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May 02 2017
Cannabis is an energy intensive crop when grown indoors. Other states have experienced an increase in electricity demand after legalizing recreational cannabis. For example, half of load growth in Colorado is now attributable to new cannabis cultivation. ...
April 20 2017
In a collaborative effort between GE and the US Department of Energy (DOE), researchers have developed a new type of clothes-drying technology. The new approach uses ultrasonic vibrations (basically sound waves) to more quickly remove moisture from residential laundry loads. ...
March 27 2017
Ecocor is a Maine-based company that claims to be the first maker of passive prefabricated homes in North America. The company says their homes save 80-90 percent energy compared to a normal home, are assemblable in a matter of days, and are both aesthetically attractive and customizable. ...
March 23 2017
New research from AEE and Navigant estimates the US advanced energy economy accounted for a staggering $200 billion in 2016--roughly equal to pharmaceutical manufacturing and not far behind the entire consumer electronics sector. ...
March 23 2017
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is a Portland-based efficiency organization that just released new research that explores strategies to accelerate adoption of super-efficient clothes dryers. ...
March 09 2017
2016 was an absolute blockbuster for solar energy. According to data just released by U.S. Solar Market Insight, a staggering 15 GW of solar capacity came online last year, which nearly doubles the previous record set in 2015 (and represents a 10-fold increase over 2010 levels). ...

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