Tag Archive for 'US Department of Energy'

Sophisticated estimation of lithium ion battery performance allows for greatly improved efficiency

October 5th, 2012 by UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed sophisticated estimation algorithms that allow lithium-ion batteries to run more efficiently, potentially reducing their cost by 25 % and allowing the batteries to charge twice as fast as is currently possible. In one instance, electric batteries could be charged in just 15 minutes. Professor Miroslav […]

Zero net energy residential home unveiled as test laboratory

September 18th, 2012 by US National Institute of Standards and Technology

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has unveiled a laboratory designed to demonstrate that a typical-looking US suburban home for a family of four can generate as much energy as it uses in a year. Following an initial year-long experiment, the facility will be used to improve test methods for […]

Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, talks on blueprint for energy future

March 6th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

On 3 March 2011 Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, gave a speech on “A blueprint for our energy future“. He spoke about the growing impact of climate change. “In 2009, the Association of British Insurers said – and I quote – ‘our assessment of climate change convinces us that […]