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An approach being researched by the content delivery network provider helps reduce the grid-connected load during peak demand periods, when electricity is most expensive.
The installation at Simon Property Group's site in Carmel, Indiana, also includes an integrated battery for storing the electricity.
The Workplace Charging Challenge, launched by 13 big U.S. companies and the Department of Energy, is planning a massive deployment of EV charging stations.
The developer's internal carbon fee is funding investments in energy efficiency and purchases of renewable energy credits.
A new site from the Department of Energy helps businesses assess the implications of their future energy consumption.
As part of a broader PC efficiency initiative, Sasol will save at least $100,000 annually on energy costs.
A new partnership between Silver Spring Networks and Streetlight.Vision will create a new solution for managing public lighting infrastructure, parking meters and more.
Portland-based startup Solamor has created an innovative line of hybrid solar, wind and biodiesel generators that it rents for events and festivals
The four vendors have so far certified 36 products under the organization's green metrics for printers, multifunction devices, and copiers.
The high-tech giant sources 3.1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity from a wide portfolio of clean energy projects including solar, biogas, biomass and wind.
As you might expect, California shows up high on the list of states where purchases of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles are especially likely. But so does oil-dependent Texas.
The StreetSense LED Roadway Sign Light is meant to illuminate road and infrastructure signage.
The thin-film technology could by affixed to military helmets or onto mobile phones, in order to charge gadgets on the go.
Computer simulations are widely used for researching climate change. Now scientists hope to apply similar techniques to improving our understanding of biodiversity.