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July 2009

Secretary Steven Chu discusses the benefits of switching to white roofs and light colored pavements.

White Roofs

Li-ion batteries are strongly considered for powering the upcoming generations of HEVs and PHEVs, but there are still the issues of safety and costs in terms of materials resources and abundances,...

Distinguished Lecture Series: Jean-Marie Tarascon — Materials for Better Li-based Storage Systems for a "Green Energy Society"

Stephen Selkowitz of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory leads a group of architects, engineers and scientists who are studying all aspects of the thermal and daylighting performance of glazing...

Windows as Oil Wells

Michael Siminovitch, Director of the California Lighting Technology Center, presents the interesting history of the compact fluorescent light. The discussion that follows includes Tim Tutt of the...

The Compact Fluorescent Light

May 2009

On May 11, 2009, five Berkeley Lab scientists participated in a roundtable dicussion — moderated by KTVU's John Fowler — on their leading-edge research. This "Science at the Theater" event, held at...

Science at the Theatre - Hot Technology, Cool Science

April 2009

A new data model developed by researchers at the Department of Energys Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and their colleagues at other universities and in the private sector will help facilities...

OpenADR Specification to Ease Saving Power in Buildings

The world is headed toward two billion vehicles. Is this sustainable? Not without transforming vehicles, fuels, and transportation generally-not only in the U.S., but virtually everywhere. Professor...

Distinguished Lecture Series: Daniel Sperling — Two Billion Cars and What it Means for Climate and Energy Policy

March 2009

Two stylized alternative visions of how the power system might evolve to meet future requirements for the high power quality and reliability (PQR) electricity service that modern digital economies...

Microgrids: Providing Energy Services Locally

January 2009

Many authoritative studies over the past several decades state that energy efficiency, aka Negawatts, is cheaper, faster, cleaner, more sustainable and more profitable than building more power plants...

Distinguished Lecture Series: Lee Eng Lock — Negawatts for Buildings: Observations from the Past 25 Years

Berkeley Lab's Mark Levine discusses this topic in a January 10, 2009 Nano*High talk.

Energy, Climate Change, and China: Is There Hope for Averting Environmental Crises?

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