17 Apr , 2017  

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American energy use, in one diagram Vox, April 13, 2017 Spring brings new growth, new possibilities, and, best of all, a new spaghetti diagram from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) at the Department of Energy. Every year, LLNL produces a new energy flow chart showing the sources of US energy, what it’s used for, and […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Berkeley Labs Reports Data Center Energy Consumption Plateau

5 Jul , 2016  

Data Centers Are No Longer The Energy Hogs They Once Were Fortune, June 27, 2016 Efforts by some of the world’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon to reduce the amount of energy their data centers consume is now bearing fruit. According to a new report released on Monday from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the number of data centers has […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

The Big Chill: The Global Air Conditioning Market Skyrockets

8 Jun , 2016  

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Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits As temperatures in the northern hemisphere start to climb, many of us reach for the thermostat and turn on the air conditioning – in our homes, at work, and in our cars. People who don’t crank the A/C typically fall into one of two buckets: those who have it but […]

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Building Technology, Plug Loads

3 Plug Loads Projects to Tackle Energy Consumption Vampires

4 May , 2016  

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announces 3 energy-saving projects The Daily Californian, April 14, 2016. Image credit: StockSnap Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced Wednesday the launch of three research projects aimed at increasing energy efficiency for a variety of electrical devices. The new projects tackle the energy consumption of different types of “plug loads” — devices […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

LabSTAR Launches to Create Opportunities for Emerging Cleantech Companies

17 Jul , 2015  

Bay Area National Laboratories Jointly Launch New Small Business Voucher Pilot for Emerging Cleantech Companies LBL News Center, July 9 , 2015. Image credit: gr8effect Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories/California (SNL/CA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has been awarded $4.15 million by the Department of Energy (DOE) to […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Bipartisan Support Remains Important for Green Energy Sector

20 Jan , 2015  


Renewables enjoy new bipartisan consensus, but efficiency standards remain under attack Utility Dive, January 16, 2015 A wave of conservative political victories does not appear to have set off a fresh series of attacks against state renewable portfolio standards (RPS). The reason? Cleaner power is now mainstream, and competes in the energy marketplace. “I would […]

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