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Agile, Robust Designs: Increasing Quality and Efficiency  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The Software Cleanroom is a concept that integrates the product teams, information technology, and the demand for increasing quality. It is designed to fulfill the long-term vision: to develop and integrate new t...

James A. Crowder; Shelli Friess

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public Finance Mechanisms to Increase Investment in Energy Efficiency |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Public Finance Mechanisms to Increase Investment in Energy Efficiency Public Finance Mechanisms to Increase Investment in Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Public Finance Mechanisms to Increase Investment in Energy Efficiency Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Finance Resource Type: Publications Website: www.sefalliance.org/fileadmin/media/base/downloads/pfm_EE.pdf Public Finance Mechanisms to Increase Investment in Energy Efficiency Screenshot References: Public Finance Mechanisms to Increase Investment in Energy Efficiency[1] Background "The report identifies the market barriers and financing gaps that energy efficiency technologies, companies and projects encounter on the way from conception to commercialisation and highlights existing public sector

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High Efficiency Microturbine Leads to Increased Market Share  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

EERE-supported microturbine research and development for a device that increased electrical efficiency of the unit from about 17%-22% to 33%.

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"Increasing Solar Panel Efficiency And Reliability By Evaporative...  

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Increasing Solar Panel Efficiency And Reliability By Evaporative Cooling" Inventors..--.. Lewis Meixler, Charles Gentile, Patricia Hillyer, Dylan Carpe, Jason Wang, Caroline Brooks...

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DOE Announces 12 Projects To Increase Vehicle Efficiency | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Announces 12 Projects To Increase Vehicle Efficiency Announces 12 Projects To Increase Vehicle Efficiency DOE Announces 12 Projects To Increase Vehicle Efficiency February 16, 2005 - 10:16am Addthis Industry Partners to Cost-Share Funding on $175 Million in Research Projects WASHINGTON, DC -- Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman today announced the selection of projects that will increase the energy efficiency of passenger and commercial vehicles while maintaining low emissions. Twelve projects, with a total value of $175 million (50 percent, or $87.5 million contributed by the private sector) will focus on development of advanced combustion engine and waste heat recovery technologies. "Together with our private sector partners, the Department of Energy is pursuing innovative new technologies to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and

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Uniform Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings and Increasing  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Uniform Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings and Uniform Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings and Increasing Electric Utility Confidence in Reported Savings Now Available Uniform Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings and Increasing Electric Utility Confidence in Reported Savings Now Available May 23, 2013 - 4:01pm Addthis The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published protocols for estimating energy savings for residential and commercial energy efficiency programs and measures through the recently released "The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures." Funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the developed protocols provide a straightforward method for evaluating gross

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Cost of Increased Energy Efficiency for Residential Water Heaters  

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Cost of Increased Energy Efficiency for Residential Water Heaters Cost of Increased Energy Efficiency for Residential Water Heaters Speaker(s): Alex Lekov Date: March 22, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Julie Osborn This presentation describes the analysis of the costs of increased energy efficiency for residential water heaters. Here, we focus on the cost and efficiency data for electric and gas-fired water heaters. This data formed the basis of the Technical Support Document for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Final Rule on Water Heaters. The engineering analysis uses computer simulation models to investigate the efficiency improvements due to design options and combinations thereof. The analysis covers four polyurethane foam insulation types based on non-ozone-depleting substances as blowing

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Fast Reactor Subassembly Design Modifications for Increasing Electricity Generation Efficiency  

SciTech Connect

Suggested for Track 7: Advances in Reactor Core Design and In-Core Management _____________________________________________________________________________________ Fast Reactor Subassembly Design Modifications for Increasing Electricity Generation Efficiency R. Wigeland and K. Hamman Idaho National Laboratory Given the ability of fast reactors to effectively transmute the transuranic elements as are present in spent nuclear fuel, fast reactors are being considered as one element of future nuclear power systems to enable continued use and growth of nuclear power by limiting high-level waste generation. However, a key issue for fast reactors is higher electricity cost relative to other forms of nuclear energy generation. The economics of the fast reactor are affected by the amount of electric power that can be produced from a reactor, i.e., the thermal efficiency for electricity generation. The present study is examining the potential for fast reactor subassembly design changes to improve the thermal efficiency by increasing the average coolant outlet temperature without increasing peak temperatures within the subassembly, i.e., to make better use of current technology. Sodium-cooled fast reactors operate at temperatures far below the coolant boiling point, so that the maximum coolant outlet temperature is limited by the acceptable peak temperatures for the reactor fuel and cladding. Fast reactor fuel subassemblies have historically been constructed using a large number of small diameter fuel pins contained within a tube of hexagonal cross-section, or hexcan. Due to this design, there is a larger coolant flow area next to the hexcan wall as compared to flow area in the interior of the subassembly. This results in a higher flow rate near the hexcan wall, overcooling the fuel pins next to the wall, and a non-uniform coolant temperature distribution. It has been recognized for many years that this difference in sodium coolant temperature was detrimental to achieving greater thermal efficiency, since it causes the fuel pins in the center of the subassembly to operate at higher temperatures than those near the hexcan walls, and it is the temperature limit(s) for those fuel pins that limits the average coolant outlet temperature. Fuel subassembly design changes are being investigated using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to quantify the effect that the design changes have on reducing the intra-subassembly coolant flow and temperature distribution. Simulations have been performed for a 19-pin test subassembly geometry using typical fuel pin diameters and wire wrap spacers. The results have shown that it may be possible to increase the average coolant outlet temperature by 20 C or more without changing the peak temperatures within the subassembly. These design changes should also be effective for reactor designs using subassemblies with larger numbers of fuel pins. R. Wigeland, Idaho National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1625, Mail Stop 3860, Idaho Falls, ID, U.S.A., 83415-3860 email – roald.wigeland@inl.gov fax (U.S.) – 208-526-2930

R. Wigeland; K. Hamman

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Upconversion as a Viable Route to Increased Efficiency Solar Energy  

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Upconversion as a Viable Route to Increased Efficiency Solar Energy Conversion Joshua Zide, Matt University of Delaware Energy Institute #12;Efficiency drives reduced $/W.... http://www.nrel.gov/ncpv/! Shockley-Queisser Limit! *adopted from http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/MSD-full-spectrum-solar

Firestone, Jeremy

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Using Transportation Technology to Increase Efficiencies in Shipping: Real  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Using Transportation Technology to Increase Efficiencies in Using Transportation Technology to Increase Efficiencies in Shipping: Real Life Experience in Oak Ridge Using Transportation Technology to Increase Efficiencies in Shipping: Real Life Experience in Oak Ridge RFITS has enabled DOE ORO to establish a complex-wide initiative, supporting on-site electronic shipping and transportation of waste while utilizing industry best practices to develop and maintain a cost effective and sustainable logistics and inventory management system. Using Transportation Technology to Increase Efficiencies in Shipping: Real Life Experience in Oak Ridge More Documents & Publications Above on the left is K-25, at Oak Ridge before and after the 844,000 sq-ft demolition. In addition, on the right: K Cooling Tower at Savannah River Site demolition.

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DOE Increases Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Furnaces &  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Increases Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Furnaces DOE Increases Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Furnaces & Boilers DOE Increases Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Furnaces & Boilers November 19, 2007 - 4:31pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it has increased the energy efficiency standards for residential furnaces and boilers, underscoring the Department's commitment to meet its aggressive, five-year appliance standard rulemaking schedule, as established in its January 31, 2006, Report to Congress. The Department estimates that these amended standards, which become effective in 2015, will save the equivalent of the total amount of energy consumed by 2.5 million American households in one year, or approximately 0.25 quadrillion (10x15) British thermal

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Using Transportation Technology to Increase Efficiencies in Shipping: Real  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Using Transportation Technology to Increase Efficiencies in Using Transportation Technology to Increase Efficiencies in Shipping: Real Life Experience in Oak Ridge Using Transportation Technology to Increase Efficiencies in Shipping: Real Life Experience in Oak Ridge RFITS has enabled DOE ORO to establish a complex-wide initiative, supporting on-site electronic shipping and transportation of waste while utilizing industry best practices to develop and maintain a cost effective and sustainable logistics and inventory management system. Using Transportation Technology to Increase Efficiencies in Shipping: Real Life Experience in Oak Ridge More Documents & Publications Above on the left is K-25, at Oak Ridge before and after the 844,000 sq-ft demolition. In addition, on the right: K Cooling Tower at Savannah River Site demolition.

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DOE Increases Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Furnaces &  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Increases Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Furnaces DOE Increases Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Furnaces & Boilers DOE Increases Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Furnaces & Boilers November 19, 2007 - 4:31pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it has increased the energy efficiency standards for residential furnaces and boilers, underscoring the Department's commitment to meet its aggressive, five-year appliance standard rulemaking schedule, as established in its January 31, 2006, Report to Congress. The Department estimates that these amended standards, which become effective in 2015, will save the equivalent of the total amount of energy consumed by 2.5 million American households in one year, or approximately 0.25 quadrillion (10x15) British thermal

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Retro-Commissioning Increases Data Center Efficiency at Low Cost  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Fact sheet discusses a success story detailing a retro-commissioning project at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site to increase data center energy efficiency at low costs.

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High Efficiency Microturbine Leads to Increased Market Share...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

power system that led to the commercialization of that product. Capstone increased electrical efficiency of the unit from about 17%-22% to 33%, and it has seen more than 83...

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Increase Natural Gas Energy Efficiency | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Groups > Groups > Increase Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Content Group Activity By term Q & A Feeds There are no feeds from external sites for this group. Groups Menu You must...

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Cultivating corn in clumps increases water efficiency, yield  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-tional rows increases water use efficiency and corn yield. Researchers are Dr. B.A. Stewart and graduate student Mohankumar Kapan-igowda of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, and Drs. Terry Howell, Louis Baumhardt, and Paul Colaizzi of the Conservation... have discovered that corn grown in clumps (left) rather than in traditional rows (right) increases water use efficiency and corn yield. ...

Wythe, Kathy

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy Finalizes Regulations to Increase Energy Efficiency in  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Department of Energy Finalizes Regulations to Increase Energy Department of Energy Finalizes Regulations to Increase Energy Efficiency in New Federal Buildings by 30% Department of Energy Finalizes Regulations to Increase Energy Efficiency in New Federal Buildings by 30% December 21, 2007 - 4:58pm Addthis WASHINGTON DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it has established regulations that require new Federal buildings to achieve at least 30% greater energy efficiency over prevailing building codes. Mandated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), these standards apply to new federal commercial and multi-family high-rise residential buildings, as well as new federal low-rise residential buildings designed for construction that began on or after January 3, 2007. These standards are also 40% more efficient than the current Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

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Gratings for Increasing Solid-State Laser Gain and Efficiency  

SciTech Connect

We introduce new concepts for increasing the efficiency of solid state lasers by using gratings deposited on laser slabs or disks. The gratings improve efficiency in two ways: (1) by coupling out of the slab deleterious amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) and (2) by increasing the absorption efficiency of pump light. The gratings also serve as antireflective coatings for the extracting laser beam. To evaluate the potential for such coatings to improve laser performance, we calculated optical properties of a 2500 groove/mm, tantala-silica grating on a 1cm x 4cm x 8cm titanium-doped sapphire slab and performed ray-trace calculations for ASE and pump light. Our calculations show substantial improvements in efficiency due to grating ASE-coupling properties. For example, the gratings reduce pump energy required to produce a 0.6/cm gain coefficient by 9%, 20% and 35% for pump pulse durations of 0.5 {micro}s, 1{micro}s and 3{micro}s, respectively. Gratings also increase 532-nm pump-light absorption efficiency, particularly when the product slab overall absorption is small. For example, when the single-pass absorption is 1 neper, absorption efficiency increases from 66%, without gratings, to 86%, when gratings are used.

Erlandson, A C; Britten, J A; Bonlie, J D

2010-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Holographic technology could increase solar efficiency | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Holographic technology could increase solar efficiency Holographic technology could increase solar efficiency Holographic technology could increase solar efficiency October 12, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis Luminit's co-generation technology could combine photovoltaics (shown in this file photo) and solar thermal energy. | File photo Luminit's co-generation technology could combine photovoltaics (shown in this file photo) and solar thermal energy. | File photo Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers Co-generation technology could combine photovoltaics and solar thermal Luminit's technology bends and redirects sunlight to produce energy Research funded by Small Business Innovation Research grant There are two major technologies in solar energy: photovoltaics and solar thermal. Most people are more familiar with photovoltaics (PV) - the flat solar

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Increasing efficiency, reducing emissions with hydrous ethanol in diesel engines  

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Increasing efficiency, reducing emissions with hydrous ethanol in diesel engines Ethanol continuedOber 2013 Catalystcts.umn.edu Nearly all corn-based ethanol produced in the United States is anhydrous processes required to remove the water from ethanol consume a great deal of energy. Researchers from

Minnesota, University of

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Invertible Clipping for Increasing the Power Efficiency of OFDM Amplification  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Invertible Clipping for Increasing the Power Efficiency of OFDM Amplification Salvatore Ragusa amplification in mobile communication systems. In this paper, we propose a new Peak-to- Average Power Ratio.Louet@supelec.fr Abstract-- Large fluctuations of OFDM signal amplitude rep- resent an important problem for power

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Waste Shipment Tracking Technology Lowers Costs, Increases Efficiency |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Shipment Tracking Technology Lowers Costs, Increases Shipment Tracking Technology Lowers Costs, Increases Efficiency Waste Shipment Tracking Technology Lowers Costs, Increases Efficiency February 27, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis This graphic shows how the radiofrequency identification technology tracks and monitors packages in transport, in-transit stops and storage. This graphic shows how the radiofrequency identification technology tracks and monitors packages in transport, in-transit stops and storage. The technology developed by EM’s Office of Packaging and Transportation Packaging Certification Program technology development team was selected by the RFID Journal as the "Most Innovated Use of RFIDs.” Team members pictured here include Dr. John Lee, Dr. Yung Liu, Dr. Jim Shuler, Dr. Hanchung Tsai and John Anderson. Team members not pictured are Brian Craig and Dr. Kun Chen.

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Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor  

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Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor Increase energy efficiency in systems and buildings and improve indoor environment: How to validate comfort and energy reduction Speaker(s): Wouter Borsboom Date: December 8, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 TNO is a research institute which is active in the energy saving and indoor environment. We like to present our research, our goals and discuss the challenges and the opportunities for cooperation. Therefore we like to give a presentation about the following topic and we are also interested in a presentation of LBL and UC Berkeley. An important topic in the building industry is near zero energy buildings. Most countries in Europe implemented programs to advance this goal in one way or another. In near-zero energy buildings, the interaction between building and systems

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Increase of unit efficiency by improved waste heat recovery  

SciTech Connect

For coal-fired power plants with flue gas desulfurization by wet scrubbing and desulfurized exhaust gas discharge via cooling tower, a further improvement of new power plant efficiency is possible by exhaust gas heat recovery. The waste heat of exhaust gas is extracted in a flue gas cooler before the wet scrubber and recovered for combustion air and/or feedwater heating by either direct or indirect coupling of heat transfer. Different process configurations for heat recovery system are described and evaluated with regard to net unit improvement. For unite firing bituminous coal an increase of net unit efficiency of 0.25 to 0.7 percentage points and for lignite 0.7 to 1.6 percentage points can be realized depending on the process configurations of the heat recovery systems.

Bauer, G.; Lankes, F.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing the efficiency of thermoacoustic carbon nanotube sound projectors  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can generate smooth-spectra sound emission over a wide frequency range (1–105 Hz) by means of thermoacoustics (TA). However, in the low frequencies f, where the need for large area sound projectors is high, the sound generation efficiency ? of open CNT sheets is low, since ? ? f2. Together with this problem, the nanoscale thickness of CNT sheets, their high sensitivity to the environment and the high surface temperatures useful for TA sound generation are other drawbacks, which we address here by protective encapsulation of free-standing CNT sheets in inert gases. We provide an extensive experimental study of such closed systems for different thermodynamic regimes and rationalize our observations within a basic theoretical framework. The observed sound pressure levels for encapsulated argon filled TA transducers (130 dB in air and 200 dB underwater in the near field at 5 cm distance, and 100 and 170 dB in the far field at 1 m distance) are Q times higher than those for open systems, where Q is the resonant quality factor of the thin enclosure plates. Moreover, the sound generation efficiency of the encapsulated system increases toward low frequencies (? ? 1/f2). Another method to increase ? in the low frequency region is by modulation of the applied high frequency carrier current with a low frequency resonant envelope. This approach enables sound generation at the frequency of the applied current without the need for additional energy-consuming biasing. The acoustical and geometrical parameters providing further increases in efficiency and transduction performance for resonant systems are discussed.

Ali E Aliev; Yuri N Gartstein; Ray H Baughman

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increased Engine Efficiency via Advancements in Engine Combustion...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference in Detroit, MI, September 27-30, 2010. deer10sisken.pdf More Documents & Publications High-Efficiency...

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Alcoa: C-Suite Participation in Energy Efficiency Increases Accountabi...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Staff Engagement Throughout the Organization (March 2011) More Documents & Publications Energy Efficiency Projects: Overcoming Internal Barriers to Implementation Replicate Best...

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Increasing transcurium production efficiency through direct resonance shielding  

SciTech Connect

The Radiochemical Engineering Development Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the world s leader in production of 252Cf. This and other heavy actinides are produced by irradiation of mixed curium/americium targets in the High Flux Isotope Reactor. Due to the strong dependence of isotopic cross sections upon incoming neutron energy, the efficiency with which an isotope is transmuted is highly dependent upon the neutron flux energy spectrum and intensities. There are certain energy ranges in which the rate of fissions in feedstock materials can be minimized relative to the rate of (n, ) absorptions. It is shown that by perturbing the flux spectrum, it is possible to alter the net consumption of curium feedstock, as well as the yields of key isotopes for the heavy element research program, such as 249Bk and 252Cf. This flux spectrum perturbation is accomplished by means of focused resonance shielding through the use of filter materials. It is further shown that these perturbations can alter the target yields in a significant way, increasing the amount of 252Cf produced per unit curium consumption by over 40%.

Hogle, Susan L [ORNL; Maldonado, G Ivan [ORNL; Alexander, Charles W [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Wear-resistant Nanocomposites for Increased Energy Efficiency  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the work performed by an Ames-led project team under a 4-year DOE-ITP sponsored project titled, 'Advanced Wear-resistant Nanocomposites for Increased Energy Efficiency.' The Report serves as the project deliverable for the CPS agreement number 15015. The purpose of this project was to develop and commercialize a family of lightweight, bulk composite materials that are highly resistant to degradation by erosive and abrasive wear. These materials, based on AlMgB{sub 14}, are projected to save over 30 TBtu of energy per year when fully implemented in industrial applications, with the associated environmental benefits of eliminating the burning of 1.5 M tons/yr of coal and averting the release of 4.2 M tons/yr of CO{sub 2} into the air. This program targeted applications in the mining, drilling, machining, and dry erosion applications as key platforms for initial commercialization, which includes some of the most severe wear conditions in industry. Production-scale manufacturing of this technology has begun through a start-up company, NewTech Ceramics (NTC). This project included providing technical support to NTC in order to facilitate cost-effective mass production of the wear-resistant boride components. Resolution of issues related to processing scale-up, reduction in energy intensity during processing, and improving the quality and performance of the composites, without adding to the cost of processing were among the primary technical focus areas of this program. Compositional refinements were also investigated in order to achieve the maximum wear resistance. In addition, synthesis of large-scale, single-phase AlMgB{sub 14} powder was conducted for use as PVD sputtering targets for nanocoating applications.

Cook, B. A.; Harringa, J. L.; Russel, A. M.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increase Natural Gas Energy Efficiency - Q & A | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Efficiency - Q & A Home > Increase Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Content Group Activity By term Q & A Feeds No questions have been added to this group yet....

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Efficiency alone as a solution to increasing energy consumption  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A statistical analysis was performed to determine the effect of efficiency on the total US energy consumption of automobiles and refrigerators. Review of literature shows that there are many different opinions regarding ...

Haidorfer, Luke

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Management of Trickle Irrigated Orchards for Increased Water Use Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Trickle irrigation is the most efficient method of irrigating peach orchards in Texas. With a trickle irrigation system, a producer may make full use of a limited or low-volume water supply to apply precise amounts of water to the root zones...

Punthakey, J. F.; McFarland, M. J.; Rodrigue, P. B.; Worthington, J. W.

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Increasing LTC Engine Efficiency by Reducing Pressure-Oscillation-Related Heat Transfer Losses  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This research discusses how reducing heat-transfer losses from pressure oscillation can increase low-temperature combustion engine efficiency.

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Economic, Environmental, and Job Impacts of Increased Efficiency in Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Analyses of the CO2...mitigation potential of increasing the efficiency of existing U.S. coal-fired power plants have indicated that significant...2...emissions could be avoided if the efficiency of existing plan...

Roger H. Bezdek; Robert M. Wendling

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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China Energy Group - Sustainable Growth Through EnergyEfficiency  

SciTech Connect

China is fueling its phenomenal economic growth with huge quantities of coal. The environmental consequences reach far beyond its borders--China is second only to the United States in greenhouse gas emissions. Expanding its supply of other energy sources, like nuclear power and imported oil, raises trade and security issues. Soaring electricity demand necessitates the construction of 40-70 GW of new capacity per year, creating sustained financing challenges. While daunting, the challenge of meeting China's energy needs presents a wealth of opportunities, particularly in meeting demand through improved energy efficiency and other clean energy technologies. The China Energy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is committed to understanding these opportunities, and to exploring their implications for policy and business. We work collaboratively with energy researchers, suppliers, regulators, and consumers in China and elsewhere to: better understand the dynamics of energy use in China. Our Research Focus Encompasses Three Major Areas: Buildings, Industry, and Cross-Cutting Activities. Buildings--working to promote energy-efficient buildings and energy-efficient equipment used in buildings. Current work includes promoting the design and use of minimum energy efficiency standards and energy labeling for appliances, and assisting in the development and implementation of building codes for energy-efficient residential and commercial/public buildings. Past work has included a China Residential Energy Consumption Survey and a study of the health impacts of rural household energy use. Industry--understanding China's industrial sector, responsible for the majority of energy consumption in China. Current work includes benchmarking China's major energy-consuming industries to world best practice, examining energy efficiency trends in China's steel and cement industries, implementing voluntary energy efficiency agreements in various industries, and developing a multi-year program for standards and for optimizing the industrial motor systems in China. Past work has included a comprehensive study of China's oil refining sector. Cross-Cutting--analysis and research focused on multisector, policy, and long-term development issues. Current cross-cutting policy and analysis research includes work on government procurement programs; energy service companies; a national energy policy assessment including the National Energy Strategy released by the government in early 2005; energy efficiency policy; an analysis of past trends in energy consumption in China as well as of future scenarios; and our China Energy Databook accompanied by chapter summaries and analysis of recent trends.

Levine, Mark; Fridley, David; Lin, Jiang; Sinton, Jonathan; Zhou,Nan; Aden, Nathaniel; Huang, Joe; Price, Lynn; McKane, Aimee T.

2006-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Opportunities of increase of energy efficiency of Andijan Hydro Power Plant using wind farms. Part 1  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The possibility of the increase in energy efficiency of Andijan Hydro Power Plant by the design of wind farm build-ups has been shown.

U. A. Tadjiev; E. I. Kiseleva; M. U. Tadjiev; R. A. Zakhidov

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing Federal Office Building Water Efficiency, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

Quick guide to increasing Federal office building water efficiency, water management planning, performing a water audit, calculating a water balance, and best management practices.

Not Available

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fume Hood Sash Stickers Increases Laboratory Safety and Efficiency at Minimal Cost  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Case study describes two University of California campuses that increased laboratory exhaust efficiency and safety by using fume hood sash stickers.

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Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Size and Expectations for Growth  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Labor Statistics. Energy Efficiency Services Sector:Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: Economic Drivers forStatewide Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan. ” San

Goldman, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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China Energy Group - Sustainable Growth Through Energy Efficiency  

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Commission (BDRC) Beijing Energy Efficiency Center (BECon)of Construction Energy Efficiency Bureau Ministry ofNational Building Energy Efficiency Commission National

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Size and Expectations for Growth  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency and Building ScienceSummer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The UnitedStudy on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. American Council

Goldman, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing the efficiency of organic solar cells by photonic and electrostatic-field enhancements  

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Organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology is an attractive solar-electric conversion paradigm due to the promise of low cost roll-to-roll production and amenability to flexible substrates. Power conversion efficiency (PCE) exceeding 7% has recently been achieved. OPV cells suffer from low charge carrier mobilities of polymers, leading to recombination losses, higher series resistances and lower fill-factors. Thus, it is imperative to develop fabrication methodologies that can enable efficient optical absorption in films thinner than optical absorption length. Active layers conformally deposited on light-trapping, microscale textured, grating-type surfaces is one possible approach to achieve this objective. In this study, 40% theoretical increase in photonic absorption over flat OPVs is shown for devices with textured geometry by the simulation results. For verifying this theoretical result and improving the efficiency of OPVs by light trapping, OPVs were fabricated on grating-type textured substrates possessing t pitch and -coat PV active-layer on these textured substrates led to over filling of the valleys and shunts at the crest, which severely affected the performance of the resultant PV devices. Thus, it is established that although the optical design is important for OPV performance but the potential of light trapping can only be effectively tapped if the textures are amenable for realizing a conformal active layer. It is discovered that if the height of the underlying topographical features is reduced to sub-micron regime (e.g. 300 nm) and the pitch is increased to more than a micron (e.g. 2 ?m), the textured surface becomes amenable to coating a conformal PV active-layer. The resultant PV cells showed 100% increase in average light absorption near the band edge due to trapping of higher wavelength photons, and 20% improvement in power conversion efficiency as compared with the flat PV cell. Another factor that severely limits the performance of OPVs is recombination of charge carriers. Thus it becomes imperative to understand the effect of processing conditions such as spin coating speed and drying rate on defect density and hence induced carrier recombination mechanism. In this study, It is shown that slow growth (longer drying time) of the active-layer leads to reduction of sub-bandgap traps by an order of magnitude as compared to fast grown active-layer. By coupling the experimental results with simulations, it is demonstrated that at one sun condition, slow grown device has bimolecular recombination as the major loss mechanism while in the fast grown device with high trap density, the trap assisted recombination dominates. It has been estimated that non-radiative recombination accounts nearly 50% of efficiency loss in modern OPVs. Generally, an external bias (electric field) is required to collect all the photogenerated charges and thus prevent their recombination. The motivation is to induce additional electric field in otherwise low mobility conjugated polymer based active layer by incorporating ferroelectric dipoles. This is expected to facilitate singlet exciton dissociation in polymer matrix and impede charge transfer exciton (CTE) recombination at polymer:fullerene interface. For the first time, it is shown that the addition of ferroelectric dipoles to modern bulk heterojunction (BHJ) can significantly improve exciton dissociation, resulting in a ~50% enhancement of overall solar cell efficiency. The devices also exhibit the unique ferroelectric-photovoltaic effect with polarization-controlled power conversion efficiency.

Nalwa, Kanwar

2012-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. and China Sign Agreement to Increase Industrial Energy Efficiency |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

U.S. and China Sign Agreement to Increase Industrial Energy U.S. and China Sign Agreement to Increase Industrial Energy Efficiency U.S. and China Sign Agreement to Increase Industrial Energy Efficiency September 14, 2007 - 2:33pm Addthis DOE to Conduct Energy Efficiency Audits on up to 12 Facilities SAN FRANCISCO, CA - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs Karen Harbert and Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Committee (NDRC) Chen Deming, this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase cooperation and energy efficiency in China's industrial sector, which accounts for 70 percent of the country's total energy demand. This MOU, titled Industrial Energy Efficiency Cooperation, follows discussions this week at the third U.S.-China Energy Policy Dialogue where the U.S. and China agreed to

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U.S. and China Sign Agreement to Increase Industrial Energy Efficiency |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sign Agreement to Increase Industrial Energy Sign Agreement to Increase Industrial Energy Efficiency U.S. and China Sign Agreement to Increase Industrial Energy Efficiency September 14, 2007 - 2:33pm Addthis DOE to Conduct Energy Efficiency Audits on up to 12 Facilities SAN FRANCISCO, CA - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs Karen Harbert and Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Committee (NDRC) Chen Deming, this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase cooperation and energy efficiency in China's industrial sector, which accounts for 70 percent of the country's total energy demand. This MOU, titled Industrial Energy Efficiency Cooperation, follows discussions this week at the third U.S.-China Energy Policy Dialogue where the U.S. and China agreed to

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Effects of long-term water stress on net photosynthesis, growth and water-use efficiency of conifers in the field  

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Effects of long-term water stress on net photosynthesis, growth and water-use efficiency analyzed for dif- ferences in water-use efficiency and bio- mass production. Materials and Methods Sixteen of generation. Increase in biomass over the final vegetative period and water-use efficiency were calculated

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Management of Services Quality as a Tool to Increase Water Supply Companies’ Efficiency  

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The proof of necessity to control and manage service quality as a main factor for water supply enterprise efficiency increase is given in the article. Drinking water quality is reasoned to be a utility ... with a...

Olga Krakashova Dr.; Anna Pelevina Dr.; Vladimir Yaroslavtsev

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department/Electric Power Research Institute Cooperation to Increase Energy Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) strengthened cooperation for research, development and deployment of energy technologies aimed at promoting increased energy efficiency.

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Efficiency of incentives to jointly increase carbon sequestration and species conservation  

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Efficiency of incentives to jointly increase carbon sequestration and species conservation the provision of carbon sequestration and species conservation across heterogeneous landscapes. Using data from the Willamette Basin, Oregon, we compare the provision of carbon sequestration and species conservation under

Weiblen, George D

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"Working to increase the efficiency of jet engines while reducing their  

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"Working to increase the efficiency of jet engines while reducing their environmental impact of renewable biofuels. A list of currently and recently funded research projects are described below. #12

Acton, Scott

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Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Size and Expectations for Growth  

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Workforce data for 2008 provided by 23 interviewed program implementation contractors and 11 efficiency program planning

Goldman, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. and China Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Efficiency |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Efficiency U.S. and China Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Efficiency September 20, 2007 - 2:41pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Representing the two largest automotive markets in the world, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) this week signed a five-year agreement to promote large-scale deployment of next-generation efficiency vehicle technologies in the U.S. and China, specifically focusing on electric, hybrid-electric, fuel cell, and alternative fuel technologies. This agreement falls under the "umbrella" Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology between the U.S. and Chinese governments, and implements a Protocol for Cooperation in the Fields of Energy Efficiency and Renewable

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U.S. and China Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Efficiency |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

U.S. and China Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle U.S. and China Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Efficiency U.S. and China Continue to Increase Cooperation on Vehicle Efficiency September 20, 2007 - 2:41pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Representing the two largest automotive markets in the world, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) this week signed a five-year agreement to promote large-scale deployment of next-generation efficiency vehicle technologies in the U.S. and China, specifically focusing on electric, hybrid-electric, fuel cell, and alternative fuel technologies. This agreement falls under the "umbrella" Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology between the U.S. and Chinese governments, and implements a Protocol for Cooperation in the Fields of Energy Efficiency and Renewable

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U.S. Department of Energy and SuperPower, Inc. Increase Energy Efficiency  

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and SuperPower, Inc. Increase Energy and SuperPower, Inc. Increase Energy Efficiency in the Nation's Electric Grid U.S. Department of Energy and SuperPower, Inc. Increase Energy Efficiency in the Nation's Electric Grid February 21, 2008 - 11:29am Addthis $27 Million Project Demonstrates Advanced Superconductivity Technology ALBANY, NY- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and SuperPower, Inc. today commemorated the Albany High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Cable Project, the world's first use of second-generation HTS wire on the grid. This 350-meter HTS cable runs between the Riverside and Menands Substations in Albany, New York. HTS cables encounter essentially no resistance in electricity flow, which increases efficiency by eliminating 7-10 percent of the energy losses of conventional copper-based cables. DOE's over $13.5

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U.S. Department of Energy and SuperPower, Inc. Increase Energy Efficiency  

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Department of Energy and SuperPower, Inc. Increase Energy Department of Energy and SuperPower, Inc. Increase Energy Efficiency in the Nation's Electric Grid U.S. Department of Energy and SuperPower, Inc. Increase Energy Efficiency in the Nation's Electric Grid February 21, 2008 - 11:46am Addthis $27 Million Project Demonstrates Advanced Superconductivity Technology ALBANY, NY- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and SuperPower, Inc. today commemorated the Albany High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) Cable Project, the world's first use of second-generation HTS wire on the grid. This 350-meter HTS cable runs between the Riverside and Menands Substations in Albany, New York. HTS cables encounter essentially no resistance in electricity flow, which increases efficiency by eliminating 7-10 percent of the energy losses of conventional copper-based cables. DOE's over $13.5

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World population and energy growth: Impact on the Caribbean and the roles of energy efficiency improvements and renewable energies  

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This paper briefly describes population and energy use trends and their consequences, particularly to the Caribbean region. Historical trends for transitional countries show a decrease in population growth rate as annual per capita commercial energy use increases. If trends continue, an increase in per capita energy will be important to stabilizing populations of transitional countries. Energy efficiency improvements, the role of fossil energy, and the use of alternative energy sources in Caribbean nations are briefly discussed. 6 refs., 3 figs.

Sheffield, J.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Steps Lead to Significant Increase in Compliance with Energy Efficiency  

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Steps Lead to Significant Increase in Compliance with Energy Steps Lead to Significant Increase in Compliance with Energy Efficiency Reporting Requirements DOE Steps Lead to Significant Increase in Compliance with Energy Efficiency Reporting Requirements January 12, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON DC - The Department of Energy announced today that it has received certifications for over 600,000 residential appliances in 15 different product categories in response to the Department's enhanced energy efficiency enforcement efforts. DOE recently announced that manufacturers had until January 8, 2010 to submit correct energy use data to the Department of Energy before aggressive enforcement actions were taken. The certification data provided by 160 different manufacturers will allow DOE to review manufacturers' compliance with minimum energy

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Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Size and Expectations for Growth  

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2009a. “Green Jobs & Energy Market Trends Relevant Trends,Engineers 2009a. “Energy Independence and Market Trends: AEEFace of Energy Efficiency and Market Transformation. ”

Goldman, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Growth and the Efficient Use of Natural Resources  

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The relatively new concept of "green growth" can be fruitfully connected to concepts and theories in neoclassical economics including market externalities, Ricardian and Hotelling rents, and policies that would correct ...

Reilly, John

2012-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Possibilities of increasing the efficiency of Si and CuInSe2 solar cells  

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The paper proposes a method of increasing the efficiency of Si and CuInSe2 solar cells using the impact ionization and impurity...pZnTe-pSi-nSi and pZnTe-pCuInSe2-n(CuInSe2)1?x (2InAs) ...

M. S. Saidov

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear harmonic modeling of phemt devices for increased power amplifier efficiencies  

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This thesis is a comprehensive study of how harmonic terminations can greatly increase a power amplifier's efficiency (PAE). To show this improvement, the PHEMT amplifier is biased in the low noise region of operation (L, = 20 mA, Vd, = 3 V...

Strassner, Bernd Herbert

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing efficiency of data mining systems by machine unification and double machine cache  

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Increasing efficiency of data mining systems by machine unification and double machine cache and in general data mining systems, we need to search through huge spaces of machine learn- ing algorithms. Meta-learning and other complex data mining approaches need to train and test thousands of learning machines while

Jankowski, Norbert

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BOSTON COLLEGE AND MIT RESEARCHERS ACHIEVE DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THERMOELECTRIC EFFICIENCY  

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materials in a cost-effective manner." "These thermoelectric materials are already used in many applications antimony telluride is a material commonly used in thermoelectric products, and the researchers crushedBOSTON COLLEGE AND MIT RESEARCHERS ACHIEVE DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THERMOELECTRIC EFFICIENCY Nanotech

Huang, Jianyu

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INFUSION OF NERVE GROWTH FACTOR (NGF) INTO KITTEN VISUAL CORTEX INCREASES IMMUNOREACTIVITY FOR NGF, NGF  

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INFUSION OF NERVE GROWTH FACTOR (NGF) INTO KITTEN VISUAL CORTEX INCREASES IMMUNOREACTIVITY FOR NGF of the critical period, we infused recombinant human NGF into the primary visual cortex of kittens using of immunohistochemically detectable NGF infusion, as measured using intrinsic signal optical imaging and single

Issa, Naoum

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NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY Using Energy Wisely Increasing Energy Conservation and Efficiency  

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Using Energy Wisely Using Energy Wisely Increasing Energy Conservation and Efficiency The Department of Energy has installed two low-sulfur light bulbs as a test at its Forrestal Building headquar- ters in Washington, D.C. The two golf ball-sized bulbs, like those on the opposite page, are at each end of a 240-foot, 10-inch-wide reflective plastic "light pipe." U.S. DEPARTMENTOF ENERGY U.S. DEPARTMENTOF ENERGY E nergy efficiency is the ability to use less energy to produce the same amount of lighting, heating, transportation, and other energy services. For a family or business, conserving energy means lower energy bills. For the country as a whole, greater en- ergy efficiency helps us make the most of U.S. energy resources, reduces energy shortages, lowers our reliance on energy

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Increasing Federal Office Building Water Efficiency, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) (Fact Sheet)  

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requires a two percent annual reduction in water use (compared to requires a two percent annual reduction in water use (compared to a FY 2007 baseline), significantly reducing total Federal water consumption by FY 2020. View Federal water requirements at www.femp.energy.gov/program/waterefficiency_ requirements.html. Increasing Federal Office Building Water Efficiency With less than one percent of Earth's water available for human use, the Federal Government is leading by example with water efficiency and conservation efforts. Federal laws and regulations require agencies to implement water efficiency efforts and reduce water consumption, making water an integral part of every comprehensive resource management program. Water Management Planning A comprehensive water management plan includes clear information on how a Federal facility uses water from

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Increasing Federal Office Building Water Efficiency, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) (Fact Sheet)  

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Order 13514 requires a two percent annual reduction in water use (compared to Order 13514 requires a two percent annual reduction in water use (compared to a FY 2007 baseline), significantly reducing total Federal water consumption by FY 2020. View Federal water requirements at www.femp.energy.gov/program/waterefficiency_ requirements.html. Increasing Federal Office Building Water Efficiency With less than one percent of Earth's water available for human use, the Federal Government is leading by example with water efficiency and conservation efforts. Federal laws and regulations require agencies to implement water efficiency efforts and reduce water consumption, making water an integral part of every comprehensive resource management program. Water Management Planning A comprehensive water management plan includes clear information on

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Retrofit Options for Increasing Energy Efficiency in Office Buildings- Methodology Review  

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RETROFIT OPTIONS FOR INCREASING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN OFFICE BUILDINGS - METHODOLOGY REVIEW Nuno Cl?maco Pereira MIT|Portugal Program, Sustainable Energy Systems Ph.D. Student Instituto Superior T?cnico, Universidade T?cnica de Lisboa Lisboa... technical framework, where existing technologies and best case-studies can be considered, in order to drive passive measures retrofitting forward. This paper presents an overview of a methodology development which pretends to include the energy component...

Pereira, N. C.

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INCREASE  

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The Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Educational Access in Science and Engineering (INCREASE), assists minority-serving institutions in gaining access to world-class research facilities.

None

2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability assessment of renovation packages for increased energy efficiency for multi-family buildings in Sweden  

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In this paper, we propose a method for assessing renovation packages drawn up with the goal of increasing energy efficiency. The method includes calculation of bought energy demand, life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis and assessment of the building according to the Swedish environmental rating tool Miljöbyggnad (MB). In this way the methodology assesses economic, indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and specifically environmental aspects associated with energy demand of such packages from a sustainability point-of-view. Through MB, energy efficiency packages are placed in context with other necessary measures required to improve environmental performance in buildings, providing a consistent and systematic basis other than simply financial performance by which to compare capital improvements. The method is further explained and analyzed by applying it in three case studies. In each case study a multi-family building representing a typologically significant class in the Swedish building stock is considered, and for each building a base case and two renovation packages with higher initial investment requirement and higher energy efficiency are defined. It is shown that higher efficiency packages can impact IEQ indicators both positively and negatively and that packages reducing energy demand by approx. 50% have somewhat higher LCC. Identified positive IEQ impacts point to added value for packages that may not otherwise be communicated, while negative impacts identify areas where packages need to be improved, or where MB indicators may be referred to as specifications in procurement procedures.

Nils W.O. Brown; Tove Malmqvist; Wei Bai; Marco Molinari

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Growth of InGaAsN for High Efficiency Solar Cells by Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition  

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InGaAsN alloys are a promising material for increasing the efficiency of multi-junction solar cells now used for satellite power systems. However, the growth of these dilute N containing alloys has been challenging with further improvements in material quality needed before the solar cell higher efficiencies are realized. Nitrogen/V ratios exceeding 0.981 resulted in lower N incorporation and poor surface morphologies. The growth rate was found to depend on not only the total group III transport for a fixed N/V ratio but also on the N/V ratio. Carbon tetrachloride and dimethylzinc were effective for p-type doping. Disilane was not an effective n-type dopant while SiCl4 did result in n-type material but only a narrow range of electron concentrations (2-5e17cm{sup -3}) were achieved.

ALLERMAN,ANDREW A.; BANKS,JAMES C.; GEE,JAMES M.; JONES,ERIC D.; KURTZ,STEVEN R.

1999-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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World population and energy demand growth: the potential role of fusion energy in an efficient world  

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...growth: the potential role of fusion energy in an efficient world...fossil-replacement value in 2050. Fusion energy can, then, have a role...2) the deployment of all types of energy source to meet the...nuclear power, both fission and fusion, can play a very important...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: News Release - DOE Selects 4 Projects that Increase Efficiency, Lower  

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11, 2000 11, 2000 DOE Selects 4 Projects That Increase Efficiency, Lower Energy-Production Costs, Emissions from Coal Plants Four new research projects selected this week by the U.S. Department of Energy show that innovations to boost the performance of tomorrow's power plants can take many forms - from new ways to mix biomass and municipal waste into future fuels to new microbiological techniques that minimize water intake obstructions. The four projects are among the more than 40 that have emerged as winners in a broad program-wide competition in the department's Office of Fossil Energy.The common thread in this set of projects is that all can improve efficiency and help defray the costs of energy production from fossil fuel energy systems. The Energy Department will provide $1.4 million to the four winning organizations. The private sector partners will more than match the federal funding, providing about $2 million for the new research ventures.The winning projects are as follows. Dollar amounts are preliminary and may change during upcoming negotiations.

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Small Businesses Save Big: A Borrower's Guide To Increase the Bottom Line Using Energy Efficiency (Fact Sheet)  

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Dollars saved through energy efficiency can directly impact your bottom line. Whether you are planning for a major renovation or upgrading individual pieces of building equipment, these improvements can help reduce operating costs, save on utility bills, and boost profits. This fact sheet provides a guide for small businesses to find the resources to increase the energy efficiency of their buildings.

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2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Avoiding 100 new power plants by increasing efficiency of room air conditioners in India: opportunities and challenges  

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Electricity demand for room ACs is growing very rapidly in emerging economies such as India. We estimate the electricity demand from room ACs in 2030 in India considering factors such as weather and income growth using market data on penetration of ACs in different income classes and climatic regions. We discuss the status of the current standards, labels, and incentive programs to improve the efficiency of room ACs in these markets and assess the potential for further large improvements in efficiency and find that efficiency can be improved by over 40% cost effectively. The total potential energy savings from Room AC efficiency improvement in India using the best available technology will reach over 118 TWh in 2030; potential peak demand saving is found to be 60 GW by 2030. This is equivalent to avoiding 120 new coal fired power plants of 500 MW each. We discuss policy options to complement, expand and improve the ongoing programs to capture this large potential.

Phadke, Amol; Abhyankar, Nikit; Shah, Nihar; [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Environmental Energy Technology Division

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Avoiding 100 New Power Plants by Increasing Efficiency of Room Air Conditioners in India: Opportunities and Challenges  

SciTech Connect

Electricity demand for room ACs is growing very rapidly in emerging economies such as India. We estimate the electricity demand from room ACs in 2030 in India considering factors such as weather and income growth using market data on penetration of ACs in different income classes and climatic regions. We discuss the status of the current standards, labels, and incentive programs to improve the efficiency of room ACs in these markets and assess the potential for further large improvements in efficiency and find that efficiency can be improved by over 40percent cost effectively. The total potential energy savings from Room AC efficiency improvement in India using the best available technology will reach over 118 TWh in 2030; potential peak demand saving is found to be 60 GW by 2030. This is equivalent to avoiding 120 new coal fired power plants of 500 MW each. We discuss policy options to complement, expand and improve the ongoing programs to capture this large potential.

Phadke, Amol; Abhyankar, Nikit; Shah, Nihar

2014-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Fan-shape optimisation using CFD and genetic algorithms for increasing the efficiency of electric motors  

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The electric motor efficiency represents the effectiveness with which the motor converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. As the energy losses are converted into heat, which is dissipated by the motor frame aided by internal and external fans, a better cooling system adds up to better efficiency. In recent years, improvements in motor efficiency have been achieved but at higher costs. By using Genetic Algorithms (GAs), changes are introduced to the fan shape looking for a better aerodynamic performance. The evaluation of the achieved fan efficiency with the modified shapes is performed with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation software.

Noel Leon-Rovira; Eduardo Uresti; Waldo Arcos

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alcoa: C-Suite Participation in Energy Efficiency Increases Accountability and Staff Engagement Throughout the Organization  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This case study details how corporate leaders at Alcoa established energy efficiency as a priority throughout the organization and achieved plant-wide performance improvements as a result.

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Water Use Efficiency in Plant Growth and Ambient Carbon Dioxide Level  

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and carbon dioxide balance of plant leaves was made in the form of a computer program based upon known physiological facts. It predicts significant increases in water use efficiency by plants as CO is enriched, the size of the increase depending upon...

van Bavel, C. H. M.

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Summary We compared radiation-use efficiency of growth (), defined as rate of biomass accumulation per unit of ab-  

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) employed a model based on the conversion efficiency of solar radiation to biomass, combined with spaSummary We compared radiation-use efficiency of growth (), defined as rate of biomass accumulation-use efficiency (), a concept employed initially in crops research, is the quotient of cumulative biomass to ab

DeLucia, Evan H.

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Conducting Successful Programs to Increase the Energy-Efficiency of Manufactured Housing  

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. In this region, the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) has instituted several programs designed to promote energy-efficiency improvements in buildings. One of the latest targets of these programs is manufactured housing. Since 1985, Bonneville has...

Lee, A. D.; Riewer, S. M.; Volke, S. M.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increased network efficiency for variable rate video streams in an Integrated Services Packet Network environment  

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utilization as high as 108. 8% over current techniques used for sending variable bit-rate over resource reservations are shown. To my family: Elizabeth, Dad, Mom, and Kristen ACKNOWLEDGMENTS First, I would like to thank my advisor, Dr. Pierce E. Cantrell... Lovr Movement CafeMocha Scene . High Movement CafeMocha Scene 74 75 25 Reservation Efficiency as a Function of s 77 26 27 Fraction of Packets Over Reservation Rate as a Function of c Reservation Efficiency/Over as a Function of e . 78 78 28...

Schroeder, Charles Grant

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Growth, grain yield, and water use efficiency of rain-fed spring hybrid millet (Setaria italica) in plastic-mulched and unmulched fields  

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Abstract In order to analyze the effect of plastic mulching on water use efficiency of spring hybrid millet (Setaria italica), field experiments were conducted during the 2012 growing season, at an experimental station located in a semi-arid region of North China. Four treatments were applied: (i) plastic mulching of ridges and furrow sowing (T1), (ii) ridges and furrows without plastic mulch (T0), (iii) flat soil with plastic mulch (A1), and (iv) flat soil with no plastic mulch (A0) (control). Dynamics of soil moisture and soil temperature, together with crop growth, were monitored continuously in both mulched and unmulched fields. Changes in water consumption, soil temperature, and plant growth and development were analyzed. Results indicated that plastic mulching produced a 2–5-day advance in emergence of each growth stage. Soil temperature at 0–15 cm depth increased by 1.25 °C and 0.84 °C under mulched treatments A1 and T1, respectively, while soil water content at a depth of 0–10 cm increased by 1.42% and 1.29% in the same treatments. Leaf area index and plant height were also significantly higher in plastic-mulched treatments, except in later growth stages. Because plastic mulching improved tiller and ear numbers significantly, grain yield increased by 13.25% and 6.64%, in Al and T1 treatments, respectively. Water use efficiency at yield levels of plastic-mulched A1 and T1 plots was 24.44% and 3.6% higher than in unmulched flat and furrowed plots, respectively. Plastic mulching significantly reduced water consumption, retained soil water content, and increased soil temperature, to promote spring hybrid millet germination, and increased tiller numbers, and consequently, aboveground dry matter; it eventually significantly improved grain yield and water use efficiency. Plastic film mulching produced greater grain yield, water use efficiency, and benefits when used in flat planting patterns.

Baodi Dong; Mengyu Liu; Jingwei Jiang; Changhai Shi; Xiaoming Wang; Yunzhou Qiao; Yueyan Liu; Zhihai Zhao; Dongxiao li; Fuyan Si

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOI 10.1007/s00382-014-2277-3 The increasing efficiency of tornado days in the United States  

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- tive available potential energy (CAPE) and convective inhi- bition (CIN) within the near1 3 DOI 10.1007/s00382-014-2277-3 Clim Dyn The increasing efficiency of tornado days in the United large year-to-year variation in tornado fre- quency, but a consensus report on extreme storms and cli

Elsner, James B.

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INCREASED CELL EFFICIENCY IN InGaAs THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS WITH DIELECTRIC AND METAL BACK REFLECTORS  

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INCREASED CELL EFFICIENCY IN InGaAs THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS WITH DIELECTRIC AND METAL BACK REFLECTORS solar cells using back reflectors. We studied absorption enhancement in InGaAs and InGaAsP thin film and metal, on InGaAs thin film solar cell performance by device modeling and nu- merical simulations. DEVICE

Atwater, Harry

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Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Supporting the Obama Administration’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment, the Energy Department is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design.

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Increasing innovation in home energy efficiency: Monte Carlo simulation of potential improvements  

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Despite the enormous potential for savings, there is little penetration of market-based solutions in the residential energy efficiency market. We hypothesize that there is a failure in the residential efficiency improvement market: due to lack of customer knowledge and capital to invest in improvements, there is unrecovered savings. In this paper, we model a means of extracting profit from those unrecovered energy savings with a market-based residential energy services company, or RESCO. We use a Monte Carlo simulation of the cost and performance of various improvements along with a hypothetical business model to derive general information about the financial viability of these companies. Despite the large amount of energy savings potential, we find that an average contract length with residential customers needs to be nearly 35 years to recoup the cost of the improvements. However, our modeling of an installer knowledge parameter indicates that experience plays a large part in minimizing the time to profitability for each home. Large numbers of inexperienced workers driven by government investment in this area could result in the installation of improvements with long payback periods, whereas a free market might eliminate companies making poor decisions.

Kullapa Soratana; Joe Marriott

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oscillatory Increases in Alkalinity Anticipate Growth and May Regulate Actin Dynamics in Pollen Tubes of Lily  

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...minimum) precedes the growth process, whereas a pH decrease...two cellular features are interrelated and that this is a region...may enhance a variety of processes that contribute to a slowing...focused on the acidification process and suggest, as a follower...

Alenka Lovy-Wheeler; Joseph G. Kunkel; Ellen G. Allwood; Patrick J. Hussey; Peter K. Hepler

2006-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal and Glass Manufacturers Reduce Costs by Increasing Energy Efficiency in Process Heating Systems  

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Process heating plays a key role in producing steel, aluminum, and glass and in manufacturing products made from these materials. Faced with regulatory and competitive pressures to control emissions and reduce operating costs, metal and glass manufacturers are considering a variety of options for reducing overall energy consumption. As 38% of the energy used in U.S. industrial plants is consumed for process heating applications, metal and glass manufacturers are discovering that process heating technologies provide significant opportunities for improving industrial productivity, energy efficiency, and global competitiveness. This fact sheet is the first in a series to describe such opportunities that can be realized in industrial systems by conducting plant-wide assessments (PWA).

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Joint System Prognostics For Increased Efficiency And Risk Mitigation In Advanced Nuclear Reactor Instrumentation and Control  

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The science of prognostics is analogous to a doctor who, based on a set of symptoms and patient tests, assesses a probable cause, the risk to the patient, and a course of action for recovery. While traditional prognostics research has focused on the aspect of hydraulic and mechanical systems and associated failures, this project will take a joint view in focusing not only on the digital I&C aspect of reliability and risk, but also on the risks associated with the human element. Model development will not only include an approximation of the control system physical degradation but also on human performance degradation. Thus the goal of the prognostic system is to evaluate control room operation; to identify and potentially take action when performance degradation reduces plant efficiency, reliability or safety.

Donald D. Dudenhoeffer; Tuan Q. Tran; Ronald L. Boring; Bruce P. Hallbert

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increased enzyme binding to substrate is not necessary for more efficient cellulose hydrolysis  

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...desorption, despite high xylan solubilization, which...inactive enzymes from the surface of cellulose is competitive...the increased fibril surface hydrophilicity as confirmed...enzyme binding, cellulose surface chain extraction, and...substrates and chemical treatment methods used are provided in SI...

Dahai Gao; Shishir P. S. Chundawat; Anurag Sethi; Venkatesh Balan; S. Gnanakaran; Bruce E. Dale

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing Water Use Efficiency Through Improved Orifice Design and Operational Procedures for Subirrigation Systems  

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of emitters by particulate materials decreased as the cross-sectional area of the emitter opening was increased. Less than 0.06 atm (1 psig) vacuum had little effect on the flow of emitters tested. Higher vacuum amounts caused the reopening of plugged orifice...

Wilke, O. C.; Hiler, E. A.

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NREL Works to Increase Electric Vehicle Efficiency Through Enhanced Thermal Management (Fact Sheet)  

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Researchers at NREL are providing new insight into how heating and cooling systems affect the distance that electric vehicles can travel on a single charge. Electric vehicle range can be reduced by as much as 68% per charge because of climate-control demands. NREL engineers are investigating opportunities to change this dynamic and increase driving range by improving vehicle thermal management. NREL experts are collaborating with automotive industry partners to investigate promising thermal management technologies and strategies, including zone-based cabin temperature controls, advanced heating and air conditioning controls, seat-based climate controls, vehicle thermal preconditioning, and thermal load reduction technologies.

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Easing the natural gas crisis: Reducing natural gas prices through increased deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency  

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Heightened natural gas prices have emerged as a key energy-policy challenge for at least the early part of the 21st century. With the recent run-up in gas prices and the expected continuation of volatile and high prices in the near future, a growing number of voices are calling for increased diversification of energy supplies. Proponents of renewable energy and energy efficiency identify these clean energy sources as an important part of the solution. Increased deployment of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) can hedge natural gas price risk in more than one way, but this paper touches on just one potential benefit: displacement of gas-fired electricity generation, which reduces natural gas demand and thus puts downward pressure on gas prices. Many recent modeling studies of increased RE and EE deployment have demonstrated that this ''secondary'' effect of lowering natural gas prices could be significant; as a result, this effect is increasingly cited as justification for policies promoting RE and EE. This paper summarizes recent studies that have evaluated the gas-price-reduction effect of RE and EE deployment, analyzes the results of these studies in light of economic theory and other research, reviews the reasonableness of the effect as portrayed in modeling studies, and develops a simple tool that can be used to evaluate the impact of RE and EE on gas prices without relying on a complex national energy model. Key findings are summarized.

Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark; St. Clair, Matt

2004-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Location Efficiency as the Missing Piece of The Energy Puzzle: How Smart Growth Can Unlock Trillion Dollar Consumer Cost Savings  

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of a comparable magnitude after ten years to other major building energy efficiency policies, such as construction in Section II. We discuss in Section III a methodology for applying these results towards the evaluation. We apply this methodology in Section IV to real world examples of smart growth that are being

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Supramolecular Interactions of Chenodeoxycholic Acid Increase the Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on a Cobalt Electrolyte  

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Upon photoexcitation of the chemisorbed dye, charge separation occurs at the dye-sensitized semiconductor interface, and electrons are injected into the oxide conduction band (CB); the generated charges travel across the TiO2 nanoparticle network and can be collected at the transparent conducting glass back contact. ... (19, 22-26) Fully organic sensitizers have also been developed because of their increased molar extinction coefficient, as compared to Ru(II)-dyes, spectral tunability, and reduced environmental impact,(27, 28) and showed very high photovoltaic efficiencies, exceeding 10%. ... The advantage of this new generation of solar cells is that they can be produced at low cost, i.e., potentially <1 U S. $/peak watt. ...

Paolo Salvatori; Gabriele Marotta; Antonio Cinti; Chiara Anselmi; Edoardo Mosconi; Filippo De Angelis

2013-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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An efficient method for visualization and growth of fluorescent Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in planta.  

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strains, plants and growth conditions Xanthomonas oryzae pv.Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Mol Plant Microbe InteractOryzae sativa L. ) plants. X. oryzae pv. oryzae infection

Han, Sang-Wook; Park, Chang-Jin; Lee, Sang-Won; Ronald, Pamela C

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Examination of Changes in Hygroscopicity and CCN Activation Efficiency During Particle Growth Events  

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The growth and evolution of newly formed atmospheric particles were examined using an array of instruments located at a rural site northwest of Houston, TX. The focused study described here was designed to evaluate the influence of nucleated...

McClure, Crystal D.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Work demonstrates that smaller can be better: quantum confinement can lead to increased PV efficiency and could  

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the first all-quantum-dot photovoltaic cell, which was based on lead sulfide and demonstrated reasonable% post consumer waste. NREL Certifies First All-Quantum-Dot Photovoltaic Cell; Demonstrates Stability efficiency and could lead to a doubling of third-generation solar cell efficiencies. Tiny quantum dots

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Increasing Energy Efficiency and Reducing Emissions from China's Cement Kilns: Audit Report of Two Cement Plants in Shandong Province, China  

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energy reduction through energy efficiency improvements and the second section addresses reduction of pollutants with minimum or no change in fuelenergy reduction through energy efficiency improvements and the second section addresses reduction of pollutants with minimum or no change in fuel

Price, Lynn

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Avoiding 100 New Power Plants by Increasing Efficiency of Room Air Conditioners in India: Opportunities and Challenges  

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imported LNG. Imported coal prices have been increasing inabove the domestic coal prices in India [16]. The following

Phadke, Amol

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Eco-efficient approaches to land management: a case for increased integration of crop and animal production systems  

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...eco-efficiency is related to both and...pesticides and energy and the minimization of greenhouse gas emissions are all key...processes, reducing greenhouse...equivalents and the energy required...fertilizer then related to the energy cost for...

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Enhancement of photosynthetic performance, water use efficiency and grain yield during long-term growth under elevated CO2 in wheat and rye is growth temperature and cultivar dependent  

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Abstract The effects of long-term elevated CO2 on photosynthetic performance of winter (cv Musketeer) and spring (cv SR4A) rye (Secale cereale) and winter (cv Norstar) and spring (cv Katepwa) wheat (Triticum aestivum) grown at either 20/16 °C (non-acclimated (NA)) or 5/5 °C (cold acclimated (CA) and at either ambient (380 ?mol C mol?1) or elevated (700 ?mol C mol?1) CO2 were studied. Compared to NA counterparts, CA winter cereals exhibited a 30–40% increase in light and CO2-saturated rates of photosynthesis at both ambient and elevated CO2. This was accompanied by a 35–50% decrease in excitation pressure and non-photochemical energy dissipation. Concomitantly, biomass increased by 28–46% and grain yield per plant by 60%. In contrast, both CA spring cultivars exhibited a 45–60% inhibition of light- and CO2-saturated rates of photosynthesis at ambient CO2 as well as growth at elevated CO2 relative to NA controls. This inhibition was specific for photosynthesis since cold acclimation stimulated rates of respiration by 22–47% in all cultivars tested. This was accompanied by a 58% increase in excitation pressure and a 17% increase in non-photochemical energy dissipation in the cold acclimated spring rye and spring wheat. Consequently, biomass accumulation was reduced by about 25% in CA versus NA spring cultivars at elevated CO2. We conclude that the potential for enhancement of photosynthetic performance, water use efficiency and grain yield of cereals grown at elevated CO2 is both growth temperature and cultivar dependent.

Keshav Dahal; Vicki L. Knowles; William C. Plaxton; Norman P.A. Hüner

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Using polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells in a hybrid surface ship propulsion plant to increase fuel efficiency .  

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??An increasingly mobile US Navy surface fleet and oil price uncertainty contrast with the Navy's desire to lower the amount of money spent purchasing fuel.… (more)

Kroll, Douglas M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Voluntary Agreements for Increasing Energy-Efficiency in Industry: Case Study of a Pilot Project with the Steel Industry in Shandong Province, China  

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This paper describes international experience with the use of Voluntary Agreements for increasing industrial sector energy-efficiency, drawing lessons learned regarding the essential elements of the more successful programs. The paper focuses on a pilot project for implementation of a Voluntary Agreement with two steel mills in Shandong Province that was developed through international collaboration with experts in China, the Netherlands, and the U.S. Designing the pilot project involved development of approaches for energy-efficiency potential assessments for the steel mills, target-setting to establish the Voluntary Agreement energy-efficiency goals, preparing energy-efficiency plans for implementation of energy-saving technologies and measures, and monitoring and evaluating the project's energy savings.

Price, Lynn; Worrell, Ernst; Sinton, Jonathan; Yun, Jiang

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined heat and power has the potential to significantly increase energy production efficiency and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions, however current market penetration  

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1 Combined heat and power has the potential to significantly increase energy production efficiency that California will not reach the targets for combined heat and power set for it by the Air Resources Board (ARB of combined heat and power into the new ARB Emissions Cap and Trade scheme. This potential failure would

Kammen, Daniel M.

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The interrelationship between environmental goals, productivity improvement, and increased energy efficiency in integrated paper and steel plants  

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This report presents the results of an investigation into the interrelationships between plant-level productivity, energy efficiency, and environmental improvements for integrated pulp and paper mills and integrated steel mills in the US. Integrated paper and steel plants are defined as those facilities that use some form of onsite raw material to produce final products (for example, paper and paperboard or finished steel). Fully integrated pulp and paper mills produce onsite the pulp used to manufacture paper from virgin wood fiber, secondary fiber, or nonwood fiber. Fully integrated steel mills process steel from coal, iron ore, and scrap inputs and have onsite coke oven facilities.

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1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glioblastoma Treatment: Bypassing the Toxicity of Platinum Compounds by Using Liposomal Formulation and Increasing Treatment Efficiency With Concomitant Radiotherapy  

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Purpose: Treatments of glioblastoma with cisplatin or oxaliplatin only marginally improve the overall survival of patients and cause important side effects. To prevent adverse effects, improve delivery, and optimize the tumor response to treatment in combination with radiotherapy, a potential approach consists of incorporating the platinum agent in a liposome. Methods and Materials: In this study, cisplatin, oxaliplatin, carboplatin, Lipoplatin (the liposomal formulation of cisplatin), and Lipoxal (the liposomal formulation of oxaliplatin) were tested on F98 glioma orthotopically implanted in Fischer rats. The platinum compounds were administered by intracarotid infusion and were assessed for the ability to reduce toxicity, improve cancer cell uptake, and increase survival of animals when combined or not combined with radiotherapy. Results: The tumor uptake was 2.4-fold more important for Lipoxal than the liposome-free oxaliplatin. Lipoxal also improved the specificity of oxaliplatin as shown by a higher ratio of tumor to right hemisphere uptake. Surprisingly, Lipoplatin led to lower tumor uptake compared with cisplatin. However, Lipoplatin had the advantage of largely reducing the toxicity of cisplatin and allowed us to capitalize on the anticancer activity of this agent. Conclusion: Among the five platinum compounds tested, carboplatin showed the best increase in survival when combined with radiation for treatment of glioma implanted in Fischer rats.

Charest, Gabriel; Sanche, Leon [Center for Research in Radiotherapy, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada)] [Center for Research in Radiotherapy, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada); Fortin, David; Mathieu, David [Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada)] [Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada); Paquette, Benoit, E-mail: Benoit.Paquette@USherbrooke.ca [Center for Research in Radiotherapy, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada)] [Center for Research in Radiotherapy, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiobiology, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada)

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mitigation of atmospheric carbon emissions through increased energy efficiency versus increased non-carbon energy sources: A trade study using a simplified {open_quotes}market-free{close_quotes} exogenously driven model  

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A simplified model of global, long-term energy use is described and used to make a `top-level` comparison of two generic approaches for mitigating atmospheric carbon emissions: (a) those based on increased energy efficiency; and (b) those based on increased use of reduced- or non-carbon fuels. As approximate as is the model, first-order estimates of and trade offs between increasing non-carbon generation capacities (e.g., supply-side solutions) versus energy-use efficiency (e.g., demand-side solutions) to stem atmospheric carbon accumulations can be useful in guiding more elaborate models. At the level of this analysis, both the costs of abatement and the costs of damage can be large, with the formation of benefit-to-cost ratios as a means of assessment being limited by uncertainties associated with relating given climatic responses to greenhouse warming to aggregate damage cost, as well as uncertainties associated with procedures used for multi-generation discounting of both abatement and damage costs. In view of uncertainties associated with both supply-side and demand-side approaches, as well as the estimation of greenhouse-warming responses per se, a combination of solutions seems prudent. Key findings are: (a) the relative insensitivity of the benefit-to-cost ratio adopted in this study to supply-side versus demand-side approaches to abating atmospheric carbon-dioxide emissions; (b) the extreme sensitivity of damage costs, abatement costs, and the related benefit-to-cost ratios to the combination of discounting procedure and the (time) concavity of the function used to relate global temperature rise to damage costs; and (c) no matter the discounting procedure and/or functional relationship between average temperature rise and a damage cost, a goal of increased per-capita gross world product at minimum damage suggests action now rather than delay.

Krakowski, R.A.

1997-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Phosphorus Application in Different Soil Layers on Root Growth, Yield, and Water-Use Efficiency of Winter Wheat Grown Under Semi-Arid Conditions  

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Abstract Deep phosphorus application can be a usefull measure to improve crops’ performance in semi-arid regions, but more knowledge of both its general effects and effects on specific crops is required to optimize treatments. Thus, the aims of this study were to evaluate the effects of phosphorus (P) application at different soil layers on root growth, grain yield, and water-use efficiency (WUE) of winter wheat grown on the semi-arid Loess Plateau of China and to explore the relationship between root distribution and grain yield. The experiment consisted of four P treatments in a randomized complete block design with three replicates and two cultivars: one drought-sensitive (Xiaoyan 22, XY22) and one drought-tolerant (Changhan 58, CH58). The four P treatments were no P (control, CK), surface P (SP), deep P (DP), and deep-band P application (DBP). CH58 produced larger and deeper root systems, and had higher grain yields and WUE, under the deep P treatments (DP and DBP) than under SP, clearly showing that deep P placement had beneficial effects on the drought-tolerant cultivar. In contrast, the grain yield and root growth of XY22 did not differ between DP or DBP and SP treatments. Further, root dry weight (RW) and root length (RL) in deep soil layer (30-100 cm) were closely positively correlated with grain yield and WUE of CH58 (but not XY22), highlighting the connections between a well-developed subsoil root system and both high grain yield and WUE for the drought-tolerant cultivar. WUE correlated strongly with grain yield for both cultivars (r=0.94, P<0.001). In conclusion, deep application of P fertilizer is a practical and feasible means of increasing grain yield and WUE of rainfed winter wheat in semi-arid regions, by promoting deep root development of drought-tolerant cultivars.

Li-yun KANG; Shan-chao YUE; Shi-qing LI

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon dioxide emissions, economic growth, industrial structure, and technical efficiency: Empirical evidence from Ghana, Senegal, and Morocco on the causal dynamics  

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This paper investigated the short-run causal relationships and the long-run equilibrium relationships among carbon dioxide emissions, economic growth, technical efficiency, and industrial structure for three African countries. Using Bounds cointegration approach the result showed evidence of multiple long-run equilibrium relationships for Ghana and Senegal but a one-way long-run equilibrium relationship for Morocco. The result from the Toda and Yomamoto granger causality test showed a mix of bidirectional, unidirectional, and neutral relationships for all countries. Whilst in Senegal carbon dioxide emission was not found to be a limiting factor to economic growth; it was found to act as a limiting factor to economic growth in Morocco and Ghana. Lastly, the result from the variance decomposition analysis revealed that economic growth contributes largely to changes in future carbon dioxide emissions in Senegal and Morocco whilst in Ghana technical efficiency contributes largely to changes in future variations in carbon dioxide emissions. These results have important policy implications for these countries' energy efficiency systems.

Philip Kofi Adom; William Bekoe; Franklin Amuakwa-Mensah; Justice Tei Mensah; Ebo Botchway

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intermittent hypoxia induces the proliferation of rat vascular smooth muscle cell with the increases in epidermal growth factor family and erbB2 receptor  

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Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by intermittent hypoxia (IH), and associated with cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and heart failure. These cardiovascular diseases have a relation to atherosclerosis marked by the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). In this study, we investigated the influence of IH on cultured rat aortic smooth muscle cell (RASMC). The proliferation of RASMC was significantly increased by IH without changing the level of apoptosis. In order to see what induces RASMC proliferation, we investigated the influence of normoxia (N)-, IH- and sustained hypoxia (SH)-treated cell conditioned media on RASMC proliferation. IH-treated cell conditioned medium significantly increased RASMC proliferation compared with N-treated cell conditioned medium, but SH-treated cell conditioned medium did not. We next investigated the epidermal growth factor (EGF) family as autocrine growth factors. Among the EGF family, we found significant increases in mRNAs for epiregulin (ER), amphiregulin (AR) and neuregulin-1 (NRG1) in IH-treated cells and mature ER in IH-treated cell conditioned medium. We next investigated the changes in erbB family receptors that are receptors for ER, AR and NRG1, and found that erbB2 receptor mRNA and protein expressions were increased by IH, but not by SH. Phosphorylation of erbB2 receptor at Tyr-1248 that mediates intracellular signaling for several physiological effects including cell proliferation was increased by IH, but not by SH. In addition, inhibitor for erbB2 receptor suppressed IH-induced cell proliferation. These results provide the first demonstration that IH induces VSMC proliferation, and suggest that EGF family, such as ER, AR and NRG1, and erbB2 receptor could be involved in the IH-induced VSMC proliferation. - Highlights: ?In vitro system for intermittent hypoxia (IH) and sustained hypoxia (SH). ?IH, but not SH, induces the proliferation of rat vascular smooth muscle cell. ?Epiregulin mRNA and protein are up-regulated in IH, but not in SH. ?IH-induced erbB2 phosphorylation is attenuated by erbB2 inhibitor. ?EGF family and erbB2 receptor may be involved in IH-induced cell proliferation.

Kyotani, Yoji, E-mail: cd147@naramed-u.ac.jp [Department of Pharmacology, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Kashihara 634-8521 (Japan); Department of Pharmacy, Nara Medical University Hospital, Kashihara 634-8522 (Japan); Ota, Hiroyo [Second Department of Internal Medicine, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Kashihara 634-8522 (Japan); Department of Biochemistry, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Kashihara 634-8521 (Japan); Itaya-Hironaka, Asako; Yamauchi, Akiyo; Sakuramoto-Tsuchida, Sumiyo [Department of Biochemistry, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Kashihara 634-8521 (Japan); Zhao, Jing; Ozawa, Kentaro; Nagayama, Kosuke; Ito, Satoyasu [Department of Pharmacology, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Kashihara 634-8521 (Japan); Takasawa, Shin [Department of Biochemistry, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Kashihara 634-8521 (Japan); Kimura, Hiroshi [Second Department of Internal Medicine, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Kashihara 634-8522 (Japan); Uno, Masayuki [Department of Pharmacy, Nara Medical University Hospital, Kashihara 634-8522 (Japan); Yoshizumi, Masanori [Department of Pharmacology, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Kashihara 634-8521 (Japan)

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Improving Diesel Engine Sweet-spot Efficiency and Adapting it to Improve Duty-cycle MPG- plus Increasing Propulsion and Reducing Cost  

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Poster presented at the 16th Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference in Detroit, MI, September 27-30, 2010.

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Figure 9. Conceptual model for regionally divergent responses of the air-land fluxes to CO2 fertilization, which increases the water-use efficiency of photosynthesis. In dry regions where  

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fertilization, which increases the water-use efficiency of photosynthesis. In dry regions where photosynthesis is limited by water, photosynthesis increases while transpiration stays roughly constant (set by the available moisture). In moist regions where photosynthesis is limited by other factors such as temperature

Krakauer, Nir Y.

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Systems Analysis of the Response of Photosynthesis, Metabolism, and Growth to an Increase in Irradiance in the Photosynthetic Model Organism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii  

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...interactions between resource availability, energy metabolism, anabolism...efficiency of converting solar radiation to phyto-energy. New Phytol. 188...distribution of resources between enzymes...photosynthesis can convert solar energy into biomass? Curr...

Tabea Mettler; Timo Mühlhaus; Dorothea Hemme; Mark-Aurel Schöttler; Jens Rupprecht; Adam Idoine; Daniel Veyel; Sunil Kumar Pal; Liliya Yaneva-Roder; Flavia Vischi Winck; Frederik Sommer; Daniel Vosloh; Bettina Seiwert; Alexander Erban; Asdrubal Burgos; Samuel Arvidsson; Stephanie Schönfelder; Anne Arnold; Manuela Günther; Ursula Krause; Marc Lohse; Joachim Kopka; Zoran Nikoloski; Bernd Mueller-Roeber; Lothar Willmitzer; Ralph Bock; Michael Schroda; Mark Stitt

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Blueprint for Improving Energy Efficiency in India  

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Blueprint for Improving Energy Efficiency in India Blueprint for Improving Energy Efficiency in India Speaker(s): V. Raghuraman Date: June 16, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-4133 Indian economic growth is averaging 8%, and is projected to reach double-digit growth rates. The Indian energy requirements are likely to grow at 6% vis-a-vis the world growth rate of 2%. India has limited energy reserves, and seeks to increase its energy efficiency with contemporary technologies. The higher economic growth has been achieved with limited electricity supply implying higher productivity, which needs to be investigated carefully. The country seeks carbon finance through CDM projects. It has launched an Energy Dialogue in close collaboration with the US DOE and is participating in the Asia Pacific Partnership (APP) with

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Voluntary agreements for increasing energy-efficiency in industry: Case study of a pilot project with the steel industry in Shandong Province, China  

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China faces a significant challenge in the years ahead to continue to provide essential materials and products for a rapidly-growing economy while addressing pressing environmental concerns. China's industrial sector is heavily dependent on the country's abundant, yet polluting, coal resources. While tremendous energy conservation and environmental protection achievements were realized in the industrial sector in the past, there remains a great gulf between the China's level of energy efficiency and that of the advanced countries of the world. Internationally, significant energy efficiency improvement in the industrial sector has been realized in a number of countries using an innovative policy mechanism called Voluntary Agreements. This paper describes international experience with Voluntary Agreements in the industrial sector as well as the development of a pilot program to test the use of such agreements with two steel mills in Shandong Province, China.

Price, Lynn; Worrell, Ernst; Sinton, Jonathan; Yun, Jiang

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prospects for and problems of using light-water supercritical-pressure coolant in nuclear reactors in order to increase the efficiency of the nuclear fuel cycle  

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Trends in the development of the power sector of the Russian and world power industries both at present time and in the near future are analyzed. Trends in the rise of prices for reserves of fossil and nuclear fuels used for electricity production are compared. An analysis of the competitiveness of electricity production at nuclear power plants as compared to the competitiveness of electricity produced at coal-fired and natural-gas-fired thermal power plants is performed. The efficiency of the open nuclear fuel cycle and various versions of the closed nuclear fuel cycle is discussed. The requirements on light-water reactors under the scenario of dynamic development of the nuclear power industry in Russia are determined. Results of analyzing the efficiency of fuel utilization for various versions of vessel-type light-water reactors with supercritical coolant are given. Advantages and problems of reactors with supercritical-pressure water are listed.

Alekseev, P. N.; Semchenkov, Yu. M.; Sedov, A. A., E-mail: sedov@dhtp.kial.ru; Subbotin, S. A.; Chibinyaev, A. V. [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems Analysis of the Response of Photosynthesis, Metabolism, and Growth to an Increase in Irradiance in the Photosynthetic Model Organism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii  

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...illumination was fitted with a single exponential decay kinetic. The reciprocal value...efficiency 98%. Cells were harvested in exponential phase and stored as described above...subtraction just above the noise (1.0), smoothing of data points (5), and exporting...

Tabea Mettler; Timo Mühlhaus; Dorothea Hemme; Mark-Aurel Schöttler; Jens Rupprecht; Adam Idoine; Daniel Veyel; Sunil Kumar Pal; Liliya Yaneva-Roder; Flavia Vischi Winck; Frederik Sommer; Daniel Vosloh; Bettina Seiwert; Alexander Erban; Asdrubal Burgos; Samuel Arvidsson; Stephanie Schönfelder; Anne Arnold; Manuela Günther; Ursula Krause; Marc Lohse; Joachim Kopka; Zoran Nikoloski; Bernd Mueller-Roeber; Lothar Willmitzer; Ralph Bock; Michael Schroda; Mark Stitt

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems Analysis of the Response of Photosynthesis, Metabolism, and Growth to an Increase in Irradiance in the Photosynthetic Model Organism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii  

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...future world. Plant Cell Environ. 31 : 1317-1324...landscapes of three tumor cell lines. Genome Med...Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Cell 25 : 545-557. Amthor...efficiency of converting solar radiation to phyto-energy...Asada, K. (2006). Production and scavenging of reactive...

Tabea Mettler; Timo Mühlhaus; Dorothea Hemme; Mark-Aurel Schöttler; Jens Rupprecht; Adam Idoine; Daniel Veyel; Sunil Kumar Pal; Liliya Yaneva-Roder; Flavia Vischi Winck; Frederik Sommer; Daniel Vosloh; Bettina Seiwert; Alexander Erban; Asdrubal Burgos; Samuel Arvidsson; Stephanie Schönfelder; Anne Arnold; Manuela Günther; Ursula Krause; Marc Lohse; Joachim Kopka; Zoran Nikoloski; Bernd Mueller-Roeber; Lothar Willmitzer; Ralph Bock; Michael Schroda; Mark Stitt

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract 1130: API 31510 induced shift in mitochondrial metabolism in cancer cells is characterized by increased mitochondrial efficiency and induction of apoptosis  

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...CA Abstract B240: Combined gefitinib and API-2 induced interaction of DNA-PK with...to gefitinib (an EGFR inhibitor) with API-2 (a selective Akt inhibitor) by increasing...investigated whether combined gefitinib and API-2 induced interaction of DNA-PK with...

Enxuan Jing; Vivek Vishnudas; Joaquin J. Jimnenez; Niven R. Narain; Rangaprasad Sarangarajan

2012-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

122

Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Education and Training Needs  

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This report provides a baseline assessment of the current state of energy efficiency-related education and training programs and analyzes training and education needs to support expected growth in the energy efficiency services workforce. In the last year, there has been a significant increase in funding for 'green job' training and workforce development (including energy efficiency), through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Key segments of the energy efficiency services sector (EESS) have experienced significant growth during the past several years, and this growth is projected to continue and accelerate over the next decade. In a companion study (Goldman et al. 2009), our research team estimated that the EESS will increase two- to four-fold by 2020, to 220,000 person-years of employment (PYE) (low-growth scenario) or up to 380,000 PYE (high-growth scenario), which may represent as many as 1.3 million individuals. In assessing energy efficiency workforce education and training needs, we focus on energy-efficiency services-related jobs that are required to improve the efficiency of residential and nonresidential buildings. Figure ES-1 shows the market value chain for the EESS, sub-sectors included in this study, as well as the types of market players and specific occupations. Our assessment does not include the manufacturing, wholesale, and retail distribution subsectors, or energy efficiency-focused operations and maintenance performed by facility managers.

Goldman, Charles A.; Peters, Jane S.; Albers, Nathaniel; Stuart, Elizabeth; Fuller, Merrian C.

2010-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

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A systematic and quantitative approach to improve water use efficiency in agriculture  

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As the competition for the finite water resources on earth increases due to growth ... is faced with intensifying pressure to improve the efficiency of water used for food production. The causes for the relativel...

Theodore C. Hsiao; Pasquale Steduto; Elias Fereres

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Improves System Efficiency and Increases Energy Transfer with Wind2H2 Project, Enabling Reduced Cost Electrolysis Production (Fact Sheet), Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Highlights (HFCTH)  

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5 * November 2010 5 * November 2010 Energy transfer improvements from the 10-kW wind turbine tested by NREL. The graph shows successive improvement, including the latest preliminary third generation improvement in the green shaded area. Increased Energy Transfer: NREL continues to improve energy transfer from a 10-kW solar PV array, comparing directly coupling the PV array to the electrolyzer stack with a connection through a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) power electronics package designed at NREL. The experimental testing (above) revealed that direct coupling outperformed power electronics when solar irradiance levels are below 500 W/m 2 while the MPPT power converter delivered more energy to the stacks between 500 and 1,100 W/m 2 . These findings

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Oncor Energy Efficiency Programs  

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Internal Use Only 2 ESL-KT-14-11-04 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 2012 – 2015 Energy Efficiency Goals Year Demand Goal MW Energy Goal MWh Basis 2012 53.1 93,031 25% of Average Load Growth 2013 54.6 95...,659 30% of Average Load Growth 2014 68.1 119,311 30% of Average Load Growth 2015* 87.0 152,424 30% of Average Load Growth • The Demand Goal is based on a five year rolling average of actual demand growth, provided by Oncor Revenue Forecasting • Goal...

Betts, C.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Energy-Efficient Networks  

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Architecting and Operating Architecting and Operating Energy-Efficient Networks Inder Monga (ESnet) With input from Dan Kilper, Thierry Klein (Bell Labs) Vijay Sivaraman (UNSW, Australia) Jaafar Elmirghani (University of Leeds, UK) § Global research consortium representing industry, government and academic organizations § Launched in May 2010 § Focus on sustainability and growth § Holistic and ambitious: Goal of 1000x § 57 member organizations § 300+ leading scientists § Recognized by the World Economic Forum as an industry-led best practice toward sustainability DELIVER ARCHITECTURE, SPECIFICATIONS AND SOLUTIONS AND DEMONSTRATE KEY TECHNOLOGIES TO INCREASE NETWORK ENERGY EFFICIENCY BY A FACTOR 1000 COMPARED TO 2010 GREENTOUCH(tm) (www.greentouch.org)

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hollow fiber represent an enormous increase in the (active) aeration surface. Thus, oxygen is not limiting to cell growth, which results in  

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- ditions oxygen and carbon dioxide diffuse from the hollow-fiber membrane into the cell suspensionhollow fiber represent an enormous increase in the (active) aeration surface. Thus, oxygen In controlled cultivation systems, such as common stirred tank bioreactors, an optimal oxygen supply is state

Cai, Long

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Systems Analysis of the Response of Photosynthesis, Metabolism, and Growth to an Increase in Irradiance in the Photosynthetic Model Organism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii  

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...points, taking the medium consumption of the bioreactor into...by the increased C and energy that is available from...Calculations of Gibbs Free Energy of Reactions for CBC...for feeding the future world. Plant Cell Environ...radiation to phyto-energy. New Phytol. 188...

Tabea Mettler; Timo Mühlhaus; Dorothea Hemme; Mark-Aurel Schöttler; Jens Rupprecht; Adam Idoine; Daniel Veyel; Sunil Kumar Pal; Liliya Yaneva-Roder; Flavia Vischi Winck; Frederik Sommer; Daniel Vosloh; Bettina Seiwert; Alexander Erban; Asdrubal Burgos; Samuel Arvidsson; Stephanie Schönfelder; Anne Arnold; Manuela Günther; Ursula Krause; Marc Lohse; Joachim Kopka; Zoran Nikoloski; Bernd Mueller-Roeber; Lothar Willmitzer; Ralph Bock; Michael Schroda; Mark Stitt

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Applied Materials Develops an Advanced Epitaxial Growth System to Bring Down LED Costs  

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With the help of DOE funding, Applied Materials has developed an advanced epitaxial growth system for gallium nitride (GaN) LED devices that decreases operating costs, increases internal quantum efficiency, and improves binning yields.

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(Energy Efficiency)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DECLARATION DECLARATION INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY COOPERATION [IPEEC] Considering: Declarations of the Gleneagles, St. Petersburg and Heiligendamm Summits, which emphasize the need for global cooperation in the field of energy efficiency. Recognizing: 1. that improving energy saving and energy efficiency is one of the quickest, greenest, and most cost-effective way to address energy security, climate change, and ensuring economic growth; 2. that a comprehensive process has been launched to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the UNFCCC through long-term cooperative action, now, up to and beyond 2012, in order to reach an agreed outcome and adopt a decision at the COP 15. 3. that all countries, both developed and developing, share common interests for improving their

131

New Sensor Network Technology Increases Manufacturing Efficiency...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

of the United States. Addthis Related Articles A combination solid-state laser turret cutter and stamping machine cuts a thin steel plate that will be formed into...

132

Increase the efficiency of the University's operations.  

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culture in all units. · Be responsible stewards of our resources -- physical, financial and technological. Goal: Sense of Place Develop an inviting, sustainable campus setting. Strategies: · Create a welcoming and identifiable campus. · Provide a safe and secure campus environment for all faculty, staff, students

Dasgupta, Dipankar

133

Procurement revisions save money, increase efficiency  

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Entergy Corp.-the New Orleans-based utility holding company-is applying lessons learned in procurement reorganization to streamline other areas of the company. Utilities willing to retool their procurement organizations and try new approaches to management can also reap benefits. Entergy Operations Inc. saved approximately $10 million in 1991 in personnel, system-wide contracts and combined purchasing. For 1992, EOI expects to show savings of $20 million, significantly better than original projections. EOI estimates that it has been able to avoid an additional $10 million in inventory expenditures. Entergy Corp. has put what its learned to work in other areas. Functional restructuring that formed Entergy Operations was expanded in 1991 with formation of three other company teams: Distribution and Customer Services, Generation and Transmission and Entergy Business Support. Each of these has also already begun to show significant benefits. A utility need not be a large multistate holding company with multiple nuclear plants in order to profit from Entergy's experiences. The key is to recognize the potential benefits of functional reorganization, and to approach the process in a timely, disciplined manner, while ensuring total buy-in from local/site management. Above all, utilities must be willing to try new approaches. Many utilities still independently organize procurement and materials management functions around individual plants and business units. Further, utilities may still approach procurement and materials management as two separate processes. Significant benefits can be gained by implementing a consolidated, information-driven approach to procurement and materials management. Overcoming turf issues and managing the change in thinking can be a real challenge. The chances for success are greatly improved by carefully organizing the redesign with an information-driven approach and shared performance measures.

Morehead, R.D.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

EFFICIENCY MAINE DIRECT INSTALLS INCREASE UPGRADE PACE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Although Maine has one of the United States’ highest homeownership rates, more than one-third of the state’s residents qualify for low-income programs. In addition, Maine residents in all types of...

135

Increasing Knowledge Increasing Knowledge 29  

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28 Increasing Knowledge Increasing Knowledge 29 Expanding Leadership 36 Building Partnerships 43 the world. The challenges ahead are large, but WSP is preparing to meet them by increasing knowledge, expanding leadership, building partnerships, and seeking solutions. #12;29 Increasing Knowledge Increasing

Fay, Noah

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Faster plant growth in a safe, economical way  

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Faster plant growth in a safe, economical way Faster plant growth in a safe, economical way Faster plant growth in a safe, economical way When applied to plants, Take-Off(tm) speeds crop emergence, increases growth rates and yields, improves stress tolerance and nutrient value, and reduces need for nitrogen fertilizers. April 3, 2012 Farmer in wheat field inspecting wheat Biagro Western offers Take-Off(tm), a metabolic plant stimulant that will allow farmers to increase crop carbon fixation and thereby increase nitrate uptake and nitrogen use efficiency. The new product speeds plants to maturity, allowing the plants to more efficiently assimilate nitrogen by coordinating the nitrogen uptake and photosynthesis processes. Field tests show that Take-Off(tm) reduced nitrogen inputs by 25 to 35 percent.

137

Water Efficient and Low Pollution Textile Industry  

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Alternative and Emerging Technologies for an Energy Efficient Alternative and Emerging Technologies for an Energy Efficient Water Efficient and Low Pollution Textile Industry year month institution Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory address Berkeley abstract p Emerging energy efficiency greenhouse gas GHG and pollution mitigation technologies will be crucial for the textile industry as it responds to population and economic growth that is expected to spur a rapid increase in textile consumption over the coming decades and a corresponding increase in the industry textquoteright s absolute energy use and GHG and other pollutant emissions This report gives an overview of textile industry processes and compiles available information on the energy savings environmental and other benefits costs commercialization status and references for emerging technologies to reduce the industry

138

Energy Efficient Motors  

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.. " ENERGY EFFICIENT MOTORS W. R. Hoffmeyer General Electric Company Fort Wayne, Indiana ABSTRACT Efficiency is only one aspect of motor per formance. This paper discusses how efficiency is influenced by such factors as horsepower rating... and in cost~ saVings, especially if the power company imposes a penalty for low power factor. Increasing efficiency has a direct effect on operating cost. Increasing power factor has only an indirect and less profound effect. This was recognized by ASHRAE...

Hoffmeyer, W.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Productivity benefits of industrial energy efficiency measures  

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the linkage between energy efficiency and productivity.and increased energy efficiency in integrated paper andand Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1997.

Worrell, Ernst

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

World economic growth pushing LNG use  

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Natural gas, especially liquefied (LNG), is in position to participate in the energy growth now being triggered by strong worldwide economic growth, increasingly open markets, and expanding international trade. Natural gas is abundant, burns cleanly, and is highly efficient in combined-cycle, gas-turbine power plants. Moreover, the comparative remoteness of much of the resource base to established and emerging markets can make LNG a compelling processing and transportation alternative. Discussed here are the resource distribution and emerging market opportunities that can make LNG attractive for monetizing natural-gas reserves.

Brown, R.L. [Mobil Oil Corp., Fairfax, VA (United States); Clary, R. [Mobil Technology Co., Dallas, TX (United States)

1997-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program BWR High-Fluence Material Project: Assessment of the Role of High-Fluence on the Efficiency of HWC Mitigation on SCC Crack Growth Rates  

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As nuclear power plants age, the increasing neutron fluence experienced by stainless steels components affects the materials resistance to stress corrosion cracking and fracture toughness. The purpose of this report is to identify any new issues that are expected to rise as boiling water reactor power plants reach the end of their initial life and to propose a path forward to study such issues. It has been identified that the efficiency of hydrogen water chemistry mitigation technology may decrease as fluence increases for high-stress intensity factors. This report summarizes the data available to support this hypothesis and describes a program plan to determine the efficiency of hydrogen water chemistry as a function of the stress intensity factor applied and fluence. This program plan includes acquisition of irradiated materials, generation of material via irradiation in a test reactor, and description of the test plan. This plan offers three approaches, each with an estimated timetable and budget.

Sebastien Teysseyre

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Metal and Glass Manufacturers Reduce Costs by Increasing Energy...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Metal and Glass Manufacturers Reduce Costs by Increasing Energy Efficiency in Process Heating Systems Metal and Glass Manufacturers Reduce Costs by Increasing Energy Efficiency in...

143

Industrial Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation  

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increased use of biomass and energy efficiency improvements,Energy (EJ) Notes 1) Biomass energy included 2) Industrialenergy efficiency improvement, cogeneration, increased use of (self- generated) biomass

Worrell, Ernst

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Growth and development of GaInAsP for use in high-efficiency solar cells. Final subcontract report, 1 July 1991--30 December 1993  

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This report describes accomplishments during Phase 3 of this subcontract. The overall goals of the subcontract were (1) to develop the necessary technology to grow high-efficiency GaInAsP layers that are lattice-matched to GaAs and Ge; (2) to demonstrate highefficiency GaInAsP single-junction solar cells; and (3) to demonstrate GaInAsP/Ge cascade solar cells suitable for operation under concentrated (500X) sunlight. The major accomplishments during Phase 3 include (1) demonstrating a GaInAsP tunnel diode for use as an interconnect in the GaInAsP/Ge cascade cell, and (2) demonstrating a GaInAsP/Ge cascade cell. The development of the GaInAsP tunnel diode is a major accomplishment because it allows for the GaInAsP and Ge cells to be connected without optical losses for the bottom Ge cell, such as a Ge tunnel diode would cause. The GaInAsP/Ge cascade cell development is significant because of the demonstration of a cascade cell with a new materials system.

Sharps, P.R. [Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Chapter 17 - Energy-Efficient Telecommunications  

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Abstract For many years, the prime drivers behind advances in telecommunications have been the need for increased capacity and reduced cost. But recently, concerns about the rising energy use of telecommunications networks have brought the issue of energy efficiency into the mix, both for equipment vendors and for network operators. In this chapter, we provide an overview of energy consumption in telecommunications networks. We identify the key contributors to energy consumption and identify trends in the growth of energy consumption. We compare the performance of state-of-the-art equipment with theoretical lower bounds on energy consumption and point to opportunities for improving the energy efficiency of core metro and access networks. We show that there is potential for significant improvements in energy efficiency.

Daniel C. Kilper; Rodney S. Tucker

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Definition of Energy Efficiency  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Energy Users Energy Efficiency Page Energy Efficiency Definition Energy Users Energy Efficiency Page Energy Efficiency Definition Energy Efficiency: Definition Stairs) "Take the Stairs--Be More Energy Efficient" Person A interprets the sign as the "true" definition of energy efficiency. To Person A, the elevator is not being used. He is still getting to where he wants to go and using less energy in doing so. Person B considers the fact that she is not getting to where she is going with the same ease. She does not believe that she is being energy efficient, but instead she believes that she is "conserving energy" at a reduced level of service-she has to walk instead of ride. When it comes to trying to define "to be energy efficient" or "energy efficiency", there does not seem to be a single commonly-accepted definition of energy efficiency. Along the lines of Person B's thinking, it is generally thought that an increase in energy efficiency is when either energy inputs are reduced for a given level of service, or there are increased or enhanced services for a given amount of energy inputs.

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY RESEARCH POWERS  

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1 ENERGY EFFICIENCY RESEARCH POWERS THE FUTUREPIER CONTRIBUTES TO JOB GROWTH AND PRIVATE INVESTMENT.Partofthecreditforthese achievementsgoestoCalifornia'suniquePublicInterest EnergyResearch(PIER)Program. Overthepast40years,Californiansincreasedthesizeof their homes and added scores of new energy-using de- vices,fromlargerefrigerators,dishwashers,audioequip- ment

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Energy Efficiency Governance Energy Efficiency  

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countries through collective response to physical disruptions in oil supply and to advise member countries on sound energy policy. The IEA carries out a comprehensive programme of energy co-operation among 28 advanced economies, each of which is obliged to hold oil stocks equivalent to 90 days of its net imports. The Agency aims to: n Secure member countries ’ access to reliable and ample supplies of all forms of energy; in particular, through maintaining effective emergency response capabilities in case of oil supply disruptions. n Promote sustainable energy policies that spur economic growth and environmental protection in a global context – particularly in terms of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change. n Improve transparency of international markets through collection and analysis of energy data. n Support global collaboration on energy technology to secure future energy supplies and mitigate their environmental impact, including through improved energy efficiency and development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. © OECD/IEA, 2010 International Energy Agency 9 rue de la Fédération

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Access to affordable and reliable energy has been a cornerstone of the world's increasing prosperity and economic growth since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Our use of energy in the twenty-first century must also be  

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prosperity and economic growth since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Our use of energy to create the foundation for this new industrial revolution. The talk will also discuss policies public. F E A T U R I N G A New Industrial Revolution for a Sustainable Energy Future SCOB 228 · Friday

150

Energy Efficient Technologies  

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Energy Efficient Technologies Energy Efficient Technologies Energy efficient technologies are available now! Many of the vehicles currently on display in dealer showrooms boast new performance-enhancing, fuel-saving technologies that can save you money. Engine Technologies Transmission Technologies All Engine Technology Average Efficiency Increase Variable Valve Timing & Lift improve engine efficiency by optimizing the flow of fuel & air into the engine for various engine speeds. 5% Cylinder Deactivation saves fuel by deactivating cylinders when they are not needed. 7.5% Turbochargers & Superchargers increase engine power, allowing manufacturers to downsize engines without sacrificing performance or to increase performance without lowering fuel economy. 7.5% Integrated Starter/Generator (ISG) Systems automatically turn the engine on/off when the vehicle is stopped to reduce fuel consumed during idling. 8%

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Energy-Efficient Cloud Computing  

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......FI-90571 Oulu, Finland Energy efficiency is increasingly important...need to reduce green house gas emissions call...uni-passau.de Energy efficiency is increasingly important...need to reduce green house gas emissions call...research thrust on energy efficiency in the general area......

Andreas Berl; Erol Gelenbe; Marco Di Girolamo; Giovanni Giuliani; Hermann De Meer; Minh Quan Dang; Kostas Pentikousis

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TY RPRT T1 Alternative and Emerging Technologies for an Energy Efficient Water  

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Alternative and Emerging Technologies for an Energy Efficient Water Alternative and Emerging Technologies for an Energy Efficient Water Efficient and Low Pollution Textile Industry A1 Ali Hasanbeigi KW energy efficient KW Low Emissions amp Efficient Industry KW textile industry AB p Emerging energy efficiency greenhouse gas GHG and pollution mitigation technologies will be crucial for the textile industry as it responds to population and economic growth that is expected to spur a rapid increase in textile consumption over the coming decades and a corresponding increase in the industry s absolute energy use and GHG and other pollutant emissions This report gives an overview of textile industry processes and compiles available information on the energy savings environmental and other benefits costs commercialization status and references for

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Energy Efficient Electric Motors BY OSCAR BRANDSER Improvements in  

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three-phase induction motors present a strong opportunity to reduce plant operating costs. Iff iciency Gap: Motors account for as much as 90 percent of the total electrical usage in commercial and industrial applications. Even small improvements in motor efficiency result in substantial energy savings. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1992 E lectric motors are among the most energy efficient devices man has ever created. Today, more efficient electric motors are available than ever before. Simple economics will justify investing in energy efficient motors for most commercial and industrial applications. Energy costs are on the rise and conservation practices- such as the use of energy efficient motors-will help control future energy costs. Conservation practices can help slow down electric load growth and offset the need to add generation capacity. Conservation can help improve productivity by using resources more efficiently and will also help to keep electric costs low. This is an age of increasing costs of electricity due mainly to higher demands for a limited resource and increasingly higher capital costs of new power plants. These and other factors have encouraged many utilities to develop conservation programs and increase energy efficiency awareness among their customers. Required generation capacity will be greater than available capacity in the U.S. by the Year 2000, according to some projections, without conservation and elec-

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154

Powerpedia - Using Technology to Increase Transparency | Department...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

a Department-wide wiki, Powerpedia, in early 2010 to help facilitate knowledge capture, collaboration, and increased efficiency. Leveraging many of the lessons learned from...

155

Optimization of Water Use Efficiency Through Trickle Irrigation and the Stress Day Index  

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by water deficits occurring during the boot-to-bloom growth period. Water use efficiency was increased when water deficits were carefully managed by applying small, frequent applications of water and avoiding large deficits during the boot-to-bloom period...

Wilke, O.C.; Hiler, E. A.

156

Energy Policy, Volume 38: Issue 11. November 2010 Overview of Current Energy Efficiency Policies in China  

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, the period 2002-2005 saw energy use per unit of GDP increase an average of 3.8% per year. To stem this out to significantly limit energy demand growth through aggressive energy efficiency programs. Energy use per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) declined by approximately 5% per year during this period. However

157

Efficiency of Fish Propulsion  

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It is shown that the system efficiency of a self-propelled flexible body is ill-defined unless one considers the concept of quasi-propulsive efficiency, defined as the ratio of the power needed to tow a body in rigid-straight condition over the power it needs for self-propulsion, both measured for the same speed. Through examples we show that the quasi-propulsive efficiency is the only rational non-dimensional metric of the propulsive fitness of fish and fish-like mechanisms. Using two-dimensional viscous simulations and the concept of quasi-propulsive efficiency, we discuss the efficiency two-dimensional undulating foils. We show that low efficiencies, due to adverse body-propulsor hydrodynamic interactions, cannot be accounted for by the increase in friction drag.

Maertens, A P; Yue, D K P

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Secretary Chu Announces $47 Million to Improve Efficiency in Information  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Secretary Chu Announces $47 Million to Improve Efficiency in Secretary Chu Announces $47 Million to Improve Efficiency in Information Technology and Communications Sectors Secretary Chu Announces $47 Million to Improve Efficiency in Information Technology and Communications Sectors January 6, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is awarding $47 million for 14 projects across the country to support the development of new technologies that can improve energy efficiency in the information technology (IT) and communication technology sectors. The data processing, data storage, and telecommunications industries are a crucial part of the American information economy. The rapid growth of these industries has led to an increase in electricity use, but improvements in the sector's energy

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Secretary Chu Announces $47 Million to Improve Efficiency in Information  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7 Million to Improve Efficiency in 7 Million to Improve Efficiency in Information Technology and Communications Sectors Secretary Chu Announces $47 Million to Improve Efficiency in Information Technology and Communications Sectors January 6, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is awarding $47 million for 14 projects across the country to support the development of new technologies that can improve energy efficiency in the information technology (IT) and communication technology sectors. The data processing, data storage, and telecommunications industries are a crucial part of the American information economy. The rapid growth of these industries has led to an increase in electricity use, but improvements in the sector's energy

160

Eyeball Growth  

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Eyeball Growth Eyeball Growth Name: Jade Hawk Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: Okay, I know I'm supposed to be able to answer questions here, but a friend who teaches grades 7 & 8 general science wants to know if the human eyeball is fully grown at birth. I checked my references, which are rather limited when it comes to human physiology, and found nothing. Can anyone help? Replies: The eye will still develop in size, pigmentation, and neurologically but I don't have the details here at hand. A kitten is born with eyes even more immature than human babies. Besides having sealed eyes that take about a week to open, they have retinas that a avascularized and need to undergo neovascularization to properly nourish and oxygenate the tissue. We have used the kitten to study retinopathy of prematurity, a condition caused in part by increased inspired oxygen. The kitten is also used in the study of diabetic retinopathy which a I think is the leading cause of blindness in the US. Look up publications by Dale Phelps, MD.

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Energy efficiency improvements in Chinese compressed air systems  

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Air Systems, Paper #071 Energy efficiency improvements into increase industrial energy efficiency. As a result, morein use. Over time, energy efficiency decreases and the cost

McKane, Aimee; Li, Li; Li, Yuqi; Taranto, T.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home Energy Efficiency Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home Energy Efficiency October 31, 2013 - 5:01pm Addthis The Intermountain Weatherization Training Center in Clearfield, Utah. Weatherization Training Centers throughout the nation teach workers valuable skills needed to improve energy efficiency of homes. | Photo courtesy of Intermountain Weatherization Training Center The Intermountain Weatherization Training Center in Clearfield, Utah. Weatherization Training Centers throughout the nation teach workers valuable skills needed to improve energy efficiency of homes. | Photo courtesy of Intermountain Weatherization Training Center Bob Adams Supervisor, Weatherization Assistance Program

163

High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells  

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Conversion efficiency has emerged as an important contributor to further reducing photovoltaic system cost. This presentation will discuss the various improvements that have increased...

Swanson, Richard

164

Energy Efficiency and Electric Utilities  

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The report is an overview of electric energy efficiency programs. It takes a concise look at what states are doing to encourage energy efficiency and how it impacts electric utilities. Energy efficiency programs began to be offered by utilities as a response to the energy crises of the 1970s. These regulatory-driven programs peaked in the early-1990s and then tapered off as deregulation took hold. Today, rising electricity prices, environmental concerns, and national security issues have renewed interest in increasing energy efficiency as an alternative to additional supply. In response, new methods for administering, managing, and delivering energy efficiency programs are being implemented. Topics covered in the report include: Analysis of the benefits of energy efficiency and key methods for achieving energy efficiency; evaluation of the business drivers spurring increased energy efficiency; Discussion of the major barriers to expanding energy efficiency programs; evaluation of the economic impacts of energy efficiency; discussion of the history of electric utility energy efficiency efforts; analysis of the impact of energy efficiency on utility profits and methods for protecting profitability; Discussion of non-utility management of energy efficiency programs; evaluation of major methods to spur energy efficiency - systems benefit charges, resource planning, and resource standards; and, analysis of the alternatives for encouraging customer participation in energy efficiency programs.

NONE

2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

165

Secretary Bodman Announces $34.6 Million to Fund State Energy Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

34.6 Million to Fund State Energy 34.6 Million to Fund State Energy Efficiency Priorities Across the Country & Touts Strong Economic Growth Secretary Bodman Announces $34.6 Million to Fund State Energy Efficiency Priorities Across the Country & Touts Strong Economic Growth June 2, 2006 - 2:10pm Addthis STORRS, CT - Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award a total of $34.6 million to states, five territories and the District of Columbia to improve energy efficiency throughout the nation. The funding, from DOE's State Energy Program (SEP), can provide significant savings for consumers, businesses and states to increase energy efficiency of homes and buildings. "One of the biggest sources of energy we have in this country is the energy

166

Energy Efficiency in Chilling Plants  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Energy Efficiency in Chilling Plants Xin Wang????PhD. CandidateBuilding Energy Research Centre, Tsinghua University2006.10.11 2 Index ? Improve COP of chillers ? Increase load ratio? Decrease cooling water temperature? Increase chilled water...

Wang, X.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

A Survey of Methods for Analyzing and Improving GPU Energy Efficiency  

SciTech Connect

Recent years have witnessed a phenomenal growth in the computational capabilities and applications of GPUs. However, this trend has also led to dramatic increase in their power consumption. This paper surveys research works on analyzing and improving energy efficiency of GPUs. It also provides a classification of these techniques on the basis of their main research idea. Further, it attempts to synthesize research works which compare energy efficiency of GPUs with other computing systems, e.g. FPGAs and CPUs. The aim of this survey is to provide researchers with knowledge of state-of-the-art in GPU power management and motivate them to architect highly energy-efficient GPUs of tomorrow.

Mittal, Sparsh [ORNL; Vetter, Jeffrey S [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Absolute quantum cutting efficiency of Tb{sup 3+}-Yb{sup 3+} co-doped glass  

SciTech Connect

The absolute quantum cutting efficiency of Tb{sup 3+}-Yb{sup 3+} co-doped glass was quantitatively measured by an integrating sphere detection system, which is independent of the excitation power. As the Yb{sup 3+} concentration increases, the near infrared quantum efficiency exhibited an exponential growth with an upper limit of 13.5%, but the visible light efficiency was reduced rapidly. As a result, the total quantum efficiency monotonically decreases rather than increases as theory predicted. In fact, the absolute quantum efficiency was far less than the theoretical value due to the low radiative efficiency of Tb{sup 3+} (<61%) and significant cross-relaxation nonradiative loss between Yb{sup 3+} ions.

Duan, Qianqian [Condensed Matter Science and Technology Institute, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Qin, Feng; Zhang, Zhiguo, E-mail: zhangzhiguo@hit.edu.cn [Condensed Matter Science and Technology Institute, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Laboratory of Sono- and Photo-theranostic Technologies, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Zhao, Hua, E-mail: zhaoh@hit.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Cao, Wenwu, E-mail: dzk@psu.edu [Condensed Matter Science and Technology Institute, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Laboratory of Sono- and Photo-theranostic Technologies, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States)

2013-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

169

Japan's Residential Energy Demand Outlook to 2030 Considering Energy Efficiency Standards"Top-Runner Approach"  

SciTech Connect

As one of the measures to achieve the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions agreed to in the"Kyoto Protocol," an institutional scheme for determining energy efficiency standards for energy-consuming appliances, called the"Top-Runner Approach," was developed by the Japanese government. Its goal is to strengthen the legal underpinnings of various energy conservation measures. Particularly in Japan's residential sector, where energy demand has grown vigorously so far, this efficiency standard is expected to play a key role in mitigating both energy demand growth and the associated CO2 emissions. This paper presents an outlook of Japan's residential energy demand, developed by a stochastic econometric model for the purpose of analyzing the impacts of the Japan's energy efficiency standards, as well as the future stochastic behavior of income growth, demography, energy prices, and climate on the future energy demand growth to 2030. In this analysis, we attempt to explicitly take into consideration more than 30 kinds of electricity uses, heating, cooling and hot water appliances in order to comprehensively capture the progress of energy efficiency in residential energy end-use equipment. Since electricity demand, is projected to exhibit astonishing growth in Japan's residential sector due to universal increasing ownership of electric and other appliances, it is important to implement an elaborate efficiency standards policy for these appliances.

Lacommare, Kristina S H; Komiyama, Ryoichi; Marnay, Chris

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

170

NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. 22nd NREL Industry Growth Forum  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Storage Geothermal Grid Hydrogen/ Fuel Cell Lighting Nuclear Other Solar Wave/ Ocean Wind $56 Efficiency Energy Storage Geothermal Grid Hydrogen/ Fuel Cell Lighting Nuclear Other Solar Wave/ Ocean WindNREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency

171

Retro-Commissioning Increases Data Center Efficiency at Low Cost  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Achieved at SRS Basic Retro-Cx: 1. Eliminated electric reheat. 2. Turned off humidification devices. 3. Tuned floor tile airflow. 4. Turned off three CRAC units. Total estimated savings ≅ 1,400,000 kWh/year Retro-Cx cost at SRS: Engineering consultant: preliminary, on-site, and follow-up work including data measurements and retrieval. SRS on-site facilities personnel and engineering support. Total estimated cost ≅ $25,000 Simple Payback at SRS: Estimated, at $0.045/kWh = 2.5 months. taken in the SRS program addressed retro-commissioning. Retro-Commissioning In general, retro-commissioning (Retro- Cx) is a systematic, documented process

172

Effective Fouling Minimization Increases the Efficiency and Productivity of Refineries  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This factsheet details a project to improve operating procedures, including physical and chemical methods and the use of high-temperature coatings, to allow refineries to operate equipment below threshold fouling conditions and use the most effective minimization techniques.

173

Decentralizing police detectives: Increasing efficiency of property crime investigations.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Beginning in November, 2007, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department implemented organizational changes to the Financial/Property Crimes Bureau by decentralizing all property crime detectives. Although… (more)

Zeh, Jon M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Optimizing Production of Hydroquinone Achieves Increased Yield and Energy Efficiency  

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definition ? Risk assessment ? In order to move past the cultural barriers, a detailed risk assessment was essential for stakeholder buy-in. ? The Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) tool was used to document and evaluate potential risks.... ? Reliable supply at high level of p-DIPB ? Peroxides degradation at higher temperatures ? Inventory management ? Labor ? operations and packaging (contractors) ? FMEA promoted understanding of the risks. Project definition ? Risk management ? Performed...

Gross, S.

175

California: Energy-Efficient Glass Saves Energy Costs, Increases...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

View Inc. was able to demonstrate this technology on a much larger scale, laying a foundation for use in future building design. View's window designs are decreasing energy costs...

176

Gas Turbines Increase the Energy Efficiency of Industrial Processes  

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clean fuel gas for the gas turbine is produced by gasification of coal, are presented. Waste heat from the gasifier and the gas turbine exhaust is converted to high pressure steam for steam turbines. Gas turbines may find application in other industrial...

Banchik, I. N.; Bohannan, W. R.; Stork, K.; McGovern, L. J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

NREL Works to Increase Electric Vehicle Efficiency Through Enhanced...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are providing new insight into how heating and cooling systems affect the distance that electric vehicles can travel on a single...

178

Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

In 2014, EERE’s Federal Energy Management Program issued a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance for new and retrofitted federal buildings that are certified by private...

179

EFFICIENCY MAINE DIRECT INSTALLS INCREASE UPGRADE PACE | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

insurance coverage concordant with program terms and conditions; and submit a signed Registered Vendor Agreement form. Homeowners could use the "Advisor locator" tool on...

180

Increase Natural Gas Energy Efficiency | OpenEI Community  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Features > Groups Content Group Activity By term Q & A Feeds Content type Blog entry Discussion Document Event Poll Question Keywords Author Apply There is no matching...

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Increase Natural Gas Energy Efficiency | OpenEI Community  

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Groups Content Group Activity By term Q & A Feeds Share your own status updates, and follow the updates & activities of others by creating your own account. Or, remember to log in...

182

Optimizing Blast Furnace Operation to Increase Efficiency and...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

process in the U.S. A major advance in BF ironmaking has been the use of pulverized coal which partially replaces metallurgi- cal coke. This results in substantial improvement...

183

Retro-Commissioning Increases Data Center Efficiency at Low Cost  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Achieved at SRS Basic Retro-Cx: 1. Eliminated electric reheat. 2. Turned off humidification devices. 3. Tuned floor tile airflow. 4. Turned off three CRAC units. Total estimated savings ≅ 1,400,000 kWh/year Retro-Cx cost at SRS: Engineering consultant: preliminary, on-site, and follow-up work including data measurements and retrieval. SRS on-site facilities personnel and engineering support. Total estimated cost ≅ $25,000 Simple Payback at SRS: Estimated, at $0.045/kWh = 2.5 months. taken in the SRS program addressed retro-commissioning. Retro-Commissioning In general, retro-commissioning (Retro- Cx) is a systematic, documented process

184

Strategies for Low Carbon Growth In India: Industry and Non Residential  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Strategies for Low Carbon Growth In India: Industry and Non Residential Strategies for Low Carbon Growth In India: Industry and Non Residential Sectors Title Strategies for Low Carbon Growth In India: Industry and Non Residential Sectors Publication Type Report Refereed Designation Unknown LBNL Report Number LBNL-4557E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Sathaye, Jayant A., Stephane Rue de la du Can, Maithili Iyer, Michael A. McNeil, Klaas Jan Kramer, Joyashree Roy, Moumita Roy, and Shreya Roy Chowdhury Date Published 5/2011 Publisher LBNL Keywords Buildings Energy Efficiency, CO2 Accounting Methodology, CO2 mitigation, Demand Side Management, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas (ghg), india, industrial energy efficiency, industrial sector, Low Carbon Growth, Low Growth, Non Residential Abstract This report analyzed the potential for increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the non-residential building and the industrial sectors in India. The first two sections describe the research and analyses supporting the establishment of baseline energy consumption using a bottom up approach for the non residential sector and for the industry sector respectively. The third section covers the explanation of a modeling framework where GHG emissions are projected according to a baseline scenario and alternative scenarios that account for the implementation of cleaner technology.

185

E-Print Network 3.0 - allogeneic growth plate Sample Search Results  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Summary: increasing during the early stages of colonial growth after larval settlement. Parents repressed the growth... may engage in competitive over- growth (Jackson 1977) or...

186

Original article Growth dynamics, transpiration and water-use  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Original article Growth dynamics, transpiration and water-use efficiency in Quercus robur plants. Transpiration efficiency (W = biomass accumulation/plant water use) was improved by 47% by the elevated [CO2 by theory. elevated CO2 / growth / leaf gas exchange / water-use efficiency / carbon isotope discrimination

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

187

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

efficiency · Double renewable energy · One million plug-in hybrid cars generation by 2012Presidentialon sustainable biofuels and infrastructure · Increase fuel economy standards Environmental · Implement an economy infrastructure · creating high-skilled jobs in emerging technical fields Th k bj ti i t k f l ll titi ithThe key

188

From energy efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

energy efficiency energy efficiency upgrades to light-rail projects, clean energy and clean transportation continue to create jobs and drive economic growth. By tracking job announcements from companies, elected officials, the media, and elsewhere, Environmental Entrepreneurs' (E2's) jobs reports show how and where clean energy works in the United States. For more details, including state-by-state breakdowns and more clean energy jobs stories, visit www.cleanenergyworksforus.org. For more information, please contact Bob Keefe, communications director, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) at bkeefe@e2.org or 202.289.2373. The Independent Business Voice for the Environment CLEAN ENERGY WORKS FOR US: 2013 Second Quarter Clean Energy/ Clean Transportation Jobs Report 2013 SECOND-QUARTER SNAPSHOT

189

Energy Efficiency and Energy Policy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Efficiency and Energy Policy David E. Claridge, Director Energy Systems Laboratory November 19, 2014 ESL-KT-14-11-17 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 50 Years of Automobile Improvements ? 1960s...: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Impact of Auto/Truck Efficiency Increases ? Autos/light trucks used energy = Energy Imports in 2012 ? AUTO/TRUCK EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS have CUT U.S. ENERGY IMPORTS IN HALF ESL...

Claridge, D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

ACADEMIC EFFICIENCY  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...efficiency expert begins his operations in a factory his first...of learning, it is safe to say that an appalling...10) Standardized operations. (11) Written standard...what extent they are in operation. Suppose that the Carnegie...involv-ing " a gross and fundamental error. " But it would...

William Kent

1912-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

191

Potentials and policy implications of energy and material efficiency improvement  

SciTech Connect

There is a growing awareness of the serious problems associated with the provision of sufficient energy to meet human needs and to fuel economic growth world-wide. This has pointed to the need for energy and material efficiency, which would reduce air, water and thermal pollution, as well as waste production. Increasing energy and material efficiency also have the benefits of increased employment, improved balance of imports and exports, increased security of energy supply, and adopting environmentally advantageous energy supply. A large potential exists for energy savings through energy and material efficiency improvements. Technologies are not now, nor will they be, in the foreseeable future, the limiting factors with regard to continuing energy efficiency improvements. There are serious barriers to energy efficiency improvement, including unwillingness to invest, lack of available and accessible information, economic disincentives and organizational barriers. A wide range of policy instruments, as well as innovative approaches have been tried in some countries in order to achieve the desired energy efficiency approaches. These include: regulation and guidelines; economic instruments and incentives; voluntary agreements and actions, information, education and training; and research, development and demonstration. An area that requires particular attention is that of improved international co-operation to develop policy instruments and technologies to meet the needs of developing countries. Material efficiency has not received the attention that it deserves. Consequently, there is a dearth of data on the qualities and quantities for final consumption, thus, making it difficult to formulate policies. Available data, however, suggest that there is a large potential for improved use of many materials in industrialized countries.

Worrell, Ernst; Levine, Mark; Price, Lynn; Martin, Nathan; van den Broek, Richard; Block, Kornelis

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Electric motor systems in developing countries: Opportunities for efficiency improvement  

SciTech Connect

This report presents an overview of the current status and efficiency improvement potential of industrial motor systems in developing countries. Better management of electric motor systems is of particular relevance in developing countries, where improved efficiency can lead to increased productivity and slower growth in electricity demand. Motor systems currently consume some 65--80% of the industrial electricity in developing countries. Drawing on studies from Thailand, India, Brazil, China, Pakistan, and Costa Rica, we describe potential efficiency gains in various parts of the motor system, from the electricity delivery system through the motor to the point where useful work is performed. We report evidence of a significant electricity conservation potential. Most of the efficiency improvement methods we examine are very cost-effective from a societal viewpoint, but are generally not implemented due to various barriers that deter their adoption. Drawing on experiences in North America, we discuss a range of policies to overcome these barriers, including education, training, minimum efficiency standards, motor efficiency testing protocols, technical assistance programs, and financial incentives.

Meyers, S.; Monahan, P.; Lewis, P.; Greenberg, S. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Nadel, S. [American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington, DC (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Energy Efficient Buildings Hub This model of a renovated historic building-Building 661-in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility's renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. The U.S. Department of Energy created the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to promote regional job creation and economic growth while also improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. Established in 2011, the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub seeks to demonstrate how innovating technologies can help building owners and operators can save money by adopting energy efficient technologies and

194

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Henry C. Foley Henry C. Foley April 3, 2013 Presentation at the U.S. DOE Building Technologies Office Peer Review Meeting Purpose and Objectives * Problem Statement - Building energy efficiency has not increased in recent decades compared to other sectors especially transportation - Building component technologies have become more energy efficient but buildings as a whole have not * Impact of Project - A 20% reduction in commercial building energy use could save the nation four quads of energy annually * Project Focus - This is more than a technological challenge; the technology needed to achieve a 10% reduction in building energy use exists - The Hub approach is to comprehensively and systematically address

195

Analysis of the Chinese Market for Building Energy Efficiency  

SciTech Connect

China will account for about half of the new construction globally in the coming decade. Its floorspace doubled from 1996 to 2011, and Chinese rural buildings alone have as much floorspace as all of U.S. residential buildings. Building energy consumption has also grown, increasing by over 40% since 1990. To curb building energy demand, the Chinese government has launched a series of policies and programs. Combined, this growth in buildings and renovations, along with the policies to promote green buildings, are creating a large market for energy efficiency products and services. This report assesses the impact of China’s policies on building energy efficiency and on the market for energy efficiency in the future. The first chapter of this report introduces the trends in China, drawing on both historical analysis, and detailed modeling of the drivers behind changes in floorspace and building energy demand such as economic and population growth, urbanization, policy. The analysis describes the trends by region, building type and energy service. The second chapter discusses China’s policies to promote green buildings. China began developing building energy codes in the 1980s. Over time, the central government has increased the stringency of the code requirements and the extent of enforcement. The codes are mandatory in all new buildings and major renovations in China’s cities, and they have been a driving force behind the expansion of China’s markets for insulation, efficient windows, and other green building materials. China also has several other important policies to encourage efficient buildings, including the Three-Star Rating System (somewhat akin to LEED), financial incentives tied to efficiency, appliance standards, a phasing out of incandescent bulbs and promotion of efficient lighting, and several policies to encourage retrofits in existing buildings. In the third chapter, we take “deep dives” into the trends affecting key building components. This chapter examines insulation in walls and roofs; efficient windows and doors; heating, air conditioning and controls; and lighting. These markets have seen significant growth because of the strength of the construction sector but also the specific policies that require and promote efficient building components. At the same time, as requirements have become more stringent, there has been fierce competition, and quality has at time suffered, which in turn has created additional challenges. Next we examine existing buildings in chapter four. China has many Soviet-style, inefficient buildings built before stringent requirements for efficiency were more widely enforced. As a result, there are several specific market opportunities related to retrofits. These fall into two or three categories. First, China now has a code for retrofitting residential buildings in the north. Local governments have targets of the number of buildings they must retrofit each year, and they help finance the changes. The requirements focus on insulation, windows, and heat distribution. Second, the Chinese government recently decided to increase the scale of its retrofits of government and state-owned buildings. It hopes to achieve large scale changes through energy service contracts, which creates an opportunity for energy service companies. Third, there is also a small but growing trend to apply energy service contracts to large commercial and residential buildings. This report assesses the impacts of China’s policies on building energy efficiency. By examining the existing literature and interviewing stakeholders from the public, academic, and private sectors, the report seeks to offer an in-depth insights of the opportunities and barriers for major market segments related to building energy efficiency. The report also discusses trends in building energy use, policies promoting building energy efficiency, and energy performance contracting for public building retrofits.

Yu, Sha; Evans, Meredydd; Shi, Qing

2014-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

196

Perspectives on Energy Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2 2 nd U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum Dr. Arun Majumdar Director Advanced Research Projects Agency- Energy U.S. Department of Energy May 6, 2011 Berkeley, California Perspectives on Energy Efficiency 2 | U.S. Department of Energy energy.gov Policy Framework R&D - Advance innovative technologies for appliances, equipment, and products - Integrated buildings approaches Market Priming - Pull new products, practices and services into market faster at scale - Technical support to ENERGY STAR / new higher tier Codes & Standards - Leverage market priming and advanced technologies - Broaden coverage and update frequently to capture savings opportunities Increasing Energy Efficiency (Metrics) Number of Unit Sales At least $23B net benefits Over 3.5 quads saved annually Over 2

197

The Role of Emerging Technologies in Improving Energy Efficiency: Examples from the Food Processing Industry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

technologies Conventional ammonia-based refrigeration systems Production growth through 2020 1%/year Specific energy consumption of base technologies (delivered) 0.008 kWh/lb. (electricity) Regional weighted average fossil fuel intensity of electricity... consumption and improve productivity by increasing the energy efficiency of industrial processes and systems. Therefore, the adoption of such technologies is important because they enable manufacturing plants to become both more competitive and productive...

Lung, R. B.; Masanet, E.; McKane, A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

The Construction Strategies of Public Rental Housing Based on Energy Efficiency Mechanism  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Energy Efficiency is the indispensable investment factor in the social economic growth. As a macroscopic direction to evaluate the energy effect, the energy efficiency mechanism is integrating into the actual operation of our urban development gradually ... Keywords: energy efficiency mechanism, Public Rental Housing, existed residential renewal, social energy efficiency, economic energy efficiency, environmental energy efficiency, Construction strategy

Xu Yuhui; Lv Yanke

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Energy Efficiency Project Development  

SciTech Connect

The International Utility Efficiency Partnerships, Inc. (IUEP) has been a leader among the industry groups that have supported voluntary initiatives to promote international energy efficiency projects and address global climate change. The IUEP maintains its leadership by both supporting international greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction projects under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and by partnering with U.S. and international organizations to develop and implement strategies and specific energy efficiency projects. The goals of the IUEP program are to (1) provide a way for U.S. industry to maintain a leadership role in international energy efficiency infrastructure projects; (2) identify international energy project development opportunities to continue its leadership in supporting voluntary market-based mechanisms to reduce GHG emissions; and (3) demonstrate private sector commitment to voluntary approaches to global climate issues. The IUEP is dedicated to identifying, promoting, managing, and assisting in the registration of international energy efficiency projects that result in demonstrated voluntary reductions of GHG emissions. This Final Technical Report summarizes the IUEP's work in identifying, promoting, managing, and assisting in development of these projects and IUEP's effort in creating international cooperative partnerships to support project development activities that develop and deploy technologies that (1) increase efficiency in the production, delivery and use of energy; (2) increase the use of cleaner, low-carbon fuels in processing products; and (3) capture/sequester carbon gases from energy systems. Through international cooperative efforts, the IUEP intends to strengthen partnerships for energy technology innovation and demonstration projects capable of providing cleaner energy in a cost-effective manner. As detailed in this report, the IUEP met program objectives and goals during the reporting period January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2002. At the request of the DOE, we have also included in this report additional activities during the reporting period January, 1999 through January, 2001. This additional information had been reported earlier in the Final Technical Reports that summarized activities undertaken in those earlier periods.

IUEP

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Strategies for Low Carbon Growth In India: Industry and Non Residential Sectors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

report analyzed the potential for increasing energy efficiencyreport analyzed the potential for increasing energy efficiency

Sathaye, Jayant

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency -- Home Page  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. Home >Energy Users EEnergy Efficiency Page Energy-Efficiency Measurement MEASUREMENT DISCUSSION: Measures and Policy Issues Energy Intensity as a Common Surrogate for Energy Efficiency Indices as a Measure of Relative Changes Market-Basket Comprehensive Factorial Decomposition Divisia Index OTHER MEASUREMENT APPROACHES: Best Practice MEASUREMENT ISSUES : Site Energy Versus Primary Energy Physical Versus Economic Units picture of line graph on stand Energy Efficiency Measurement Discussion The development of energy-efficiency indictors, for any country, is limited by the availability of data. Data are limited for several reasons. As the amount of data collected increases so do the costs of collecting, processing, and analyzing the data. The configuration of certain technologies and processes can also limit the possibility of obtaining microdata. As an example, in the manufacturing sector, some motors are encased in such a way that it is impossible to collect data on the motor unless records have been maintained for the motor. This leads to another reason data are limited--respondent burden. Care has to be taken so that surveys are not so long that participation is discouraged or inaccurate answers are given due to the difficulty and time it takes to obtain the data.

202

Central Georgia EMC- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Central Georgia Electric Member Corporation (CGEMC) offers rebates for residential customers to increase the energy efficiency of existing homes or to build new energy efficient homes. This year,...

203

Coast Electric Power Association- Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Coast Electric Power Association provides incentives for commercial customers to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities. Rebates are provided for new or replacement energy efficient...

204

NEI Corporation Technology Promotes Efficiency in Heat Exchangers...  

Office of Science (SC) Website

More Information January 2013 NEI Corporation Technology Promotes Efficiency in Heat Exchangers NEI's SuperCondenser(tm) technology increases the energy efficiency of a...

205

Building Technologies Office: Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Efficient Buildings Hub Efficient Buildings Hub This model of a renovated historic building-Building 661-in Philadelphia will house the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The facility's renovation will serve as a best practices model for commercial building design, historic adaptive re-use, and energy efficiency innovation through continuous retrofit. The U.S. Department of Energy created the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to promote regional job creation and economic growth while also improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. Established in 2011, the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub seeks to demonstrate how innovating technologies can help building owners and operators can save money by adopting energy efficient technologies and techniques. The goal is to enable the nation to cut energy use in the commercial buildings sector by 20% by 2020.

206

Advanced properties of extended plasmas for efficient high-order harmonic generation  

SciTech Connect

We demonstrate the advanced properties of extended plasma plumes (5?mm) for efficient harmonic generation of laser radiation compared with the short lengths of plasmas (?0.3–0.5?mm) used in previous studies. The harmonic conversion efficiency quadratically increased with the growth of plasma length. The studies of this process along the whole extreme ultraviolet range using the long plasma jets produced on various metal surfaces, particularly including the resonance-enhanced laser frequency conversion and two-color pump, are presented. Such plasmas could be used for the quasi-phase matching experiments by proper modulation of the spatial characteristics of extended ablating area and formation of separated plasma jets.

Ganeev, R. A. [Ophthalmology and Advanced Laser Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Saitama 350-0495 (Japan) [Ophthalmology and Advanced Laser Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Saitama 350-0495 (Japan); Physics Department, Voronezh State University, Voronezh 394006 (Russian Federation); Suzuki, M.; Kuroda, H. [Ophthalmology and Advanced Laser Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Saitama 350-0495 (Japan)] [Ophthalmology and Advanced Laser Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Saitama 350-0495 (Japan)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

207

Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pump Systems Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency and Bottom-Line Savings Host this one-day course to help participants learn how to identify and reduce hidden operation and energy costs. Participants will: * Identify energy savings * Increase profitability * Increase reliability * Earn seven PDH credits Attendees of the "Pump Systems Optimization" one-day course will gain valuable new skills to help them improve centrifugal pump system efficiency to reduce energy and operating costs while earning seven professional development hour (PDH) credits from the Hydraulic Institute. Topics covered include:* * Why Efficient Pump Systems Are Important

208

Annual World Oil Demand Growth  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6 6 Notes: Following relatively small increases of 1.3 million barrels per day in 1999 and 0.9 million barrels per day in 2000, EIA is estimating world demand may grow by 1.6 million barrels per day in 2001. Of this increase, about 3/5 comes from non-OECD countries, while U.S. oil demand growth represents more than half of the growth projected in OECD countries. Demand in Asia grew steadily during most of the 1990s, with 1991-1997 average growth per year at just above 0.8 million barrels per day. However, in 1998, demand dropped by 0.3 million barrels per day as a result of the Asian economic crisis that year. Since 1998, annual growth in oil demand has rebounded, but has not yet reached the average growth seen during 1991-1997. In the Former Soviet Union, oil demand plummeted during most of the

209

Resources on Water Efficiency | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Water Efficiency » Resources on Water Efficiency Water Efficiency » Resources on Water Efficiency Resources on Water Efficiency October 8, 2013 - 10:03am Addthis Many helpful resources about water efficiency are available. Also see Contacts. Federal Resources Reverse Osmosis Optimization Technology Evaluation: -This FEMP technology evaluation assesses techniques for optimizing reverse osmosis systems to increase system performance and water efficiency. Side Stream Filtration for Cooling Towers (Full Report): Comprehensive document assessing side stream filtration options for cooling towers, with an objective to assess key attributes that optimize energy and water savings along with providing information on specific technology and implementation options. Technical Evaluation of Side Stream Filtration for Cooling Towers (Fact

210

Internal Behaviour Change Programs and Increasing Energy Effciency Webcast  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This presentation, given through the DOE's Technical Assitance Program (TAP), addresses Internal Behaviour Change Programs and Increasing Energy Efficiency. Presented on August 25, 2011.

211

Staging laser plasma accelerators for increased beam energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Staging Laser Plasma Accelerators for Increased Beam EnergyStaging laser plasma accelerators is an efficient way ofcompact laser-plasma accelerators to generate particle

Panasenko, Dmitriy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Increasing biomass in Amazonian forest plots  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Malhi and O. L. Phillips Increasing biomass in Amazonian forest plots Timothy R...by Phillips et al. of changes in the biomass of permanent sample plots in Amazonian...Therefore we present a new analysis of biomass change in old-growth Amazonian forest...

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Environmental deterioration increases tadpole vulnerability to predation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...These adjustments come at a cost by taking energy away from activities such as somatic growth...and necessitating a reallocation of energy to meet increased osmoregulatory demands...NLWRANational land and water resources audit. In Land and Water Resources Australia...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Efficient Polymer Solar Cells - Energy Innovation Portal  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Laboratory researchers have developed a process for producing more efficient polymer solar cells by increasing light absorption through a thin and uniform light-absorbing...

215

Digital electronic bone growth stimulator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to the electrical treatment of biological tissue. In particular, the present invention discloses a device that produces discrete electrical pulse trains for treating osteoporosis and accelerating bone growth. According to its major aspects and broadly stated, the present invention consists of an electrical circuit configuration capable of generating Bassett-type waveforms shown with alternative signals provide for the treatment of either fractured bones or osteoporosis. The signal generator comprises a quartz clock, an oscillator circuit, a binary divider chain, and a plurality of simple, digital logic gates. Signals are delivered efficiently, with little or no distortion, and uniformly distributed throughout the area of injury. Perferably, power is furnished by widely available and inexpensive radio batteries, needing replacement only once in several days. The present invention can be affixed to a medical cast without a great increase in either weight or bulk. Also, the disclosed stimulator can be used to treat osteoporosis or to strengthen a healing bone after the cast has been removed by attaching the device to the patient`s skin or clothing.

Kronberg, J.W.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Bioclimatology Water deficits during reproductive growth  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the deficiency was removed. Total water used efficiency (TWUE), as dry matter: water use (DM:WU) and water use efficiency (WUE); as seed yield: water use (SY:WU), were significantly higher for the second year. A timeBioclimatology Water deficits during reproductive growth of soybeans. II. Water use and water

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

217

More efficient household electricity use  

SciTech Connect

The energy efficiency of electric appliances has increased markedly in OECD countries, according to data provided by utilities, appliance associations, appliance manufacturers, and independent analyses of each country we reviewed (US, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Japan, Germany, UK). These improvements have, in part, offset increases in electricity demand due to increasing saturation of appliances. However, we see evidence that the efficiency of new devices has hit a temporary plateau: Appliances sold in 1988, while far more efficient than similar ones sold in the early 1970s, may not be significantly more efficient than those sold in 1987. The reason for this plateau, according to manufacturers we interviewed, is that the simple energy-saving features have been incorporated; more sophisticated efficiency improvements are economically justified by five to ten year paybacks, but unattractive to consumers in most countries who appear to demand paybacks of less than three years. Manufacturers see features other than efficiency --- such as number of storage compartments and automatic ice-makers --- as more likely to boost sales, market share, or profits. If this efficiency plateau'' proves lasting, then electricity use for appliance could begin to grow again as larger and more fancy models appear in households. 38 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

Schipper, L.; Hawk, D.V.

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Energy efficient data centers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

wit h energy efficiency Improving Best Practices Linkwit h energy efficiency Improving Best Practices Linkwit h energy efficiency Improving Best Practices Link

Tschudi, William; Xu, Tengfang; Sartor, Dale; Koomey, Jon; Nordman, Bruce; Sezgen, Osman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

India's cement industry: Productivity, energy efficiency and carbon emissions  

SciTech Connect

Historical estimates of productivity growth in India's cement sector vary from indicating an improvement to a decline in the sector's productivity. The variance may be traced to the time period of study, source of data for analysis, and type of indices and econometric specifications used for reporting productivity growth. Analysis shows that in the twenty year period, 1973 to 1993, productivity in the aluminum sector increased by 0.8% per annum. An econometric analysis reveals that technical progress in India's cement sector has been biased towards the use of energy and capital, while it has been material and labor saving. The increase in productivity was mainly driven by a period of progress between 1983 and 1991 following partial decontrol of the cement sector in 1982. The authors examine the current changes in structure and energy efficiency in the sector. Their analysis shows that the Indian cement sector is moving towards world-best technology, which will result in fewer carbon emissions and more efficient energy use. However, substantial further energy savings and carbon reduction potentials still exist.

Schumacher, Katja; Sathaye, Jayant

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Molar Growth  

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Molar Growth Molar Growth Name: Daniel Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: What animals have molars that grow continuously ? Replies: No mammals that I or my colleagues are aware of, only some few whose incisors grow continuously. J. Elliott Most vertebrates are "polyphyodonts" meaning that they replace teeth continuously through out their lives. All the teeth aren't replaced at once, but in waves so that the animals always have functional teeth around those that are lost. Most mammals are "diphyodonts", which means that they have only 2 sets of teeth: baby teeth and adult teeth. The teeth of herbivore mammals, those which eat grasses, seem to grow throughout their lives. But really, the teeth are very long and extend far down into the jaws. They gradually move up in the jaw toward the surface over time, with the area beneath them filling in with bone.

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221

Assessment of the Market for Compressed Air Efficiency Services  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive and balanced view of the market for engineering and consulting services to improve the energy efficiency of plant compressed air systems. The report is intended for use by industrial energy efficiency program operators in developing strategies to encourage the growth of compressed air system efficiency and enhance the quality of the services it offers.

222

Equitable economic energy efficiency : creating good jobs in low-income efficiency programming  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy efficiency is an important consideration in energy policy-making. So, a federal program aimed at funding "energy efficiency retrofits" for low-income households could be an important step in increasing the overall ...

Sarin, Amit

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Residential propane prices increase  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

propane prices increase The average retail price for propane rose 3.2 cents from a week ago to 2.86 per gallon. That's up 59.3 cents from a year ago, based on the residential...

224

Residential propane prices increase  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

propane prices increase The average retail price for propane rose 10.3 cents from a week ago to 2.96 per gallon. That's up 68.1 cents from a year ago, based on the residential...

225

Residential propane prices increase  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

propane prices increase The average retail price for propane rose 3.9 cents from a week ago to 2.80 per gallon. That's up 53.7 cents from a year ago, based on the residential...

226

Residential propane prices increase  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

propane prices increase The average retail price for propane rose 5.5 cents per gallon from last week to 2.62 per gallon; up 37.4 cents from a year ago, based on the residential...

227

Residential propane price increases  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

propane price increases The average retail price for propane is 2.41 per gallon, up 6-tenths of a cent from last week, based on the residential heating fuel survey by the U.S....

228

Residential propane prices increase  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

propane prices increase The average retail price for propane rose 4.8 cents from a week ago to 2.76 per gallon. That's up 51.2 cents from a year ago, based on the residential...

229

Residential propane prices increase  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

propane prices increase The average retail price for propane rose 2.5 cents from a week ago to 2.83 per gallon. That's up 56 cents from a year ago, based on the residential...

230

Residential propane prices increase  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

propane prices increase The average retail price for propane rose to 2.40 per gallon, up 1.1 cents from a week ago, based on the residential heating fuel survey by the U.S. Energy...

231

Residential propane prices increase  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

propane prices increase The average retail price for propane rose 2.3 cents per gallon from last week to 2.57 per gallon; up 32.2 cents from a year ago, based on the residential...

232

Residential propane prices increase  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

propane prices increase The average retail price for propane rose 9.1 cents from a week ago to 2.71 per gallon. That's up 46.9 cents from a year ago, based on the residential...

233

Leptin increases maternal investment  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...articles 1001 14 Leptin increases maternal investment Susannah S. French 1 * Timothy J...between self-maintenance and offspring investment when resources are limited. In the...effects of elevated maternal leptin on investment into offspring production versus self...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Diesel prices increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices increase The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel rose to 3.90 a gallon on Monday. That's up 3 cents from a week ago, based on the weekly price...

235

Improving steam turbine efficiency  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes the condition of a significant number of fossil steam turbines operating in the United States and the maintenance practices used to improve their performance. Through the use of steam path audits conducted by the authors` company and by several utilities, a large data base of information on turbine heat rate, casing efficiency, and maintenance practices is available to help the power generation industry understand how different maintenance practices and steam path damage impact turbine performance. The data base reveals that turbine cycle heat rate is typically 5.23% poorer than design just prior to major outages. The degraded condition of steam turbines presents an opportunity for utilities to improve heat rate and reduce emissions without increasing fuel costs. The paper describes what losses typically contribute to the 5.23% heat rate degradation and how utilities can recover steam turbine performance through maintenance actions aimed at improving steam path efficiency.

Cioffi, D.H.; Mitchell, D.R.; Whitecar, S.C. [Encotech, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Policy Recommendations Policy Recommendations for the New Administration and Congress American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy February, 2001 There are a variety of energy challenges confronting the United States at this time: First, electricity reliability problems and price s-uges have become a major crisis in California and are threatening to reach the crisis level in other regions of the country. Second, natural gas prices have increased by 100%/ or more in many parts of the country, causing skyrocketing home energy bills this winter. And high natural gas prices are expected to continue due to tight supplies and growing demand. Third, our reliance on imported oil -hasgrownduerto a-combination-ofdecciningdomesticoil- ply and growingdemand ed to the lack of fuel efficiency improvement in motor vehicles.

237

PDSF Job Efficiency  

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Optimization Running Jobs Efficiently Running Jobs Efficiently Job Efficiency A job's efficiency is the ratio of its CPU time to the actual time it took to run, i.e., cputime ...

238

SEPTEMBER 2009 ENERGY EFFICIENCY &  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SEPTEMBER 2009 GUIDE TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RENEWABLE ENERGY FINANCING DISTRICTS FOR LOCAL Assessment Districts) DEER Database for Energy Efficient Resources DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency EECBG Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants EIM Energy Improvement Mortgage

Kammen, Daniel M.

239

Energy Efficient Retrofits and Green Building Practices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Moreover, the increase in demand is also causing rise in pollution levels. Therefore, the subject of energy efficient retrofits and green building practices is becoming increasingly important. Based on the latest walkthrough energy audit it is proven...

Rahman, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Economic Growth Policies & Economic Growth Theory Influences.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? The aim of this thesis is to describe the presence of theories for economic growth in municipalities’ economic growth strategies, and to compare the… (more)

Hallden, Sophie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

The role of energy efficiency and renewable energies in the future world energy market  

SciTech Connect

The world population is rising rapidly, notably in the developing countries. Historical trends suggest that increased annual energy use per capita is a good surrogate for the standard of living factors which promote a decrease in population growth rate. If these trends continue, stabilization of the world`s population will require the increased use of all sources of energy as cheap oil and gas are depleted. Improved efficiency of energy use and renewable energy sources will be essential to stabilizing population,while providing a decent standard all over the world.

Sheffield, J.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Efficient Mortgages | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy-Efficient Mortgages Energy-Efficient Mortgages Energy-Efficient Mortgages < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Solar Lighting Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Program Info Program Type Federal Loan Program Homeowners can take advantage of energy efficient mortgages (EEM) to either finance energy efficiency improvements to existing homes, including renewable energy technologies, or to increase their home buying power with the purchase of a new energy efficient home. The U.S. federal government supports these loans by insuring them through Federal Housing Authority (FHA) or Veterans Affairs (VA) programs. This allows borrowers who might

243

Efficiencies of Quantum Optical Detectors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a definition for the efficiency that can be universally applied to all classes of quantum optical detectors. This definition is based on the maximum amount of optical loss that a physically plausible device can experience while still replicating the properties of a given detector. We prove that detector efficiency cannot be increased using linear optical processing. That is, given a set of detectors, as well as arbitrary linear optical elements and ancillary light sources, it is impossible to construct detection devices that would exhibit higher efficiencies than the initial set.

Daniel Hogg; Dominic W. Berry; A. I. Lvovsky

2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

244

Data Center Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Program Areas » Data Center Energy Efficiency Program Areas » Data Center Energy Efficiency Data Center Energy Efficiency October 8, 2013 - 10:07am Addthis The Federal Energy Management Program supports data center efficiency initiatives by encouraging Federal agencies to adopt best practices, construct energy-efficient data centers, and educate energy managers and information-technology professionals. Learn more about data center efficiency: Read about data center energy consumption trends Review the Quick Start Guide to Increase Data Center Energy Efficiency Look up resources. Addthis FEMP Home About the Program Program Areas Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Operations & Maintenance Greenhouse Gases Water Efficiency Data Center Energy Efficiency Energy Consumption Trends Resources Sustainable Federal Fleets

245

U.S. Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Second U.S.-China Second U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum May 6, 2011 James Quinn Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs 2 | Industrial Energy Efficiency eere.energy.gov Global Energy Challenges Energy efficiency and renewable energy provide solutions to global energy challenges. Security Environment Economy Clean Energy Solutions Overarching Challenges: * Carbon reduction * Market delivery of clean energy technologies * Research and development needs * Economic growth * Workforce development 3 | Industrial Energy Efficiency eere.energy.gov U.S. industry accounts for about one-third of all U.S. energy consumption. Petroleum Natural Gas Electricity* Coal and Coke Renewable Energy Residential 21.8% Industry 31.4% Commercial

246

Improving the Energy Efficiency of Ethanol Separation through Process Synthesis and Simulation .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Worldwide demand for energy is increasing rapidly, partly driven by dramatic economic growth in developing countries. This growth has sparked concerns over the finite availability… (more)

Haelssig, Jan B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Disk Quota Increase Request  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Disk Disk Quota Increase Disk Quota Increase Request NERSC will consider reasonable requests for changes in disk space and inode limits. Please submit a request through the "Request Forms" section at the NERSC help portal. If you select "Hopper scratch directory" from the "File System" menu below, the quota value requested applies to the combined contents of $SCRATCH and $SCRATCH2. Please ask for the least amount of resources you need, since the sum of disk space and inodes allocated to users already exceeds system capacity. In other words, system resources would be exhausted before all users could use their existing quotas. You can find out the current quotas and usage of disk space and inodes for your home and scratch file systems with the myquota command. You can find

248

Public expenditures on education, human capital and growth in Canada: An OLG model analysis  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Much of the current debate in ageing countries focuses on whether governments should increase investments in human capital. We address this issue by simulating the effects of additional education spending using an overlapping-generations model applied to Canada. In the context of population ageing, the results indicate that how the policy is funded has powerful impacts on the targeted outcomes. Higher education incentives may increase the rate of human capital accumulation and mitigate the negative effects of slowing labour force growth. However, the impact depends on the distortions implied by alternative tax instruments and the efficiency of public expenditures on education.

Nabil Annabi; Simon Harvey; Yu Lan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Efficiency Efficiency Energy Efficiency From the incandescent to CFLs to LEDs, we're exploring the long history of the light bulb and how it led to new technology breakthroughs. From the incandescent to CFLs to LEDs, we're exploring the long history of the light bulb and how it led to new technology breakthroughs. Every year, much of the energy the U.S. consumes is wasted through transmission, heat loss and inefficient technology -- costing American families and businesses money, and leading to increased carbon pollution. Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to combat climate change, clean the air we breathe, improve the competitiveness of our businesses and reduce energy costs for consumers.

250

OPTIONS for ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

OPTIONS for ENERGY EFFICIENCY in EXISTING BUILDINGS December 2005 CEC-400-2005-039-CMF;OPTIONS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY in EXISTING BUILDINGS COMMISSION REPORT TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................iii California's Successful Energy Efficiency Programs

251

Energy Efficient Radio Resource  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Efficient Radio Resource Management in a Coordinated Multi-Cell Distributed Antenna System Omer HALILOGLU Introduction System Model Performance Evaluation Conclusion References Energy Efficient Hacettepe University 5 September 2014 Omer HALILOGLU (Hacettepe University) Energy Efficient Radio Resource

Yanikomeroglu, Halim

252

Impact of Large Scale Energy Efficiency Programs On Consumer Tariffs and Utility Finances in India  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

India. Prayas. (2005). Demand-Side Management (DSM) in theEnergy Efficiency and Demand Side Management (DSM). PlanningDemand Growth Demand Side Management Delhi Transco Limited

Abhyankar, Nikit

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Efficient Parallelisation of Recursive Problems Using Constructive Recursion (Research Note)  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Many problems from science and engineering may be nicely formulated recursively. As a problem solving technique this is very efficient. Due to the high cost of executing recursively formulated programs, typically an exponential growth in time complexity, ...

Magne Haveraaen

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Energy-efficient system design for mobile processing platforms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Portable electronics has fueled the rich emergence of multimedia applications that have led to the exponential growth in content creation and consumption. New energy-efficient integrated circuits and systems are necessary ...

Rithe, Rahul (Rahulkumar Jagdish)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Transportation Efficiency Resources  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Transportation efficiency reduces travel demand as measured by vehicle miles traveled (VMT). While transportation efficiency policies are often implemented under local governments, national and...

256

SM Energy-Efficient  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

SM 111 Energy Energy-Efficient Ventilation for Apartment Buildings #12. These Guides provide clear and practical information on issues related to energy-efficient building retrofits

Diamond, Richard

257

Energy Efficiency Goal | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » Energy Efficiency Goal Energy Efficiency Goal < Back Eligibility Investor-Owned Utility Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Program Info State Texas Program Type Energy Efficiency Resource Standard Texas is credited with being the first state to establish an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard in the United States.* Originally, the goal called for investor owned utilities (IOUs) to meet 10% of its annual growth in electricity demand through energy efficiency. The legislature updated those standards in 2008 ([http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB03693F.htm HB3693]) and the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) finalized the goals and provided additional guidance on how to achieve them. SB1125

258

Electric Power Research Institute Cooperation to Increase Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Research Institute Cooperation to Increase Energy Research Institute Cooperation to Increase Energy Efficiency, March 6, 2008 Electric Power Research Institute Cooperation to Increase Energy Efficiency, March 6, 2008 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) strengthened cooperation for research, development and deployment of energy technologies aimed at promoting increased energy efficiency. DOE and EPRI yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a framework for close coordination to advance the common goal of satisfying the nation's growing electricity needs by improving energy efficiency and promoting the widespread adoption of electric energy demand response programs in an effort to curtail energy use during peak periods. Electric Power Research Institute Cooperation to Increase Energy

259

Efficient thermal field computation in phase-field models  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We solve the phase-field equations in two dimensions to simulate crystal growth in the low undercooling regime. The novelty is the use of a fast solver for the free space heat equation to compute the thermal field. This solver is based on the efficient ... Keywords: Crystal growth, Dendritic solidification, Diffusion equation, Fast solvers, Integral representation, Phase-field, Unbounded domain

Jing-Rebecca Li; Donna Calhoun; Lucien Brush

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Public Capital, Growth and Welfare  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and sanitation--increase in enrolment rates (especially for girls, rural areas). 2. Electricity reason: improved access benefits the poor more than proportionally; if inequality is bad for growth (e be internalized. #12;18 Policy Implications #12; 1. Investment spending is a poor proxy for the accumulation

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261

Maryland Efficiency Program Options  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Maryland Efficiency Program Options, from the Tool Kit Framework: Small Town University Energy Program (STEP).

262

Energy Efficient Buildings Hub  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Energy Efficient Buildings HUB Lunch Presentation for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review

263

Towards Energy-Efficient Database Cluster Design Willis Lang  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Towards Energy-Efficient Database Cluster Design Willis Lang University of Wisconsin wlang efficiency of DBMSs, none of these studies have looked at the architectural design space of energy-efficient parallel DBMS clusters. There are many challenges to increasing the energy efficiency of a DBMS cluster

Patel, Jignesh

264

Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Assessments Lynn Price Staff Scientist China Energy Group Energy Analysis Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments - Definition and overview of key components - International experience - Chinese situation and recommendations - US-China collaboration Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments - Analysis of the use of energy and potential for energy efficiency in an industrial facility * Current situation * Recommendations for improving energy efficiency * Cost-benefit analysis of recommended options * An action plan for realizing potential savings Types of Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments - Preliminary or walk-through - Detailed or diagnostic Audit criteria

265

Florida Growth Fund (Florida)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Florida Growth Fund can provide investments in technology and growth-related companies through co-investments with other institutional investors. The Fund awards preference to companies...

266

Increasing Energy Security | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Increasing Energy Security Increasing Energy Security Increasing Energy Security January 20, 2012 - 4:01pm Addthis Increasing Energy Security Heather Zichal Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Editor's note: This article is cross-posted from WhiteHouse.gov. There is a lot of discussion lately about domestic energy production and American energy security. For the Obama Administration, moving towards the goal of energy independence has been a clear priority since day one. When President Obama took office, the United States imported 11 million barrels of oil a day. The President has put forward a plan to cut that by one-third by 2025 by strengthening domestic production of our energy resources, making our homes and buildings more efficient, and transitioning to a wide

267

STEO January 2013 - oil production increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

oil production to increase in 2013 and 2014 oil production to increase in 2013 and 2014 U.S. crude oil production is expected to keep rising over the next two years. America's oil output will jump nearly 900,000 barrels per day in 2013 to an average 7.3 million barrels a day, according to the latest monthly forecast from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. This would mark the biggest one-year increase in output since U.S. commercial crude oil production began in 1859. U.S. daily oil production is expected to rise by another 600,000 barrels in 2014 to nearly 8 million barrels a day, the highest level since 1988. Most of America's oil production growth over the next two years will come from more drilling activity in tight shale rock formations located in North Dakota and Texas

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Electric Power Research Institute Cooperation to Increase Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Electric Power Research Institute Cooperation to Increase Energy Electric Power Research Institute Cooperation to Increase Energy Efficiency, March 6, 2008 Electric Power Research Institute Cooperation to Increase Energy Efficiency, March 6, 2008 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) strengthened cooperation for research, development and deployment of energy technologies aimed at promoting increased energy efficiency. DOE and EPRI yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a framework for close coordination to advance the common goal of satisfying the nation's growing electricity needs by improving energy efficiency and promoting the widespread adoption of electric energy demand response programs in an effort to curtail energy use during peak periods.

269

DOE Announces $14 Million Industry Partnership Projects to Increase Fuel  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4 Million Industry Partnership Projects to Increase 4 Million Industry Partnership Projects to Increase Fuel Efficiency DOE Announces $14 Million Industry Partnership Projects to Increase Fuel Efficiency May 26, 2005 - 1:02pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman today announced a public-private partnership between the Department of Energy, industry and academia aimed at significantly improving the vehicle efficiency of cars and trucks through advances in technology. The partnership consists of six projects with a value including cost share of over $14 million. "Achieving the goal of increased vehicle efficiency will require a coordinated approach involving government agencies, private companies and researchers. Partnerships like this will propel innovation, and eventually lead to a day when our children and grandchildren will call the

270

DOE Announces $14 Million Industry Partnership Projects to Increase Fuel  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Announces $14 Million Industry Partnership Projects to Increase DOE Announces $14 Million Industry Partnership Projects to Increase Fuel Efficiency DOE Announces $14 Million Industry Partnership Projects to Increase Fuel Efficiency May 26, 2005 - 1:02pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman today announced a public-private partnership between the Department of Energy, industry and academia aimed at significantly improving the vehicle efficiency of cars and trucks through advances in technology. The partnership consists of six projects with a value including cost share of over $14 million. "Achieving the goal of increased vehicle efficiency will require a coordinated approach involving government agencies, private companies and researchers. Partnerships like this will propel innovation, and

271

Evaluating Energy Efficiency Improvements in Manufacturing Processes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and increasing awareness of "green" customers have brought energy efficient manufacturing on top of the agendaEvaluating Energy Efficiency Improvements in Manufacturing Processes Katharina Bunse1 , Julia Sachs kbunse@ethz.ch, sachsj@student.ethz.ch, mvodicka@ethz.ch Abstract. Global warming, rising energy prices

Boyer, Edmond

272

Mechanistic Understanding of Microbial Plugging for Improved Sweep Efficiency  

SciTech Connect

Microbial plugging has been proposed as an effective low cost method of permeability reduction. Yet there is a dearth of information on the fundamental processes of microbial growth in porous media, and there are no suitable data to model the process of microbial plugging as it relates to sweep efficiency. To optimize the field implementation, better mechanistic and volumetric understanding of biofilm growth within a porous medium is needed. In particular, the engineering design hinges upon a quantitative relationship between amount of nutrient consumption, amount of growth, and degree of permeability reduction. In this project experiments were conducted to obtain new data to elucidate this relationship. Experiments in heterogeneous (layered) beadpacks showed that microbes could grow preferentially in the high permeability layer. Ultimately this caused flow to be equally divided between high and low permeability layers, precisely the behavior needed for MEOR. Remarkably, classical models of microbial nutrient uptake in batch experiments do not explain the nutrient consumption by the same microbes in flow experiments. We propose a simple extension of classical kinetics to account for the self-limiting consumption of nutrient observed in our experiments, and we outline a modeling approach based on architecture and behavior of biofilms. Such a model would account for the changing trend of nutrient consumption by bacteria with the increasing biomass and the onset of biofilm formation. However no existing model can explain the microbial preference for growth in high permeability regions, nor is there any obvious extension of the model for this observation. An attractive conjecture is that quorum sensing is involved in the heterogeneous bead packs.

Steven Bryant; Larry Britton

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

273

Geothermal Energy Growth Continues, Industry Survey Reports  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

A survey released by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) shows continued growth in the number of new geothermal power projects under development in the United States, a 20% increase since January of this year.

274

Essays on Productivity Change, Growth, and Development  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

: To replicate an industrial revolution: from exogenous to endogenous growth In the last quarter of the second millennium many countries experienced, simultane- ously, an industrial revolution (an exponential increase

Sadeh, Norman M.

275

Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Size and Expectations for Growth  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Programs 2008. “Weatherization Assistance Program PY 2007si.asp? id=1198. Weatherization Assistance Program Technicalid=1275 . Weatherization Assistance Program Technical

Goldman, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

China Energy Group - Sustainable Growth Through Energy Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in the world energy, industrial, trade, and economic scene.Development and Trade to China; led the Energy Policy Team,energy sources, like nuclear power and imported oil, raises trade

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Size and Expectations for Growth  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

students at Industrial Assessment Centers. Eldridge, M. , M.through the Industrial Assessment Centers (DOE Industrial

Goldman, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Financing the growth of energy efficiency service industry in Shanghai  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol,and project savings measurement and verification (M&V). ThePerformance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP,

Lin, Jiang; Gilligan, Donald; Zhao, Yinghua

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Size and Expectations for Growth  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

through EERE ..37ARRA BLS Btu CEE DHHS DOE EE EERE EESS EIA ESCO FERC FTE FYObtained 2008 budget data from EERE Workforce data for 2008

Goldman, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Residential Electricity Demand in China -- Can Efficiency Reverse the Growth?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for 90% of household electricity consumption in China. Usinggives an annual electricity consumption of 12kWh assumingto look at is electricity consumption at the household

Letschert, Virginie

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Size and Expectations for Growth  

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in the number of energy auditors over the next 3 years; noteinclude auditors, In order to provide the needed energy

Goldman, Charles

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Energy efficiency of intraperiplasmic growth of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus.  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Press Inc., New York. 2. Bauchop...relation to their energy supply. J...Press Inc., New York. 7. Hernandez...Johnson. 1967. Energy supply and cell...J. 1968. Energy flow in biology...Press Inc., New York. 15. Pine...

S C Rittenberg; R B Hespell

1975-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Residential Electricity Demand in China -- Can Efficiency Reverse the Growth?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2000: Lighting Type Incandescent Fluorescent CFL Percentagescenario, we assume that incandescent bulbs are graduallyW 60W 15W Fluorescent Lamps Incandescent Lamps CFL We then

Letschert, Virginie

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

What Makes A Home 'Energy Efficient'?  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

As energy demands increase and the resources to meet those demands dwindle and continue to prove harmful to the environment, society is becoming more conscious of conserving energy. One way do this is to improve ones home energy efficiency.

285

Cash Flow Impacts of Industrial Steam Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Steam efficiency is a major opportunity for manufacturers to boost financial performance in an increasingly competitive environment. An immediate policy challenge is to raise manufacturers' awareness of these opportunities. A major barrier...

Russell, C.

286

Stronger Manufacturers' Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

2006 - 11:09am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC -- To increase the energy efficiency of residential air conditioners, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued new manufacturing...

287

Catalyzing Low Carbon Growth in Developing Countries | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Catalyzing Low Carbon Growth in Developing Countries Catalyzing Low Carbon Growth in Developing Countries Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Catalyzing Low Carbon Growth in Developing Countries: Public Finance Mechanisms to scale up private sector investment in climate solutions Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Topics: Finance, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: sefi.unep.org/fileadmin/media/sefi/docs/publications/PublicPrivateWeb. Catalyzing Low Carbon Growth in Developing Countries: Public Finance Mechanisms to scale up private sector investment in climate solutions Screenshot References: Catalyzing Low Carbon Growth in Developing Countries[1]

288

If Cars Were More Efficient Would We Use Less Fuel?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Efficient, Would We Use Less Fuel? B Y K E N N E T H A . S Mtask: just increase vehicle fuel efficiency, also known asexisting Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.

Small, Kenneth A.; Dender, Kurt Van

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Mississippi Public Service Commission Adopts Energy Efficiency Rules  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) approved new energy efficiency rules for electric and natural gas utility companies to offer customers several pathways to increase energy efficiency. According to the PSC, the rules could potentially s

290

Ninety - Two Percent Minimum Heater Efficiency By 1980  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Technology is now available to increase heater efficiencies to 92 percent and more. By 1980, this technology will be field proven and corrosion and reliability problems identified and resolved. Recent studies have shown that a minimum efficiency...

Mieth, H. C.; Hardie, J. E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Has fire suppression increased the amount of carbon stored in western U.S. forests?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

change in Californian conifer forests of the San Bernardinoin an old-growth mixed conifer forest of the southern Sierradensity in mid- montane conifer forests increased by 34%,

Fellows, Aaron W.; Goulden, Michael L.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Characterization of Nitrogen use efficiency in sweet sorghum  

SciTech Connect

Sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) has the potential to augment the increasing demand for alternative fuels and for the production of input efficient, environmentally friendly bioenergy crops. Nitrogen (N) and water availability are considered two of the major limiting factors in crop growth. Nitrogen fertilization accounts for about 40% of the total production cost in sorghum. In cereals, including sorghum, the nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) from fertilizer is approximately 33% of the amount applied. There is therefore extensive concern in relation to the N that is not used by the plant, which is lost by leaching of nitrate, denitrification from the soil, and loss of ammonia to the atmosphere, all of which can have deleterious environmental effects. To improve the potential of sweet sorghum as a leading and cost effective bioenergy crop, the enhancement of NUE must be addressed. To this end, we have identified a sorghum line (SanChi San) that displays about 25% increase in NUE over other sorghum lines. As such, the overarching goal of this project is to employ three complementary strategies to enhance the ability of sweet sorghum to become an efficient nitrogen user. To achieve the project goal, we will pursue the following specific objectives: Objective 1: Phenotypic characterization of SanChi San/Ck60 RILs under low and moderate N-availability including biochemical profiles, vegetative growth and seed yield Objective 2: Conduct quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis and marker identification for nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) in a grain sorghum RIL population. Objective 3: Identify novel candidate genes for NUE using proteomic and gene expression profiling comparisons of high- and low-NUE RILs. Candidate genes will be brought into the pipeline for transgenic manipulation of NUE This project will apply the latest genomics resources to discover genes controlling NUE, one of the most complex and economically important traits in cereal crops. As a result of the completion of the proposed work, we will have: 1) identified novel alleles in wild sorghum germplasm that is useful to improve both cultivated grain and sweet sorghum; 2) been able to select individuals plants that exhibit high NUE within a breeding population on the basis of these markers; 3) acquired essential information necessary to examine the roles of GS and GOGAT, AlaT, along with impact of transcription factor Dof1, on N assimilation in sweet sorghum; and 4) The information learned will provide new opportunities for improving NUE in sorghum and other cereals.

Dweikat, Ismail [University of Nebraska; Clemente, Thomas [University of Nebrask

2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

293

Financial Analysis of Incentive Mechanisms to Promote Energy Efficiency: Case Study of a Prototypical Southwest Utility  

SciTech Connect

Many state regulatory commissions and policymakers want utilities to aggressively pursue energy efficiency as a strategy to mitigate demand and energy growth, diversify the resource mix, and provide an alternative to building new, costly generation. However, as the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (NAPEE 2007) points out, many utilities continue to shy away from aggressively expanding their energy efficiency efforts when their shareholder's fundamental financial interests are placed at risk by doing so. Thus, there is increased interest in developing effective ratemaking and policy approaches that address utility disincentives to pursue energy efficiency or lack of incentives for more aggressive energy efficiency efforts. New regulatory initiatives to promote increased utility energy efficiency efforts also affect the interests of consumers. Ratepayers and their advocates are concerned with issues of fairness, impacts on rates, and total consumer costs. From the perspective of energy efficiency advocates, the quid pro quo for utility shareholder incentives is the obligation to acquire all, or nearly all, achievable cost-effective energy efficiency. A key issue for state regulators and policymakers is how to maximize the cost-effective energy efficiency savings attained while achieving an equitable sharing of benefits, costs and risks among the various stakeholders. In this study, we modeled a prototypical vertically-integrated electric investor-owned utility in the southwestern US that is considering implementing several energy efficiency portfolios. We analyze the impact of these energy efficiency portfolios on utility shareholders and ratepayers as well as the incremental effect on each party when lost fixed cost recovery and/or utility shareholder incentive mechanisms are implemented. A primary goal of our quantitative modeling is to provide regulators and policymakers with an analytic framework and tools that assess the financial impacts of alternative incentive approaches on utility shareholders and customers if energy efficiency is implemented under various utility operating, cost, and supply conditions.We used and adapted a spreadsheet-based financial model (the Benefits Calculator) which was developed originally as a tool to support the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (NAPEE). The major steps in our analysis are displayed graphically in Figure ES- 1. Two main inputs are required: (1) characterization of the utility which includes its initial financial and physical market position, a forecast of the utility?s future sales, peak demand, and resource strategy to meet projected growth; and (2) characterization of the Demand-Side Resource (DSR) portfolio ? projected electricity and demand savings, costs and economic lifetime of a portfolio of energy efficiency (and/or demand response) programs that the utility is planning or considering implementing during the analysis period. The Benefits Calculator also estimates total resource costs and benefits of the DSR portfolio using a forecast of avoided capacity and energy costs. The Benefits Calculator then uses inputs provided in the Utility Characterization to produce a ?business-as usual? base case as well as alternative scenarios that include energy efficiency resources, including the corresponding utility financial budgets required in each case. If a decoupling and/or a shareholder incentive mechanism are instituted, the Benefits Calculator model readjusts the utility?s revenue requirement and retail rates accordingly. Finally, for each scenario, the Benefits Calculator produces several metrics that provides insights on how energy efficiency resources, decoupling and/or a shareholder incentive mechanism impacts utility shareholders (e.g. overall earnings, return on equity), ratepayers (e.g., average customer bills and rates) and society (e.g. net resource benefits).

Cappers, Peter; Goldman, Charles; Chait, Michele; Edgar, George; Schlegel, Jeff; Shirley, Wayne

2009-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

294

Building Energy Efficient Schools  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Many new school buildings consume only half the energy required by similar efficient structures designed without energy performance as a design criterion. These are comfortable and efficient while construction costs remain about the same as those...

McClure, J. D.; Estes, J. M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Energy efficient data centers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Center 6.2 utilized fan coil units, rather than computerEfficiency kW/ton Fan Coil Unit Design Efficiency CFM/kWCenter 6.2 utilized fan coil units, rather than computer

Tschudi, William; Xu, Tengfang; Sartor, Dale; Koomey, Jon; Nordman, Bruce; Sezgen, Osman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Public Health Benefits of End-Use Electrical Energy Efficiency in California: An Exploratory Study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

used to produce electrical energy and the technologies usedHealth Benefits of End-Use Electrical Energy Efficiency inhow increasing end-use electrical energy efficiency from

McKone, Thomas E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Thermal efficiency of single-pass solar air collector  

SciTech Connect

Efficiency of a finned single-pass solar air collector was studied. This paper presents the experimental study to investigate the effect of solar radiation and mass flow rate on efficiency. The fins attached at the back of absorbing plate to improve the thermal efficiency of the system. The results show that the efficiency is increased proportional to solar radiation and mass flow rate. Efficiency of the collector archived steady state when reach to certain value or can be said the maximum performance.

Ibrahim, Zamry; Ibarahim, Zahari; Yatim, Baharudin [School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia); Ruslan, Mohd Hafidz [Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia)

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

298

Enhanced Efficiency of Internal Combustion Engines By Employing Spinning Gas  

SciTech Connect

The efficiency of the internal combustion engine might be enhanced by employing spinning gas. A gas spinning at near sonic velocities has an effectively higher heat capacity, which allows practical fuel cycles, which are far from the Carnot efficiency, to approach more closely the Carnot efficiency. A gain in fuel efficiency of several percent is shown to be theoretically possible for the Otto and Diesel cycles. The use of a flywheel, in principle, could produce even greater increases in the efficiency.

Geyko, Vasily; Fisch, Nathaniel

2014-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

299

Energy Efficiency Financing  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Information and examples of state financing for energy efficiency programs, with descriptions on implementation methods and concerns.

300

Energy Efficiency Program Overview  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Efficiency Program Overview Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency CATEE Conference November 18-20, 2014 Dallas, TX ESL-KT-14-11-02 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 General Overview • State of Texas... enacted legislation requiring Transmission and Distribution utilities (TDUs) achieve annual goals for energy efficiency • Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) implemented rules and guidelines for consistency among the TDU programs • Texas TDUs...

Mutiso,S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Transportation Efficiency Strategies  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

fuel efficiency through conventional engine hybrid and other technologies Reducing air pollution with conventional engine technology Hybrid and internal...

302

ENTRY LOBBY ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ENTRY LOBBY ENERGY EFFICIENCY Clerestory windows provide natural day-lighting.· Exterior roof SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES #12;ADMINISTRATION ENERGY EFFICIENCY High performance window glazing· minimizes heat gain ENERGY EFFICIENCY High performance window glazing· minimizes heat gain. Light-colored roofing reflects

Escher, Christine

303

Managing Energy Efficiency Improvement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

efficiency opportunities as well as promote the use of energy efficient methodologies and technologies. If, as program results suggest, 15% to 20% of the gas that is now consumed at by plant operations can be saved through efficiencies, it would save $500...

Almaguer, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Energy-efficient water heating  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet describes how to reduce the amount of hot water used in faucets and showers, automatic dishwashers, and washing machines; how to increase water-heating system efficiency by lowering the water heater thermostat, installing a timer and heat traps, and insulating hot water pipes and the storage tank; and how to use off-peak power to heat water. A resource list for further information is included.

NONE

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Energy Efficient Networks  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Optical networks are at the center of efforts to achieve sustainable Internet growth. Techniques for modeling energy use in networks are reviewed along with results of recent research...

Kilper, Dan

306

Analysis of the impacts of building energy efficiency policies and technical improvements on China's future energy demand  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this paper, the LEAP (Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system) 2000 model and scenario analysis were utilised to study the impact of implementing building energy efficiency policies and promoting related technical improvements on China's future building energy demand up to 2020. In the coming 20 years, China's building energy consumption is expected to increase and will be the main contributor to the growth in China's future energy demand. Without the rational induction of energy efficiency and environmental policies, China's building energy consumption may reach 860 Mtce in 2020 from 197 Mtce in 2000. On the other hand, China possesses huge energy saving potential in the building area. With the enforcement and adoption of related building energy efficiency policies and technical improvement measures, energy consumption in the building sector might decrease to 480 Mtce by 2020; and the energy saving potential might reach 380 Mtce.

Kang Yanbing; Wei Qingpeng

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Smart Growth Resources  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Transportation efficiency reduces travel demand as measured by vehicle miles traveled (VMT). While transportation efficiency policies are often implemented under local governments, national and...

308

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Assessing Window Replacement Options Assessing Window Replacement Options What are the benefits of energy-efficient windows? Energy & Cost Savings Improved Comfort Less Condensation Increased Light & View Reduced Fading Lower HVAC Costs How is window performance measured? U-factor Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Visible Transmittance Air Leakage Condensation Resistance Are there financing and incentive programs? Overview of Utility and State Programs Performance Standards Energy Rating Programs Building America Program Documents Measure Guideline: Energy-Efficient Window Performance and Selection exit disclaimer Measure Guideline: Wood Window Repair, Rehabilitation, and Replacement exit disclaimer Whether you would like to improve the energy performance of your existing windows or replace them with new energy-efficient windows, several options are available. An energy audit can help you identify good strategies for more efficient windows and a more efficient house. Whichever energy efficiency measures you consider, the federal government as well as state, local, and utility programs may offer financing help or weatherization assistance.

309

Internet growth: Myth and reality, use and abuse Andrew Odlyzko  

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Internet growth: Myth and reality, use and abuse Andrew Odlyzko AT&T Labs ­ Research amo@research.att.com http://www.research.att.com/¸amo Abstract Actual Internet traffic growth rates of 100 percent per year to Internet growth claim astronomical rates of increase; the usual phrase is that ``Internet traffic

Odlyzko, Andrew M.

310

Internet growth: Myth and reality, use and abuse Andrew Odlyzko  

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Internet growth: Myth and reality, use and abuse Andrew Odlyzko AT&T Labs - Research amo@research.att.com http://www.research.att.com/ amo Abstract Actual Internet traffic growth rates of 100 percent per year to Internet growth claim astronomical rates of increase; the usual phrase is that "Internet traffic

Odlyzko, Andrew M.

311

Energy efficiency and renewable energy integration in data centres. Strategies and modelling review  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The continuous growth in size, complexity and energy density of data centres due to the increasing demand for storage, networking and computation has become a worldwide energetic problem. The emergent awareness of the negative impact that the uncontrolled energy consumption has on natural environment, the predicted limitation of fossil fuels production in the upcoming decades and the growing associated costs have strongly influenced the energy systems engineering work in the last decades. Therefore, the implementation of well known and advanced energy efficiency measures to reduce data centres energy demand play an important role not only to a supportable growth but also to reduce its operational costs. The carbon footprint is greatly influenced by the energy sources used. Therefore, there have been recent efforts to exploit and reuse or combine green energy sources in data centres to lower brown energy consumption and CO2 emissions. This paper presents a comprehensible overview of the current data centre infrastructure and summarizes a number of currently available energy efficiency strategies and renewable energy integration into data centres and its characterization using numerical models. Moreover it would be necessary to develop dynamic models and metrics for properly understand and quantify the energy consumption and the benefits of applying the incoming energy efficiency strategies and renewable energy sources in the data centres. Thus, the researches or investors will be able to compare with reliability the different data centre designs and choose the best option depending on the renewable energy sources and capital available.

Eduard Oró; Victor Depoorter; Albert Garcia; Jaume Salom

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

International Experiences with Quantifying the Co-Benefits of Energy-Efficiency and Greenhouse-Gas Mitigation Programs and Policies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

model used to model energy demand growth in four sectors (activity days. 1. Energy demand forecast to increase by 150%and emissions growth as energy demand growth and economic

Williams, Christopher

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Resources on Data Center Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Data Center Energy Efficiency » Resources on Data Data Center Energy Efficiency » Resources on Data Center Energy Efficiency Resources on Data Center Energy Efficiency October 8, 2013 - 10:12am Addthis Many helpful resources about data center energy efficiency are available. Best Practices FEMP Best Practices Guide for Energy-Efficient Data Center Design: Best practices for energy-efficient data center design spanning systems, environmental conditions, air management, cooling and electrical systems, on-site generation, and heat recovery. Quick Start Guide to Increase Data Center Energy Efficiency: Quick guide providing useful first steps towards increasing data center efficiency. Reducing Data Center Loads for a Large-Scale, Low-Energy Office Building: Report detailing the design, implementation strategies, and continuous

314

Broadband Diffractive Optics for Enhancing the Efficiency of Solar Cells  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We propose a broadband diffractive optics based spectrum splitting approach to enhance the efficiency of solar cells. Numerical simulations indicate ~27% and ~45% increase in output...

Menon, Rajesh; Wang, Peng; Mohammed, Nabil

315

Guidance for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

increase energy efficiency, including distributed resources, combined heat and power, and district heating and cooling systems; * Material conservation programs including source...

316

Energy Efficient TWDM Multi-PON System With Wavelength Relocation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Power consumption in current communication networks including the access networks is increasing rapidly; energy efficiency is therefore one of the key design considerations in the next...

Yang, Hongyang; Sun, Weiqiang; Li, Jun; Hu, Weisheng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Vehicle Technologies Office supports research to design engines optimized for alternative fuels that increases efficiency and takes advantage of these fuels' unique properties.

318

Rational Device Design for Highly Efficient Organic Photovoltaic Solar Cells.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Abundant, scalable, environmentally-friendly organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology is increasingly promising in recent years. The power conversion efficiency (PCE) of OPVs has been raised to around… (more)

Yang, Bin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Thermal Efficiency Improvement While Meeting Emissions of 2007...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Thermal Efficiency Reaching 50% at 2010 Emissions Time Optimized Combustion; Increased FIS Flexibility; Premium EGR System; Turbocharger Matching; Diesel Particulate Filter NOx:...

320

Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative- Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative provides rebates to its customers for increasing their energy efficiency. Members who make improvements based on recommendations by the utility's energy advisor...

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Process for Fabrication of Efficient Solar Cells - Energy Innovation...  

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to provide low-cost solar energy conversion, flexibility, manufacturability, and are light weight. However, the efficiency of organic solar cells is about 4-6%, and increasing...

322

Energy Efficiency Opportunities within the Heat Treatment Industry.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Energy efficiency measures have become a top priority for large energy consuming companies because of the increasing energy prices and implemented energy policies. Many companies… (more)

Källen, Malin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Supertruck - Development and Demonstration of a Fuel-Efficient...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Attain 50% BTE Engine Demonstrate path towards 55% BTE Engine Barriers Assemble a cost effective, robust, reduced weight technologies for 50% freight efficiency Increase...

324

Efficiency and Reliability Improvement in Wind Turbine Converters by Grid Converter Adaptive Control  

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Efficiency and Reliability Improvement in Wind Turbine Converters by Grid Converter Adaptive stack shows efficiency increase in the high power region. Introduction Wind turbines are emerging energy test setup. Keywords >, Efficiency>>, >,

Munk-Nielsen, Stig

325

Cooperative Energy Efficiency Modeling and Performance Analysis in Co-Channel Interference Cellular Networks  

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......Communications Cooperative Energy Efficiency Modeling and Performance...cooperative communications, energy efficiency is becoming increasingly...but also the green-house gas emission and carbon...most cases, high energy efficiency performance should......

Jing Zhang; Xi Yang; Qi Yao; Xiaohu Ge; Minho Jo; Guoqiang Mao

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Speed over efficiency: locusts select body temperatures that favour growth rate over efficient nutrient utilization  

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...activity bouts) were analysed by Kruskal-Wallis and Jonckheere-Terpstra tests...detected upon selected temperature (Kruskal-Wallis test, chi 2 = 7.983; d...significantly by temperature (Kruskal-Wallis test, chi 2 = 2.223; d...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

What's Energy Efficiency?  

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What is energy efficiency? What is energy efficiency? Energy efficiency is "using less energy to provide the same service". There are other definitions, but this is a good operational one. The best way to understand this idea is through examples: When you replace a single pane window in your house with an energy-efficient one, the new window prevents heat from escaping in the winter, so you save energy by using your furnace or electric heater less while still staying comfortable. In the summer, efficient windows keep the heat out, so the air conditioner does not run as often and you save electricity. When you replace an appliance, such as a refrigerator or clothes washer, or office equipment, such as a computer or printer, with a more energy-efficient model, the new equipment provides the same service, but

328

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Efficiency  

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ClimateRenewable SystemsEnergy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Solid-State Lighting Overview Progress in SSL Energy Efficiency Solid-State Lighting Technology Challenges SSL EFRC...

329

bpa.gov - Energy Efficiency  

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BPA Energy Efficiency Plan BPA Post 2011 EE Role Low Income Efficiency Smart Grid Demand Response Energy Efficiency Emerging Technologies Behavior Based EE Programs News & Events...

330

PROGRESS IN ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS  

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made in the energy efficiency of buildings. Better cost dataimproving energy efficiency of buildings is being addressedimprovement of energy efficiency in buildings are briefly

Wall, L.W.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cost Effectiveness of Electricity Energy Efficiency Programs | Open Energy  

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Cost Effectiveness of Electricity Energy Efficiency Programs Cost Effectiveness of Electricity Energy Efficiency Programs Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Cost Effectiveness of Electricity Energy Efficiency Programs Agency/Company /Organization: Resources for the Future Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Finance Resource Type: Publications Website: www.rff.org/RFF/Documents/RFF-DP-09-48.pdf Cost Effectiveness of Electricity Energy Efficiency Programs Screenshot References: Cost Effectiveness of Electricity Energy Efficiency Programs[1] Abstract "We analyze the cost-effectiveness of electric utility rate payer-funded programs to promote demand-side management (DSM) and energy efficiency investments. We develop a conceptual model that relates demand growth rates to accumulated average DSM capital per customer and changes in energy

332

RECIPIENT:MI Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth STATE: MI  

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MI Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth STATE: MI MI Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth STATE: MI PROJECT TITLE: SEP - Farm Audit Implementation Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number CID Number DE-FOA-0000052 DE-EE0000166 GFO-O000166-037 GOO Based on my review ofthe information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 451.1A), I have made the following determination: CX, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: 85.1 Actions to conserve energy, demonstrate potential energy conservation, and promote energy-efficiency that do not increase the indoor concentrations of potentially harmful substances. These actions may involve financial and technical assistance to individuals (such as builders, owners, consultants, designers), organizations (such as utilities), and state

333

Energy Efficiency: A Priority  

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Energy Efficiency: A Priority October 9th 2013 2 Energy efficiency: a priority NBC profile (April 30th, 2013) 1st financial institution in Quebec 19 920 employees 451 branches in Canada 2,4 million individual clients 3 Energy efficiency: a... priority Energenia?s profile Consulting firm specializing exclusively in energy efficency Founded by Robert Patenaude in 2003 National Bank?s main partner for the development, implementation and supervision of the energy efficiciency program since...

Patenaude, R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Bearwall Energy Efficient Solutions  

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CATEE Conference November 20, 2014 ENERGY EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS ESL-KT-14-11-06 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Brief History of Bearwall… Who We Are: ? Manuel Sovero ? Luis Osorio Energy Conservation... Experience: ESL-KT-14-11-06 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Energy Programs… ESL-KT-14-11-06 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 Bearwall Methodology… Introduction...

Sovero,M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Consortium for Energy Efficiency  

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Presentation covers the Consortium for Energy Efficiency at the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting, held on November 18-19, 2009.

336

Energy Efficient Digital Networks  

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introduced to the market, saving energy in California, thesupport EEE to save energy, so broad market adoption shouldaccelerate market transformation of energy efficient digital

Lanzisera, Steven

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Energy Efficiency Calendar  

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Energy-Efficiency-Calendar Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search News & Us Expand News & Us Projects & Initiatives Expand Projects & Initiatives...

338

Energy Efficient Data Centers  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation—given at the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) Fall 2008 meeting—covers energy efficiency improvement opportunities for data centers, including data center design.

339

BPA Energy Efficiency Plan  

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BPA Energy Efficiency Plan Pages default Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search Policy & Reporting Expand Policy & Reporting EE Sectors Expand EE...

340

Defining engine efficiency limits  

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assess opportunities for efficiency gains * Gain better understanding of loss mechanisms (heat loss, combustion irreversibility, etc) and how they interact and compete with one...

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341

Stirling Engine Cycle Efficiency.  

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??ABSTRACT This study strives to provide a clear explanation of the Stirling engine and its efficiency using new automation technology and the Lab View software.… (more)

Naddaf, Nasrollah

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

The Potential Impact of Increased Renewable Energy Penetration Levels on Electricity Bill Savings From Residential Photovoltaic Systems  

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Impact of Increased Renewable Energy Penetration Levels onof Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Solar EnergyImpact of Increased Renewable Energy Penetration Levels on

Darghouth, Naim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Growth Versus Government Management Improvement During  

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, we find that the growth rate of GDP per capita, g, decreases with p, and increases with DGCI. Further 33% of govern- ment employees has increased its GDP per capita by approximately 4% (corrected and Thermal Energy Science, School of Physical Science and Engineering, Tongji University, 200092, Shanghai

Podobnik, Boris

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 | Department of  

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 October 1, 2013 - 2:09pm Addthis ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 In 2013 the program operated above the 6 year average and 6 year high, and participation increased by adding 13 new program locations. Southeastern Power Administration and its partners conducted 32 training events which directly impacted 855 trainees, and our outreach efforts promoted energy efficiency and renewable energy to an estimated 3505

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 | Department of  

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 October 1, 2013 - 2:09pm Addthis ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT - FY 2013 In 2013 the program operated above the 6 year average and 6 year high, and participation increased by adding 13 new program locations. Southeastern Power Administration and its partners conducted 32 training events which directly impacted 855 trainees, and our outreach efforts promoted energy efficiency and renewable energy to an estimated 3505

346

Efficient Water Use & Management  

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Water Use Water Use Goal 4: Efficient Water Use & Management Aware of the arid climate of northern New Mexico, water reduction and conservation remains a primary concern at LANL. Energy Conservation» Efficient Water Use & Management» High Performance Sustainable Buildings» Greening Transportation» Green Purchasing & Green Technology» Pollution Prevention» Science Serving Sustainability» ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GOALS at LANL Sanitary Effluent Reclamation Facility: Using reverse osmosis to superpurify water reduces bacterial growth and mineral build up, allowing the system to circulate water up to four times in the High-Performance Computing Center. LANSCE cooling towers circulate water for evaporative cooling. LANL is testing methods for decreased water and chemical use at this location. Gabriel C. Herrera of LANL checks gauges on piping inside the Sanitary Effluent Reclamation Facility (SERF). Sanitary Effluent Reclamation Facility: In an effort to reduce water consumption, the SERF was constructed to treat and process sanitary effluent water used for cooling the supercomputing facilities. Sandia Canyon: Water from the SERF is used to keep the wetlands healthy to transform hexavalent into trivalent chromium.

347

Evaluating Memory Energy Efficiency in Parallel I/O Workloads  

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Evaluating Memory Energy Efficiency in Parallel I/O Workloads Jianhui Yue,Yifeng Zhu , Zhao Cai the ever- widening gap between disk and processor speeds, memory energy efficiency becomes an increasingly management policies heavily influence the overall memory energy efficiency. In partic- ular, under the same

Zhu, Yifeng

348

Super-compound Engines Enable Multifuel Vehicles to Match Efficiency  

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Super-compound Engines Enable Multifuel Vehicles to Match Efficiency of Diesel-powered Vehicles is a 30 percent increase in lightload efficiency for a 2.0 liter (L) General Motors Ecotec engine in the last 25 years. Lightduty truck engines historically have poor efficiency, converting only 20 percent

349

Plant growth is influenced by glutamine synthetase-catalyzed nitrogen metabolism  

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Ammonia assimilation has been implicated as participating in regulation of nitrogen fixation in free-living bacteria. In fact, these simple organisms utilize an integrated regulation of carbon and nitrogen metabolism; we except to observe an integration of nitrogen and carbon fixation in plants; how could these complex systems grow efficiently and compete in the ecosystem without coordinating these two crucial activities We have been investigating the role of ammonia assimilation regulating the complex symbiotic nitrogen fixation of legumes. Just as is observed in the simple bacterial systems, perturbation of ammonia assimilation in legumes results in increased overall nitrogen fixation. The perturbed plants have increased growth and total nitrogen fixation capability. Because we have targeted the first enyzme in ammonia assimilation, glutamine synthetase, this provides a marker that could be used to assist selection or screening for increased biomass yield. 45 refs., 4 tabs.

Langston-Unkefer, P.J.

1991-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

350

Low Carbon Growth Country Studies Program | Open Energy Information  

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Country Studies Program Country Studies Program Jump to: navigation, search Name Low Carbon Growth Country Studies Program Agency/Company /Organization Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Industry, Transportation Topics Background analysis, Baseline projection, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.esmap.org/esmap/ Country Poland, Republic of Macedonia UN Region Northern Europe References ESMAP-Macedonia-Low Carbon Growth Country Studies Program[1] References ↑ "ESMAP-Macedonia-Low Carbon Growth Country Studies Program" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Low_Carbon_Growth_Country_Studies_Program&oldid=576259"

351

Quantifying Energy Savings from Lean Manufacturing Productivity Increases  

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Quantifying Energy Savings from Lean Manufacturing Productivity Increases John Seryak Gary Epstein Mark D’Antonio Engineer jseryak@ers-inc.com President gepstein@ers-inc.com Vice President mdantonio@ers-inc.com Energy & Resource Solutions..., Inc. Haverhill, MA ABSTRACT A number of energy efficiency programs seek a reduction in the energy intensity of manufacturing processes. However, promoting energy efficiency through productivity improvements is not a widely accepted...

Seryak, J.; Epstein, G.; D'Antonio, M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

ENERGY EFFICIENT INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE  

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. D R A F T October 27, 2010, 11:34pm D R A F T #12;2 ENERGY EFFICIENT INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE FigureCHAPTER 1 ENERGY EFFICIENT INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE Weirong Jiang, Ph.D.1 , and Viktor K. Prasanna]. In other words, an IP address may match multiple prefixes, but only the longest D R A F T October 27, 2010

Prasanna, Viktor K.

353

Landscaping for energy efficiency  

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This publication by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory addresses the use of landscaping for energy efficiency. The topics of the publication include minimizing energy expenses; landscaping for a cleaner environment; climate, site, and design considerations; planning landscape; and selecting and planting trees and shrubs. A source list for more information on landscaping for energy efficiency and a reading list are included.

NONE

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Energy Efficiency Resource Standards Resources  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Energy efficiency resource standards mandate a quantified energy efficiency goal for an energy provider or jurisdiction within a predetermined timeframe.

355

Consumer Surplus in the Digital Economy: Estimating the Value of Increased Product Variety at Online Booksellers  

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We present a framework and empirical estimates that quantify the economic impact of increased product variety made available through electronic markets. While efficiency ...

Brynjolfsson, Erik

2003-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

356

Energy Efficient Data Centers  

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Energy Efficient Data Centers Energy Efficient Data Centers Title Energy Efficient Data Centers Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-54163 Year of Publication 2004 Authors Tschudi, William F., Tengfang T. Xu, Dale A. Sartor, Jonathan G. Koomey, Bruce Nordman, and Osman Sezgen Call Number LBNL-54163 Abstract Data Center facilities, prevalent in many industries and institutions are essential to Californias economy. Energy intensive data centers are crucial to Californias industries, and many other institutions (such as universities) in the state, and they play an important role in the constantly evolving communications industry. To better understand the impact of the energy requirements and energy efficiency improvement potential in these facilities, the California Energy Commissions PIER Industrial Program initiated this project with two primary focus areas: First, to characterize current data center electricity use; and secondly, to develop a research roadmap defining and prioritizing possible future public interest research and deployment efforts that would improve energy efficiency.

357

Appliance Efficiency Standards  

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6 6 Appliance Efficiency Standards Part 2 of 2: Policy process and consumer gains Part 1 of this article (CBS News, Spring 1995) discussed LBNL's role in setting federal appliance efficiency standards and presented an overview of the net national benefits of standards. Here, we examine the broader policy context for appliance standards and consumer benefits. Policy Context Appliance efficiency standards provide a minimum requirement for energy efficiency at the point of manufacture (or import). These standards seek to overcome market failures-including price distortions and transaction costs-that have historically given rise to a gap between observed and attainable product efficiencies. In this way, appliance standards complement information programs, utility DSM and other incentive programs,

358

The Efficient Window Collaborative  

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5 5 The Efficient Window Collaborative http://www.efficientwindows.org Energy-efficient windows make up only about 35% of the U.S. residential window market, even though they are cost-effective in approximately 80% or more of all applications. To ensure that efficient windows reach their optimum potential in homes throughout the U.S., the Department of Energy and key players in the U.S. window industry have formed the Efficient Window Collaborative (EWC). The EWC's goal is doubling the market share of efficient windows by 2005. With 31 charter members from the window and glass industries, the EWC is managed jointly by the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance to Save Energy and the Center for Building Science's Windows and Daylighting Group. The EWC serves as a focal point for voluntary

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efficiency | OpenEI  

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efficiency efficiency Dataset Summary Description View 2010 energy efficiency data from AeroSys Inc, Coaire, Cold Point, First Operations, LG Electronics, Nordyne, and Quietside manufacturers. Data includes cooling capacity, cooling performance, heating capacity, and heating performance. Spreadsheet was created by combining the tables in pdf files that are included in the zip file. Source Energy Applicance Data - United States Federal Trade Commission, www.ftc.gov Date Released Unknown Date Updated Unknown Keywords air conditioner central air conditioner efficiency efficient energy heat pump Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon 2010_CentralAC_All.xls (xls, 82.4 KiB) application/zip icon 2010CentralAirConditioner.zip (zip, 398.2 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review

360

efficient | OpenEI  

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efficient efficient Dataset Summary Description View 2010 energy efficiency data from AeroSys Inc, Coaire, Cold Point, First Operations, LG Electronics, Nordyne, and Quietside manufacturers. Data includes cooling capacity, cooling performance, heating capacity, and heating performance. Spreadsheet was created by combining the tables in pdf files that are included in the zip file. Source Energy Applicance Data - United States Federal Trade Commission, www.ftc.gov Date Released Unknown Date Updated Unknown Keywords air conditioner central air conditioner efficiency efficient energy heat pump Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon 2010_CentralAC_All.xls (xls, 82.4 KiB) application/zip icon 2010CentralAirConditioner.zip (zip, 398.2 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review

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361

Optimizing program increases field's profits  

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By combining benefits of several techniques to increase production and cut drilling and completion costs, Royal Oil and Gas Corp. has increased profitability on it leases in the AWP (Olmos) field, and made the operations economical in the 1988 price environment. The optimization program has included modifying fracture treatments, refracturing older wells, infill drilling, and down sizing of tubulars. Royal has also participated in consortium efforts to increase AWP (Olmos) production through analysis using a borehole televiewer, microfracturing, and history matching. Study of reservoir changes since the beginning of production has led Royal to alter its fracture stimulation designs to reduce treatment sizes that can further increase savings.

Huebinger, T.; Webster, D.; Chrisholm, P.; Venditto, J.; Hunt, J.

1988-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

362

High efficiency quasi-monochromatic infrared emitter  

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Incandescent radiation sources are widely used as mid-infrared emitters owing to the lack of alternative for compact and low cost sources. A drawback of miniature hot systems such as membranes is their low efficiency, e.g., for battery powered systems. For targeted narrow-band applications such as gas spectroscopy, the efficiency is even lower. In this paper, we introduce design rules valid for very generic membranes demonstrating that their energy efficiency for use as incandescent infrared sources can be increased by two orders of magnitude.

Brucoli, Giovanni; Besbes, Mondher; Benisty, Henri, E-mail: henri.benisty@institutoptique.fr; Greffet, Jean-Jacques [Laboratoire Charles Fabry, UMR 8501, Institut d’Optique, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud 11, 2, Avenue Augustin Fresnel, 91127 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Bouchon, Patrick; Haïdar, Riad [Office National d’Études et de Recherches Aérospatiales, Chemin de la Hunière, 91761 Palaiseau (France)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

363

Water-use efficiency and transpiration efficiency of wheat under rain-fed conditions and supplemental irrigation in a Mediterranean-type environment  

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Growth and water use were measured in wheat (Triticum aestivum ... over five seasons 1991/92–1995/96. Water use was partitioned into transpiration (T)...s) using Ritchie's model, and water-use efficiency (WUE) an...

Heping Zhang; Theib Y. Oweis; Sonia Garabet; Mustafa Pala

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Energy Efficiency Program Administration Powerpoint Presentation...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Efficiency Program Administration Powerpoint Presentation Energy Efficiency Program Administration Powerpoint Presentation Energy Efficiency Program Administration Powerpoint...

365

Data Center Efficiency and IT Equipment Reliability at Wider Operating Temperature and Humidity Ranges  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

provides an overview of how operators of data centers can increase energy efficiency at wider operating temperatures and humidity ranges

366

Power Station Efficiency Control: a Treatise for the Power Station Engineer on Boiler-Room Efficiency, Turbine-Room Efficiency, Heat Balance Control, Methods of Recording and Tabulating Operating Results and Keeping a Day to Day Check on Operating Efficiency  

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... improvements have been made in recent years, with a consequent increase in the over-all efficiency of generation. All the coal used is now weighed with high accuracy. The temperature ... , thanks to scientific investigations, there are power stations in various places with a thermal efficiency of more than 18 per cent. Most of the improvement is due to increased ...

1924-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

367

SuperTruck Making Leaps in Fuel Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The recent SuperTruck demonstration at the Energy Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C., showed off a new Class 8 tractor-trailer that achieves a 20% increase in engine efficiency and a 70% increase in freight efficiency, reaching over 10

368

Efficiency Maine Multifamily Efficiency Program | Department of Energy  

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Efficiency Maine Multifamily Efficiency Program Efficiency Maine Multifamily Efficiency Program Efficiency Maine Multifamily Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Maine Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Upon approval of Energy Reduction Plan: $100 prescriptive path per apartment unit; $200 modeling path per apartment unit Upon approval of installations: $1400 all paths or 50% of installed cost (whichever is less) Efficiency Maine's Multifamily Efficiency Program offers incentives to multifamily residency building owners for improving energy efficiency. Residencies must have 5 to 20 apartment units to qualify for this rebate.

369

Energy Efficiency in Cold-Weather High-End Custom Homes.  

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??Nationally, there is increasing interest in energy efficient homes due to growing energy costs and increased awareness. However, many builders haven’t yet incorporated energy saving… (more)

Kearl, Joseph R 1977-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency in Cold-Weather High-End Custom Homes.  

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??Nationally, there is increasing interest in energy efficient homes due to growing energy costs and increased awareness. However, many builders haven't yet incorporated energy saving… (more)

Kearl, Joseph R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Consortium for Energy Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ti ti M k t o p p y Accelerating Markets for Super Efficient for Super Efficient Products and Services Federal Utility Partnership W rking Gro 2009 Fall Working Group 2009 Fall Meeting Ed Wisniewski Deputy Director November 19, 2009 Ontario, CA Who We Are Who We Are Created in 1991 by y administrators of ratepayer-funded EE programs and non- profits As their organization to: * Leverag ge efficiency y resources ( (US & Canada) ) to address structural market barrier & capture greater total savings * Sh Share "b "best" t" practi tices * Identify common needs to enhance savings impacts impacts 3 Who We Are Who We Are Nonprofit Governed and funded by members and sponsors 118 members from states and provinces with ratepayer-funded efficiency programs

372

Cost-Efficiency  

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Cost?efficiency is a goal that has been integrated by policy makers into all modern health care systems to control the expansion of costs over time. It relates to maximizing the quality of a comparable unit ...

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Water Application Efficiency  

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The net amount of water added to the root zone as a ... the root zone, thus reducing the application efficiency. Sprinkling irrigation may involve losses due to ... , offer the potential for relatively high appli...

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Low Income Efficiency  

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to serve as a starting point. Mission: The Northwest Public Power Regional Low-income Energy Efficiency Work Group aims to share information and develop best practices in order...

375

Buildings Energy Efficiency Policy  

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Efficiency Wind Biomass Natural Gas Combined Cycle Nuclear Coal IGCC Photovoltaics Rangeof · Emphasized lighting · Insulation, HVAC, motors, windows also significant · Savings typically 1-10% per

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

376

Energy Efficiency Resource Standard  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The California Legislature emphasized the importance of energy efficiency and established broad goals with the enactment of [http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/word_pdf/FINAL_DECISION/85995.pdf Assembly Bill...

377

Efficient distributed quantum computing  

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We provide algorithms for efficiently moving and addressing quantum memory in parallel. These imply that the standard circuit model can be simulated with a low overhead by a more realistic model of a distributed quantum ...

Beals, Robert

378

Electricity consumption from renewable and non-renewable sources and economic growth: Evidence from Latin American countries  

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Abstract This study explores the effect of renewable and non-renewable electricity consumption on economic growth in 18 Latin American countries. To achieve the goal of this study a panel Gross Domestic Product (GDP) model was constructed taking the period 1980–2010 into account. From the Pedroni cointegration test results it was found that renewable electricity consumption, non-renewable electricity consumption, labor, gross fixed capital formation, and total trade are cointegrated. Moreover, the panel Dynamic Ordinary Least Squares (DOLS) test results revealed that all above the mentioned variables have a long run positive effect on GDP growth in the investigated countries. The Vector Error-Correction (VEC) Granger causality model results revealed the existence of feedback causality between the variables. The results of the study indicated that renewable electricity consumption is more significant than non-renewable electricity consumption in promoting economic growth in the investigated countries in the long run and the short run. Based on the results of this study, it is recommended that the investigated countries should increase their investment on renewable energy projects to increase the role of electricity consumption from renewable sources. In addition, it is essential that these countries should reduce their non-renewable electricity consumption by increasing their energy efficiency and implementing energy saving projects. By applying these recommendations, these countries would be able to mitigate global warming and reduce their dependency on fossil fuel to increase their energy security.

Usama Al-mulali; Hassan Gholipour Fereidouni; Janice Y.M. Lee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Distillation: The Efficient Workhorse  

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DISTILLATION: THE EFFICIENT WORKHORSE Dan Steinmeyer Monsanto Company St. Louis, Missouri Distillation is inherently highly efficient: phase separation is clean it is relatively easy to build a mUltistage countercurrent device equilibrium... of separation to the work pmbedded in the reboiler and condenser thermal flows. The right application is one where the streams ? separated both exceed la' of the feed, relative volatility exceeds 1.2, and separation is complete - i.e. pure products...

Steinmeyer, D.

380

Residential heating oil prices increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

heating oil prices increase The average retail price for home heating oil rose 3.9 cents last week to 3.96 per gallon. That's down 2.6 cents from a year ago, based on the...

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381

Residential heating oil prices increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

5, 2014 Residential heating oil prices increase The average retail price for home heating oil rose 6.5 cents from a week ago to 4.24 per gallon. That's up 14.9 cents from a year...

382

Residential heating oil prices increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

heating oil prices increase The average retail price for home heating oil rose 5.4 cents from a week ago to 4.04 per gallon. That's up 4.9 cents from a year ago, based on the...

383

Residential heating oil prices increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

heating oil prices increase The average retail price for home heating oil rose 2.9 cents from a week ago to 3.98 per gallon. That's up 6-tenths of a penny from a year ago, based...

384

Residential heating oil prices increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

3, 2014 Residential heating oil prices increase The average retail price for home heating oil rose 4.4 cents from a week ago to 4.06 per gallon. That's up 4.1 cents from a year...

385

Residential heating oil prices increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

heating oil prices increase The average retail price for home heating oil rose 12 cents from a week ago to 4.18 per gallon. That's up 13 cents from a year ago, based on the...

386

Diesel prices continue to increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to increase The U.S. retail price for on-highway diesel fuel rose to its highest average since September at 3.95 a gallon. That's up 4.7 cents from a week...

387

Diesel prices continue to increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to increase The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel rose to 3.91 a gallon on Monday. That's up 7-tenths of a penny from a week ago, based...

388

Diesel prices continue to increase  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Diesel prices continue to increase The U.S. average retail price for on-highway diesel fuel rose to 3.98 a gallon. That's up 2.6 cents from a week ago, based on the weekly price...

389

Optimizing CO2 reduction conditions to increase carbon atom conversion using a Pt-RGO||Pt-TNT photoelectrochemical cell  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract This study aimed to determine the optimum conditions required to increase the carbon atom conversion rate in a Pt-RGO||Pt-TNT photoelectrochemical cell. The effects of Pt-RGO reduction time on CO2 conversion, voltage applied through the cell, catholyte pH, and pore size of nickel foam as a catalyst support were investigated. The conversion rate of C atoms initially increased and then decreased with increasing Pt-RGO reduction time, increasing electrolyte pH, and decreasing nickel foam pore size. Although carbon atom conversion showed sustainable growth as the applied voltage increased, the current efficiency of CO2 reduction products decreased because of enhanced proton interference when the voltage applied through the cell exceeds 2 V. A maximum carbon atom conversion rate of 1500 nmol/(cm2 h) was obtained by Pt-RGO reduction for 24 h when a 2 V voltage was applied through the cell, the catholyte pH was 8.8, and nickel foam with an average pore size of 160 ?m was used as a support. Under optimum conditions, the liquid product selectivity of CO2 reduction reached 99%. The results of the study indicate that RGO-based catalysts have potential use as blueprints for CO2 reduction.

Jun Cheng; Meng Zhang; Gai Wu; Xin Wang; Junhu Zhou; Kefa Cen

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

South Africa-Low Carbon Growth Strategy | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

South Africa-Low Carbon Growth Strategy South Africa-Low Carbon Growth Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name South Africa-ESMAP Low Carbon Growth Studies Program Agency/Company /Organization Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank Sector Energy, Land Focus Area Energy Efficiency, Transportation Topics GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs, Background analysis Resource Type Publications, Case studies/examples Website http://www.esmap.org/ Country South Africa Southern Africa References World Bank, ESMAP - Low Carbon Growth Country Studies - Getting Started[1] Overview "To facilitate the implementation of the Long-Term Mitigation Scenario developed by the Government of South Africa in 2006, the South Africa study focuses on building capacity for energy efficiency and demand-side

391

Alameda Municipal Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Residential Energy Efficiency Program Residential Energy Efficiency Program Alameda Municipal Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Construction Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Maximum Rebate Single family, duplex, or triplex: $960 per unit Multi-family dwelling (four or more units): $480 per unit. Program Info State California Program Type Utility Grant Program Rebate Amount Weatherization: 80% of the cost Do-It-Yourself Weatherization: 70% of the cost Provider Alameda Municipal Power Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) offers a grant to help its residential customers who have electric heat weatherize homes to increase efficiency.

392

Holy Cross Energy - WE CARE Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Coloado) Holy Cross Energy - WE CARE Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Coloado) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Program Info State Colorado Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies by measure or equipment type; see program web site Provider Holy Cross Energy Holy Cross Energy, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, has developed a voluntary carbon reduction strategy designed to slow the growth of carbon dioxide emissions created in the generation of electricity used by consumers. Eligible equipment includes CFL and LED bulbs, programmable

393

Energy Efficiency Indicators Methodology Booklet  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2000 NRCAN, 2006. Energy Efficiency Trends in Canada 1990 toResources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency, Ottawa.NRCAN, 2009. Energy Efficiency Trends in Canada 1990 to

Sathaye, Jayant

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Staging Laser Plasma Accelerators for Increased Beam Energy  

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Staging Laser Plasma Accelerators for Increased Beam Energy D. Panasenko, A. J. Shu, C. B., Berkeley, California 94720, USA Abstract. Staging laser plasma accelerators is an efficient way of mitigating laser pump depletion in laser driven accelerators and necessary for reaching high energies

Geddes, Cameron Guy Robinson

395

What's an ideal energy efficiency project?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

What?s an ideal energy efficiency project? 1 The Supermarket Industry 2 Supermarket Industry ? The?Project ? The?Challenges ? The?Benefits 3 How it started 4 The Project ? Supermarkets?? built?to?waste ?No...?natural?lighting?or?poor?design ? Excessive?artificial?lighting ?Open?refrigerated?cabinets ?Massive?heat/cool?fighting 5 What does this cause? ?Very?large?lighting?loads ? Increased?glare ?Huge?refrigeration?loads ?Cold?customers ? Increased?space?heating ?Poor...

Dazeley, J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Healthcare Facilities  

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Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Healthcare Facilities Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Healthcare Facilities Speaker(s): John Pappas Date: February 9, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Hospitals operate 24/7/365 and remain one of the highest energy consumers per building type. In today's Hospital environment we are seeing demand for energy continue to rise. Advanced technologies for diagnostics and treatment, increased areas where invasive procedures take place, doctor demands for lower temperatures, increased air quantities and filtration measures for improved indoor environmental quality, infection control strategies, and large data centers that power the digital world has led to an escalation in energy demand. How do we improve energy efficiency and lower energy consumption? Our discussion will explore current trends of

397

Water Efficiency Program Prioritization  

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Efficiency Program Efficiency Program Prioritization Federal Energy Management Program Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy January 2009 Will Lintner (william.lintner@ee.doe.gov) Federal Energy Management The Goal - EO 13423 Beginning in 2008, Federal agencies must reduce water consumption intensity through life- effective measures, relative to the baseline of the agency's water consumption in fiscal year 2007 by 2 percent annually through the end of FY 2015 or 16 percent by the end of FY 2015. 2 Water Use Intensit ty (gal/sqft) Federal Sector Glide-Path to Meeting WUI Reduction Goal 55 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 FY 07 FY 08 FY 09 FY 10 FY 11 FY 12 FY 13 FY 14 FY 15 Total Federal sector FY07 WUI Glide-Path for meeting WUI reduction goal (16%) 3 Next Steps * Compile Water Data FY 2008. The baseline for water

398

Efficient Data Transfer Protocols  

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Efficient Efficient Data Transfer Protocols for Big Data Brian Tierney ∗ , Ezra Kissel † , Martin Swany † , Eric Pouyoul ∗ ∗ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94270 † School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 Abstract-Data set sizes are growing exponentially, so it is important to use data movement protocols that are the most efficient available. Most data movement tools today rely on TCP over sockets, which limits flows to around 20Gbps on today's hardware. RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) is a promising new technology for high-performance network data movement with minimal CPU impact over circuit-based infrastructures. We compare the performance of TCP, UDP, UDT, and RoCE over high latency 10Gbps and 40Gbps network paths, and show that RoCE-based data transfers can fill a 40Gbps path using much less CPU than other protocols.

399

EIA Energy Efficiency-  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

- Energy Efficiency, energy consumption - Energy Efficiency, energy consumption savings households, buildings, industry & vehicles Energy Savings Links Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency > Energy Savings Energy Savings saving energy in all sectors Last Page Modified: August 2010 All Sectors, Home, Commercial Building , Automobile Transportation, Manufacturing, Federal Government Program, Nonprofit and Other Organizations These links are provided solely as a service to our customers, and therefore should not be construed as advocating or reflecting any position of the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, EIA does not guarantee the content or accuracy of any information presented in linked sites. If you have an "Energy Savings" web site that may be an appropriate link for this site, please contact us if you wish to be listed on this page.

400

Energy Efficient Commercial Technologies  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Commercial Technologies April 11th, 2012 Presented by: Warren Willits Energy Solutions Center (202) 824-7150 www.ESCenter.org Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Spring 2012 Jekyll Island, GA Todays Energy Efficient Technologies  Water Heating  Heating  Air Conditioning  Humidity Control  CHP / Cogeneration Atmospheric Direct Vent High Efficiency .7 EF Atmospheric water heaters now available 97 % efficient tank water heaters now available Traditional Tank Style Water Heating  Tankless Water Heaters  EF = .82 Standard Unit  EF = .97 Condensing  Solar Water Heaters  With H.E. gas back up systems Newer Water Heaters Water Heater Life Cycle Cost Life Cycle Costs Electric Tank Water Heater Gas Water Heater

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401

Increasing Kolmogorov Complexity Harry Buhrman  

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Increasing Kolmogorov Complexity Harry Buhrman Lance Fortnow Ilan Newman Nikolai Vereshchagin b(n, l) denote the binomial sum: b(n, l) = n 0 + n 1 + · · · + n l . Theorem 2 (Harper). Let J 2n . Take all the strings with less than l ones and take J - l first strings with l ones

Fortnow, Lance

402

3, 871894, 2006 FACE increased  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

BGD 3, 871­894, 2006 FACE increased physical protection of soil C M. R. Hoosbeek et al. Title Page-friendly Version Interactive Discussion EGU Biogeosciences Discuss., 3, 871­894, 2006 www.biogeosciences-discuss.net/3/871/2006/ © Author(s) 2006. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Biogeosciences

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

403

Most efficient quantum thermoelectric at finite power output  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Machines are only Carnot efficient if they are reversible, but then their power output is vanishingly small. Here we ask, what is the maximum efficiency of an irreversible device with finite power output? We use a nonlinear scattering theory to answer this question for thermoelectric quantum systems; heat engines or refrigerators consisting of nanostructures or molecules that exhibit a Peltier effect. We find that quantum mechanics places an upper bound on both power output, and on the efficiency at any finite power. The upper bound on efficiency equals Carnot efficiency at zero power output, but decays with increasing power output. It is intrinsically quantum (wavelength dependent), unlike Carnot efficiency. This maximum efficiency occurs when the system lets through all particles in a certain energy window, but none at other energies. A physical implementation of this is discussed, as is the suppression of efficiency by a phonon heat flow.

Robert S. Whitney

2014-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

404

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Staples Delivers on Fuel Efficiency  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Staples Delivers on Staples Delivers on Fuel Efficiency to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Staples Delivers on Fuel Efficiency on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Staples Delivers on Fuel Efficiency on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Staples Delivers on Fuel Efficiency on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Staples Delivers on Fuel Efficiency on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Staples Delivers on Fuel Efficiency on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Staples Delivers on Fuel Efficiency on AddThis.com... April 7, 2011 Staples Delivers on Fuel Efficiency " Over time, we'll look to increase the number of these trucks in the Staples fleet as an effective way to service our delivery customers while reducing

405

Energy-Efficient Capacity Upgrade in Optical Networks with Mixed Line Rates  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We investigate the energy-efficient network upgrade problem. The traffic growth in a mixed-line-rate (10/40/100 Gbps) optical network is supported through both non-disruptive and...

Nag, Avishek; Tornatore, Massimo; Wang, Ting; Mukherjee, Biswanath

406

Exploring MapReduce Efficiency with Highly-Distributed Data  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

is also distributed, e.g. data is collected in separate data center loca- tions, the most efficient-performance computing over large data sets in large-scale platforms. Fueling this growth is the emergence of cloud several distributed data sources, i.e., large-scale data could be collected in separate data center

Chandra, Abhishek

407

Energy Efficiency Links  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Energy Energy Efficiency Organizations Energy Efficiency Organizations Release Date: October 1999 Last Updated: Septembert 2009 EIA Links Disclaimer: These pages contain hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links provide additional information that may be useful or interesting and are being provided consistent with the intended purpose of the EIA website. EIA does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. EIA does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, the views they express, or the products and services they offer. U.S. Federal Government / Regional / U.S. Nonprofit / International U.S. Federal Government and Related Agencies

408

Energy Efficiency for the Nunamiut People  

SciTech Connect

The goal of this project is to upgrade existing building facilities owned by Nunamiut Corporation in Anaktuvuk Pass, AK. The upgrades mentioned will include lighting, heating system, insulation and smart control units designed to increase the energy efficiency of Village Corporation owned buildings.

Goodman, Dan

2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

409

Energy Efficiency Indicators Methodology Booklet  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Best Practice Indicates technical potential Actual energy efficiencyenergy efficiency over time. Building on past OECD experience and best practices,best practices. Figure 4. Plant Benchmarking Energy Efficiency

Sathaye, Jayant

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Behavior Based Energy Efficiency (BBEE)  

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Behavior Based Energy Efficiency Program Profiles 2011 Introduction Behavior based energy efficiency (BBEE) programs focus on energy savings resulting from changes in individual or...

411

Water Efficiency | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Water Efficiency Water Efficiency Water is one of our most precious natural resources, and although the United States has an abundant supply, it is not evenly distributed...

412

Center for Energy Efficient Materials  

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Plastic Solar Solid State Lighting High-Efficiency Solar Cells Thermoelectrics Undergraduate Internship Program Overview The Center for Energy Efficient Materials (CEEM) is an...

413

Obama Administration Launches $130 Million Building Energy Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Launches $130 Million Building Energy Launches $130 Million Building Energy Efficiency Effort Obama Administration Launches $130 Million Building Energy Efficiency Effort February 12, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - The Obama Administration today announced a multi-agency initiative to spur regional economic growth while making buildings more energy efficient. Seven federal agencies today issued a combined Funding Opportunity Announcement of up to $129.7 million over five years to create a regional research center that will develop new building efficiency technologies and work with local partners to implement the technologies in area buildings. Buildings account for nearly 40 percent of U.S. energy consumption and carbon emissions. Improvements in building efficiency will provide significant benefits - reducing energy use, lowering utility bills and

414

Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Weatherization |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Weatherization Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Weatherization December 9, 2013 - 9:37am Addthis Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Weatherization David Danielson David Danielson Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy KEY FACTS Since 2009, more than 1.1 million homes throughout the country have been weatherized More than 15,000 additional workers were hired to support this work Watch live coverage of today's weatherization event at the White House starting at 2 p.m. EST Since 2009, when the Energy Department seized a major opportunity to invest $5 billion through our Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to stimulate job growth and help families affected by the economic recession, we have

415

Coordination of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response  

SciTech Connect

This paper reviews the relationship between energy efficiency and demand response and discusses approaches and barriers to coordinating energy efficiency and demand response. The paper is intended to support the 10 implementation goals of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency's Vision to achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2025. Improving energy efficiency in our homes, businesses, schools, governments, and industries - which consume more than 70 percent of the nation's natural gas and electricity - is one of the most constructive, cost-effective ways to address the challenges of high energy prices, energy security and independence, air pollution, and global climate change. While energy efficiency is an increasingly prominent component of efforts to supply affordable, reliable, secure, and clean electric power, demand response is becoming a valuable tool in utility and regional resource plans. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) estimated the contribution from existing U.S. demand response resources at about 41,000 megawatts (MW), about 5.8 percent of 2008 summer peak demand (FERC, 2008). Moreover, FERC recently estimated nationwide achievable demand response potential at 138,000 MW (14 percent of peak demand) by 2019 (FERC, 2009).2 A recent Electric Power Research Institute study estimates that 'the combination of demand response and energy efficiency programs has the potential to reduce non-coincident summer peak demand by 157 GW' by 2030, or 14-20 percent below projected levels (EPRI, 2009a). This paper supports the Action Plan's effort to coordinate energy efficiency and demand response programs to maximize value to customers. For information on the full suite of policy and programmatic options for removing barriers to energy efficiency, see the Vision for 2025 and the various other Action Plan papers and guides available at www.epa.gov/eeactionplan.

Goldman, Charles; Reid, Michael; Levy, Roger; Silverstein, Alison

2010-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

416

Energy Efficiency of Future Networks Energy Efficient Transmission in  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Efficiency of Future Networks Part 1: Energy Efficient Transmission in Classical Wireless #12;Goals Energy Efficiency: What it meant last decade; what it means today From a communication network design perspective what should we care about for energy efficient design of cellular

Ulukus, Sennur

417

Surface roughening, columnar growth and intrinsic stress formation in amorphous CuTi films  

SciTech Connect

The growth of amorphous CuTi films, prepared by electron beam evaporation, is investigated by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) and in situ measurements of intrinsic mechanical stresses (ISM). In early growth stages the films develop compressive stresses and, with increasing film thickness, a crossover to tensile stresses. In the same thickness range the STM investigations show a change in the growth mode. The experiments suggest a transition from planar growth with statistical surface roughening to columnar growth.

Huelsen, U.V.; Geyer, U. [Physikalisches Inst., Goettingen (Germany); Thiyagarajan, P. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Energy Efficiency Revitalization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

To set the tone for my remarks I will start by saying- today, energy efficiency is a tough sell. In General Motors, our plant engineering people, faced with headcount deductions, budget cuts, and capital spending constraints are up to their “you...

Kelly, R. L.

419

Thermistor mount efficiency calibration  

SciTech Connect

Thermistor mount efficiency calibration is accomplished by use of the power equation concept and by complex signal-ratio measurements. A comparison of thermistor mounts at microwave frequencies is made by mixing the reference and the reflected signals to produce a frequency at which the amplitude and phase difference may be readily measured.

Cable, J.W.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

International Conference Water Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

International Conference Water Efficiency in Urban Areas Concepts, Technologies, Socio Economics for PostersRegistration via Fax: +49 941 29688-17 Yes, I will participate International Conference Water of the invoice. Payment must be received no later than 14 days before the conference begins (it has to be sett

Wehrli, Bernhard

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421

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy  

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.S. Energy Consumption U.S. Primary Energy Consumption by Source and Sector Share of Energy Consumed byEnergy Efficiency & Renewable Energy 2010 Fuel Cell Project Kick-off Dr. Dimitrios Papageorgopoulos Fuel Cells Team Leader U.S. Department of Energy gy Fuel Cell Technologies Program September 28

422

Energy Efficiency Technologies  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

State, local, and tribal governments can work with building and facility owners, homeowners, industry, and city energy managers to implement cost-effective energy efficiency technologies that provide the same energy requirements and services as current technologies—but with less energy demand.

423

Pulsed Helium Ion Beam Induced Deposition: A Means to High Growth Rates  

SciTech Connect

The sub-nanometer beam of a helium ion microscope was used to study and optimize helium-ion beam induced deposition of PtC nanopillars with the (CH{sub 3}){sub 3}Pt(CPCH{sub 3}) precursor. The beam current, beam dwell time, precursor refresh time, and beam focus have been independently varied. Continuous beam exposure resulted in narrow but short pillars, while pulsed exposure resulted in thinner and higher ones. Furthermore, at short dwell times the deposition efficiency was very high, especially for a defocused beam. Efficiencies were measured up to 20 times the value for continuous exposure conditions. The interpretation of the experimental data was aided by a Monte Carlo simulation of the deposition. The results indicate that two regimes are operational in ion beam induced deposition (IBID). In the first one, the adsorbed precursor molecules originally present in the beam interaction region decompose. After the original precursor layer is consumed, further depletion is averted and growth continues by the supply of molecules via adsorption and surface diffusion. Depletion around the beam impact site can be distinguished from depletion on the flanges of the growing pillars. The Monte Carlo simulations for low precursor surface coverage reproduce measured growth rates, but predict considerably narrower pillars, especially at short dwell times. Both the experiments and the simulations show that the pillar width rapidly increases with increasing beam diameter. Optimal writing strategy, good beam focusing, and rapid beam positioning are needed for efficient and precise fabrication of extended and complex nanostructures by He-IBID.

Alkemade, Paul F. A. [Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands; Miro, Hozanna [Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands; Van Veldhoven, Emile [TNO Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory; Maas, Diederick [TNO Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory; Smith, Daryl [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Rack, P. D. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Energy Efficiency Governance HANDBOOK www.iea.org/efficiencyEnergy Efficiency Governance Handbook  

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countries through collective response to physical disruptions in oil supply and to advise member countries on sound energy policy. The IEA carries out a comprehensive programme of energy co-operation among 28 advanced economies, each of which is obliged to hold oil stocks equivalent to 90 days of its net imports. The Agency aims to: n Secure member countries ’ access to reliable and ample supplies of all forms of energy; in particular, through maintaining effective emergency response capabilities in case of oil supply disruptions. n Promote sustainable energy policies that spur economic growth and environmental protection in a global context – particularly in terms of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change. n Improve transparency of international markets through collection and analysis of energy data. n Support global collaboration on energy technology to secure future energy supplies and mitigate their environmental impact, including through improved energy efficiency and development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. n Find solutions to global energy challenges through engagement and dialogue with non-member countries, industry, international organisations and other stakeholders. IEA member countries: © OECD/IEA, 2010 International Energy Agency 9 rue de la Fédération

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425

Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Smart Grid Implementation Workshop Breakout Group Report, a discussion of metrics for smart grid implementation. The following major caveats and findings were identified: Optimizing asset utilization and operating efficiently depends on proper integration of technologies with business processes and associated IT Build metrics, by definition, need to be updated regularly to reflect new technology Build metrics should not be technology prescriptive or result innarrowing technology options for Smart Grid (should be as "technology agnostic"as possible) Build metrics need to differentiate between statistics

426

Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Smart Grid Implementation Workshop Breakout Group Report, a discussion of metrics for smart grid implementation. The following major caveats and findings were identified: Optimizing asset utilization and operating efficiently depends on proper integration of technologies with business processes and associated IT Build metrics, by definition, need to be updated regularly to reflect new technology Build metrics should not be technology prescriptive or result innarrowing technology options for Smart Grid (should be as "technology agnostic"as possible) Build metrics need to differentiate between statistics

427

Efficiency United (Gas) - Residential Efficiency Program | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Efficiency United (Gas) - Residential Efficiency Program Efficiency United (Gas) - Residential Efficiency Program Efficiency United (Gas) - Residential Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Appliances & Electronics Construction Design & Remodeling Other Ventilation Manufacturing Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate Weatherization Measures: 50% of the cost Windows: $150 Water Heaters/Clothes Washers: 1 Pipe Wrap: Limit of 10 linear ft. Faucet Aerators: 2 High Efficiency Shower Head: 2 Program Info State Michigan Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Boiler: $200 Furnace: $100 - $200

428

Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages In June 2011, President Obama released A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid which set out a four-pillared strategy for modernizing the electric grid. The initiative directed billions of dollars toward investments in 21st century smart grid technologies focused at increasing the grid's efficiency, reliability, and resilience, and making it less vulnerable to weather-related outages and reducing the time it takes to restore power after an outage occurs. Grid resilience is increasingly important as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of severe weather. Greenhouse gas emissions are elevating air and water temperatures around the world. Scientific research

429

Public Finance Mechanisms to Catalyze Sustainable Energy Sector Growth |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Public Finance Mechanisms to Catalyze Sustainable Energy Sector Growth Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Public Finance Mechanisms to Catalyze Sustainable Energy Sector Growth Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Topics: Finance, Market analysis Resource Type: Publications Website: www.sefalliance.org/fileadmin/media/base/downloads/SEFI_Public_Finance Public Finance Mechanisms to Catalyze Sustainable Energy Sector Growth Screenshot

430

Strengthening Planning Capacity for Low Carbon Growth in Developing Asia |  

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for Low Carbon Growth in Developing Asia for Low Carbon Growth in Developing Asia Jump to: navigation, search Name Strengthening Planning Capacity for Low Carbon Growth in Developing Asia Agency/Company /Organization Asian Development Bank Partner Japan, United Kingdom Sector Climate, Energy Focus Area Non-renewable Energy, Buildings, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas, Grid Assessment and Integration, People and Policy, Transportation Topics Baseline projection, GHG inventory, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis, Policies/deployment programs Program Start 2011 Program End 2013 Country Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia

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Game theory analysis of aircraft manufacturer innovation strategies in the face of increasing airline fuel costs  

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The air transportation system is a vital infrastructure that enables economic growth and provides significant social benefits. Future increases and volatility in crude oil prices, as well as environmental charges, are ...

Morrison, James K. D. (James Kelley Douglas)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Household transitions to energy efficient lighting  

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Abstract New energy efficient lighting technologies can significantly reduce household electricity consumption, but adoption has been slow. A unique dataset of German households is used in this paper to examine the factors associated with the replacement of old incandescent lamps (ILs) with new energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light emitting diodes (LEDs). The ‘rebound’ effect of increased lamp luminosity in the transition to energy efficient bulbs is analyzed jointly with the replacement decision to account for household self-selection in bulb-type choice. Results indicate that the EU ban on \\{ILs\\} accelerated the pace of transition to \\{CFLs\\} and LEDs, while storage of bulbs significantly dampened the speed of the transition. Higher lighting needs and bulb attributes like energy efficiency, environmental friendliness, and durability spur IL replacement with \\{CFLs\\} or LEDs. Electricity gains from new energy efficient lighting are mitigated by 23% and 47% increases in luminosity for CFL and LED replacements, respectively. Model results suggest that taking the replacement bulb from storage and higher levels of education dampen the magnitude of these luminosity rebounds in IL to CFL transitions.

Bradford Mills; Joachim Schleich

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Policies for eliminating low-efficiency production capacities and improving energy efficiency of energy-intensive industries in China  

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Abstract China faced the greatest challenge in balancing its economic growth, energy and resource security as well as environmental pollution. The energy-intensive industries, which used to be the major force driving China?s economic growth, had seriously exhausted the countries? natural resources and energy, and at the same time polluted the environment because of the severe surplus of low-efficiency production capacities. As a result, the Chinese government had initiated multiple economic and administrative policies to eliminate these low-efficiency production capacities intended to improve the energy efficiency of energy-intensive industries. These policies are summarized in this paper, along with export tax rebating rate, resource tax, administrative audit and approvals, differential electric power pricing and shutting down the low-efficiency production capacities. The paper also evaluates the effects of these policies by analyzing several key indicators about the energy-intensive industries, including fixed asset investment growth rate, energy-intensity of industrial added-value, waste gas emission-intensity of industrial added-value. The VALDEX methodology is selected to examine the improving trends of energy-efficiency for energy-intensive industries. The analyzing results show that firstly the development of low-efficiency capacities tends to be more sensitive to the policies, so the policies that China had enacted really exert very important effects on improving the energy-efficiency of energy-intensive industries. However, the effects of economic policies seem more faster and obvious than the fiscal policies. Besides, the results also show that polices which are designed to reserve energy may not necessarily exert the same effects on reducing emissions. There is still large room for improving the energy efficiency of energy-intensive industries, substantial improvement still needs to be done for current policies’ system. Some suggestions for future work are provided.

Li Li; Jianjun Wang; Zhongfu Tan; Xinquan Ge; Jian Zhang; Xiaozhe Yun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Insulation products promote thermal efficiency  

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The judicious use of thermal insulation products in non-residential buildings can provide a number of advantages including increased energy efficiency, lower first costs (by avoiding overside HVAC systems), improved fire safety and better acoustics. Thermal insulation products are those products which retard the flow of heat energy. Materials include glass, plastics, and organic materials such as wood fibers, vermiculite and perlite. Forms range from the familiar batts and blankets of glass fibers to foamed plastic, rigid boards, losse fill and systems combining two or more products, such as polystyrene boards covered with insulating plaster. The R values of selected insulation materials with a cost/sq. ft. of each material at R 10 are given. Costs cover both the material and installation and may vary depending on local conditions.

Chalmers, R.

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal comfort assessment and potential for energy efficiency enhancement in modern tropical buildings: A review  

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Abstract The rapid growth in population and economy activities in the tropical countries has led to an increase in energy consumption which hastens the depletion of available energy resources. The building sector is one of the major end users of energy. On the other hand, the air conditioning system is viewed as an important tool to sustain and improve thermal comfort of occupants, but this system is often the biggest energy consumer in buildings. This has raised concerns on efficient use of the air conditioning system for reduction in energy cost. In order to identify the thermal comfort perception of occupants as well as energy conservation potentials in tropical buildings, various thermal comfort assessments were conducted which included field surveys and chamber studies. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the energy efficiency improvement potentials in air-conditioned tropical buildings by considering thermal comfort of occupants. Some of the studies conducted in the institutes of learning, offices and residential were reviewed and focus was placed on the thermal comfort studies that emphasis on balance between energy efficiency and thermal comfort. It was estimated that a reduction of 2150 GWh of energy demand annually in Malaysia can be achieved if the thermostat set-point is set higher by 2 °C, together with a reduction of 3 × 109 lbs (1.36 × 109 kg) of greenhouse gases. Besides, the use of computational simulation tools for prediction of thermal comfort and adaptive behaviour of people in the tropics towards their immediate thermal environment are also highlighted.

Qi Jie Kwong; Nor Mariah Adam; B.B. Sahari

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical and economic analysis of energy efficiency of Chinese room air conditioners  

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China has experienced tremendous growth in the production and sales of room air conditioners over the last decade. Although minimum room air conditioner energy efficiency standards have been in effect since 1989, no efforts were made during most of the 1990's to update the standard to be more reflective of current market conditions. In 1999, China's State Bureau of Technical Supervision (SBTS) included in their annual plan the development and revision of the 1989 room air conditioner standard, and experts from SBTS worked together with LBNL to analyze the new standards. Based on the engineering and life cycle-cost analyses performed, the most predominant type of room air conditioner in the Chinese market (split-type with a cooling capacity between 2500 and 4500 W (8500 Btu/h and 15,300Btu/h)) can have its efficiency increased cost-effectively to an energy efficiency ratio (EER) of 2.92 W/W (9.9 Btu/hr/W). If an EER standard of 2.92 W/W became effective in 2001, Chinese consumers would be estimated to save over 3.5 billion Yuan (420 million U.S. dollars) over the period of 2001-2020. Carbon emissions over the same period would be reduced by approximately 12 million metric tonnes.

Fridley, David G.; Rosenquist, Gregory; Jiang, Lin; Li, Aixian; Xin, Dingguo; Cheng, Jianhong

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Appliance Efficiency Standards and Price Discrimination  

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Appliance Efficiency Standards and Price Discrimination Appliance Efficiency Standards and Price Discrimination Title Appliance Efficiency Standards and Price Discrimination Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-6283E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Spurlock, Anna C. Date Published 05/2013 Keywords EES-EG Abstract I explore the effects of two simultaneous changes in minimum energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR standards for clothes washers. Adapting the Mussa and Rosen (1978) and Ronnen (1991) second-degree price discrimination model, I demonstrate that clothes washer prices and menus adjusted to the new standards in patterns consistent with a market in which firms had been price discriminating. In particular, I show evidence of discontinuous price drops at the time the standards were imposed, driven largely by mid-low efficiency segments of the market. The price discrimination model predicts this result. On the other hand, in a perfectly competition market, prices should increase for these market segments. Additionally, new models proliferated in the highest efficiency market segment following the standard changes. Finally, I show that firms appeared to use different adaptation strategies at the two instances of the standards

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Coordination of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response  

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Coordination of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Coordination of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Title Coordination of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Publication Type Report Refereed Designation Unknown Year of Publication 2010 Authors Goldman, Charles A., Michael Reid, Roger Levy, and Alison Silverstein Pagination 74 Date Published 01/2010 Publisher LBNL City Berkeley Keywords electricity markets and policy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department Abstract This paper reviews the relationship between energy efficiency and demand response and discusses approaches and barriers to coordinating energy efficiency and demand response. The paper is intended to support the 10 implementation goals of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency's Vision to achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2025.1 Improving energy efficiency in our homes, businesses, schools, governments, and industries-which consume more than 70 percent of the nation's natural gas and electricity-is one of the most constructive, cost-effective ways to address the challenges of high energy prices, energy security and independence, air pollution, and global climate change. While energy efficiency is an increasingly prominent component of efforts to supply affordable, reliable, secure, and clean electric power, demand response is becoming a valuable tool in utility and regional resource plans. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) estimated the contribution from existing U.S. demand response resources at about 41,000 megawatts (MW), about 5.8 percent of 2008 summer peak demand (FERC, 2008). Moreover, FERC recently estimated nationwide achievable demand response potential at 138,000 MW (14 percent of peak demand) by 2019 (FERC, 2009).2 A recent Electric Power Research Institute study estimates that "the combination of demand response and energy efficiency programs has the potential to reduce non-coincident summer peak demand by 157 GW" by 2030, or 14-20 percent below projected levels (EPRI, 2009a). This paper supports the Action Plan's effort to coordinate energy efficiency and demand response programs to maximize value to customers. For information on the full suite of policy and programmatic options for removing barriers to energy efficiency, see the Vision for 2025 and the various other Action Plan papers and guides available at www.epa.gov/eeactionplan.

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Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments | Department of Energy  

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Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments Details about the Industrial Energy Efficiency Assessments program and its implementation in...

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Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning | Department...  

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Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning Energy Efficiency Market Sustainable Business Planning, a presentation...

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Quadrennial Technology Review Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification...  

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Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification Workshop Documents Quadrennial Technology Review Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification Workshop Documents QTR Vehicle Efficiency and...

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Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection...  

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Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites Water Efficiency Improvements at Various Environmental Protection Agency Sites Water Efficiency...

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Using Transportation Technology to Increase Efficiencies in Shipping: Real Life Experience in Oak Ridge  

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D Dean Newton D Dean Newton Turnkey Transportation Services, LLC RFITS Program Briefing Radio Frequency Identification Transportation System Recognize the Reality 2 "When the rate of change inside an institution becomes slower than the rate of change outside, the end is in sight. The only question is when." Jack Welch, former CEO, General Electric Duplication is not Redundancy 3 Multiple Waste Management business systems exist across the Enterprise. They are duplicated across contractors and more than often, do not exchange data elements between systems and/or contractors. Different sites and contractors employ multiple processes and formulas to base business decisions associated with

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Fume Hood Sash Stickers Increases Laboratory Safety and Efficiency at Minimal Cost  

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confused by labels placed at 18 inches confused by labels placed at 18 inches that say "Place Sash here for Maximum Safety." The authors of these labels have confused "maximum" and "minimum", not realizing that a hood is least safe when fully open. A Basic Solution To address the confusion at the University of California, a lab manager and a hood safety specialist designed a bold vinyl sticker to attach on the exterior sidewall of a fume hood (Figure 1). The sticker cleverly uses the ubiquitous traffic light color scheme, with a red zone above 18 inches, and a large arrow pointing down with the words, "More Safe, Less Energy" changing from yellow at the midpoint to green at the bottom when the sash is closed completely. Interestingly,

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Increased enzyme binding to substrate is not necessary for more efficient cellulose hydrolysis  

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...ultrastructure, which was reported in a recent review article (1). However, the impact...the Department of Energy Great Lakes Bioenergy Research...based on the values available in the literature for CBH-I acting on cellulose...

Dahai Gao; Shishir P. S. Chundawat; Anurag Sethi; Venkatesh Balan; S. Gnanakaran; Bruce E. Dale

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Carbon Sequestration: Increasing CO2-Storage Efficiency through a CO2-Brine Displacement Approach  

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CO2 sequestration is one of the proposed methods for reducing anthropogenic CO2 emissions to the atmosphere and therefore mitigating global climate change. Few studies on storing CO2 in an aquifer have been conducted on a regional scale. This study...

Akinnikawe, Oyewande

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods of improving efficiency of drilling operations for increasing oil and gas production in Ukraine  

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The paper reports the main outcome of theoretical research, engineering development, and industrial design efforts to elaborate and implement a complex of technological solutions, equipment, and advanced material...

A. L. Maistrenko; M. O. Bondarenko; V. G. Gargin…

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing Efficiency of Fuel Ethanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass by Process Integration  

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(8-10) To our knowledge, the thermal integration of ethanol fermentation and thermochemical conversion of its residues has only been investigated for ethanol production from sugar cane and power cogeneration from the by-produced bagasse with an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) instead of a conventional single cycle. ... Considering the energetic value of the byproducts in Table 2 and the important heat requirement for distillation and rectification of the raw product to fuel quality of Figure 2(c), this section compares different alternatives for integrating the fuel production and the energy and exergy recovery processes. ... biofuels as well as to indicate the emerging challenges and opportunities of the application of process integration on such processes towards innovative and sustainable solns. ...

Martin Gassner; François Maréchal

2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Heat Exchanger Increases Cascade Cycle Efficiency for Natural Gas Liquefaction  

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Liquefaction of natural gas in large scale production facilities has become an accepted, competitive method for supplying fuel to energy-short areas within the past ten years. To reach attractive laid-down cos...

P. S. O’Neill; C. F. Gottzmann; J. W. Terbot

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outdoor and Indoor Testing to Increase the Efficiency and Durability of Flat Plate Solar Thermal Collectors  

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This paper presents the test performed on the solar thermal flat plate collector and the effect of saline aerosol on the solar thermal conversion; an assembly of testing rigs developed ... presented; the rigs all...

Daniela Ciobanu; Ion Visa; Anca Duta…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Process management principles for increasing the energy efficiency of manufacturing operations  

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Energy usage is a significant operating cost for manufacturing facilities in the United States, and interest in energy management has been rising of late, 2, 3]. One approach, recommended by the Environmental Protection ...

Espindle, L. P. (Leo P.)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Irrigation System Design for Maximizing Irrigation Efficiency and Increasing Rainfall Utilization  

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-precision application (LEPA) system, which rather than spraying water into the air at moderate to high pressures, distributes it directly to the furrow at very low pressure through drop tubes and orifice controlled emitters. This occurs as the system continuously moves...

Lyle, W. M.; Bordovsky, J. P.

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California: Energy-Efficient Glass Saves Energy Costs, Increases Personal Comfort  

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EERE's investment in View, Inc. has helped with the development of View Dynamic Glass--windows that adjust their tint, lightening and darkening with the sunlight.

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White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment and Increase Energy Efficiency  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

WASHINGTON - Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s effort to diversify our energy portfolio and cut energy waste, the Energy Department today announced a series of executive actions to expand the deployment of renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Altogether, these measures will bring the U.S. closer to its clean energy future, while protecting the environment and helping Americans save money by saving energy.

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China's Growing CO2 EmissionsA Race between Increasing Consumption and Efficiency Gains  

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In 1992 rural households represented over half of household expenditure and emissions and in 1997 the split was roughly equal, but by 2002 urban households spent and emitted about three times more than rural households. ... However, recent research suggests that if China and India strive to have similar income levels as Japan, technological improvements alone are unlikely to stabilize emissions (6). ...

Glen P. Peters; Christopher L. Weber; Dabo Guan; Klaus Hubacek

2007-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-Stage Variable Compression Ratio (VCR) System to Increase Efficiency in Gasoline Powertrains  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presents two-stage variable compression ratio mechanism realized by varying the connecting rod length, description of the system layout, working principle and expected fuel savings benefits when used in current and future gasoline engine concepts

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Fume Hood Sash Stickers Increases Laboratory Safety and Efficiency at Minimal Cost  

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confused by labels placed at 18 inches confused by labels placed at 18 inches that say "Place Sash here for Maximum Safety." The authors of these labels have confused "maximum" and "minimum", not realizing that a hood is least safe when fully open. A Basic Solution To address the confusion at the University of California, a lab manager and a hood safety specialist designed a bold vinyl sticker to attach on the exterior sidewall of a fume hood (Figure 1). The sticker cleverly uses the ubiquitous traffic light color scheme, with a red zone above 18 inches, and a large arrow pointing down with the words, "More Safe, Less Energy" changing from yellow at the midpoint to green at the bottom when the sash is closed completely. Interestingly,

458

Sustainability: Energy Efficiency  

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Sustainability: Energy Efficiency Sustainability: Energy Efficiency (Green Consulting Unit) Overview Walks students through the process of building a model home while considering 11 parameters that influence energy use, such as building orientation, room configuration, building envelope, and energy systems (heating, cooling, lighting, etc.). Objectives The students will be able to: Use models to learn how to maximize the comfort-conditioning of a home. Observe, gather, and analyze data from the model simulations. Draw conclusions from the data. Time Week 1 Period 1 (M) Introduction Period 2 (W) Activities 1, 2 Period 3 (F) Activities 3, 4 Week 2 Period 4 (M) Activities 5, 6, 7 Period 5 (W) Activities 8, 9, 10, 11 Period 6 (F) Activities Presentations and conclusion

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Process for Efficient CO  

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Efficient CO Efficient CO 2 Capture Using a Regenerable Sorbent Opportunity Research is active on the technologies titled "Process for CO 2 Capture Using a Regenerable Magnesium Hydroxide Sorbent" and "Process for Minimization of Steam Requirements and Enhancement of WGS with Warm Gas Temperature CO 2 Sorbent." These two related technologies are available for licensing and/or further collaborative research from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Overview Fossil fuels will be used to provide clean, affordable energy well into the 21st century, but there are concerns about impacts of greenhouse gases (GHGs), particularly carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from fossil fuels. Capture of carbon from fossil fuel plants can produce CO

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Energy Efficiency Financing  

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Financing Financing Cisco DeVries | May 6, 2011 The Second U.S-China Energy Efficiency Forum Goals for Financing Program Supports highly leveraged private capital Serves residential and commercial markets Supports reactive and proactive projects Private Capital Sources Reactive & Proactive Residential & Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Property owner repays bond through property tax bill (up to 20 years) Proceeds from revenue bond or other financing provided to property owner to pay for energy project Property owners voluntarily sign-up for financing and install energy projects City or county creates type of land-secured financing district or similar legal mechanism The Second U.S-China Energy Efficiency Forum Commercial PACE Benefits * No or Low Upfront Costs. Removes high first cost

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Product Efficiency Cases  

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product-efficiency-cases Office of Hearings and product-efficiency-cases Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en EXC-13-0004 - In the Matter of Liebherr Canada Ltd. http://energy.gov/oha/downloads/exc-13-0004-matter-liebherr-canada-ltd EXC-13-0004 - In the Matter of Liebherr Canada Ltd.

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Making Efficiency a More Efficient Business | Department of Energy  

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Making Efficiency a More Efficient Business Making Efficiency a More Efficient Business Making Efficiency a More Efficient Business July 10, 2012 - 2:10pm Addthis The Better Buildings Neighborhood Program is supporting an expanding energy efficiency workforce upgrading buildings in communities around the country. Roland Risser Roland Risser Program Director, Building Technologies Office What does this project do? Six Better Buildings case studies profile successful workforce development and incentive initiatives for energy efficiency professionals. The Business Models Guide helps professionals expand their services, establish business strategies around energy efficiency, and incorporate market sector perspectives into public-private partnerships. Even with the sweltering heat and relaxation that summer usually brings, the Energy Department's Better Buildings

463

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Selection Process for Replacement Windows Selection Process for Replacement Windows What are the benefits of energy-efficient windows? Energy & Cost Savings Improved Comfort Less Condensation Increased Light & View Reduced Fading Lower HVAC Costs How is window performance measured? U-factor Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Visible Transmittance Air Leakage Condensation Resistance Are there financing and incentive programs? Overview of Utility and State Programs Building Codes Energy Rating Programs 1. Assess Your Existing Windows Assess whether your windows should be repaired, retrofitted, or replaced. While most new windows have labels indicating their energy properties, such information is not often available for existing windows. Download Window Energy Efficiency Checklist for assistance. Window Replacement

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High efficiency incandescent lighting  

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Incandescent lighting structure. The structure includes a thermal emitter that can, but does not have to, include a first photonic crystal on its surface to tailor thermal emission coupled to, in a high-view-factor geometry, a second photonic filter selected to reflect infrared radiation back to the emitter while passing visible light. This structure is highly efficient as compared to standard incandescent light bulbs.

Bermel, Peter; Ilic, Ognjen; Chan, Walker R.; Musabeyoglu, Ahmet; Cukierman, Aviv Ruben; Harradon, Michael Robert; Celanovic, Ivan; Soljacic, Marin

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of elevated CO2 concentration on growth and water usage of tomato seedlings under different ammonium/nitrate ratios  

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Increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration is generally expected to enhance photosynthesis and growth of agricultural C3 vegetable crops, and therefore results in an increase in crop yield. However, little is known about the combined effect of elevated CO2 and N species on plant growth and development. Two growth-chamber experiments were conducted to determine the effects of NH4+/NO3? ratio and elevated CO2 concentration on the physiological development and water use of tomato seedlings. Tomato was grown for 45 d in containers with nutrient solutions varying in NH4+/NO3? ratios and CO2 concentrations in growth chambers. Results showed that plant height, stem thickness, total dry weight, dry weight of the leaves, stems and roots, G value (total plant dry weight/seedling days), chlorophyll content, photosynthetic rate, leaf-level and whole plant-level water use efficiency and cumulative water consumption of tomato seedlings were increased with increasing proportion of NO3? in nutrient solutions in the elevated CO2 treatment. Plant biomass, plant height, stem thickness and photosynthetic rate were 67%, 22%, 24% and 55% higher at elevated CO2 concentration than at ambient CO2 concentration, depending on the values of NH4+/NO3? ratio. These results indicated that elevating CO2 concentration did not mitigate the adverse effects of 100% NH4+-N (in nutrient solution) on the tomato seedlings. At both CO2 levels, NH4+/NO3? ratios of nutrient solutions strongly influenced almost every measure of plant performance, and nitrate-fed plants attained a greater biomass production, as compared to ammonium-fed plants. These phenomena seem to be related to the coordinated regulation of photosynthetic rate and cumulative water consumption of tomato seedlings.

Juan LI; Jian-min ZHOU; Zeng-qiang DUAN

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turning Bacteria into Fuel: Cyanobacteria Designed for Solar-Powered Highly Efficient Production of Biofuels  

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Broad Funding Opportunity Announcement Project: ASU is engineering a type of photosynthetic bacteria that efficiently produce fatty acids—a fuel precursor for biofuels. This type of bacteria, called Synechocystis, is already good at converting solar energy and carbon dioxide (CO2) into a type of fatty acid called lauric acid. ASU has modified the organism so it continuously converts sunlight and CO2 into fatty acids—overriding its natural tendency to use solar energy solely for cell growth and maximizing the solar-to-fuel conversion process. ASU’s approach is different because most biofuels research focuses on increasing cellular biomass and not on excreting fatty acids. The project has also identified a unique way to convert the harvested lauric acid into a fuel that can be easily blended with existing transportation fuels.

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2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Strategies for Low Carbon Growth In India: Industry and Non Residential Sectors  

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11 Figure 8. Energy Use Intensity (EUI) inECO III EF EFMA EIL EMC EPS EUI Average Annual Growth Ratethe energy use intensity (EUI). Typically, energy-efficiency

Sathaye, Jayant

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Georgia Nonprofit Spreads the Word About Energy Efficiency | Department of  

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Georgia Nonprofit Spreads the Word About Energy Efficiency Georgia Nonprofit Spreads the Word About Energy Efficiency Georgia Nonprofit Spreads the Word About Energy Efficiency January 12, 2010 - 3:25pm Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy At a time of strapped budgets, service organizations that find ways to save money through energy efficiency will more easily meet their fundraising goals. CHRIS Kids, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that provides housing to disadvantaged young people, is taking that idea to the next level. By upgrading its buildings with the latest in high-efficiency technologies, the group will reap the rewards of increased energy savings and, at the same time, teach the next generation about energy-efficiency technologies and behaviors.

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Efficiency United (Gas) - Commercial Efficiency Program | Department of  

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Efficiency United (Gas) - Commercial Efficiency Program Efficiency United (Gas) - Commercial Efficiency Program Efficiency United (Gas) - Commercial Efficiency Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Appliances & Electronics Other Construction Manufacturing Water Heating Maximum Rebate See Page Four of Utility Application: $100-$50,000/customer/year depending on utility and remaining funding Custom:40% of project cost Program Info State Michigan Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Trap Repair or Replacement: $50/unit Boilers: $1-$1.50/MBH Furnace Replacement: $1.50/MBH or $150/unit Boiler Modulation Burner Control Retrofit: $1000/unit Boiler Water Reset Control: $300/unit

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Energy Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency  

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Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs Energy Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Institutional Local Government Low-Income Residential Schools State Government Tribal Government Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Design & Remodeling Other Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate All Gas Programs: Contact utility Custom Retrofits: 40% Comprehensive Project: 50% of total cost Program Info Funding Source Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund State Connecticut Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount

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Funding Opportunity Webinar- Advancing Solutions To Improve the Energy Efficiency of US Commercial Buildings  

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This webinar provides an overview of the DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001168, "Advancing Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Commercial Buildings," which seeks to fund the scale-up of promising solutions to the market barriers that hinder the growth of energy efficiency in the commercial building sector.

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Powerpedia - Using Technology to Increase Transparancy | Department of  

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- Using Technology to Increase Transparancy - Using Technology to Increase Transparancy Powerpedia - Using Technology to Increase Transparancy May 18, 2011 - 4:42pm Addthis The OCIO established a Department-wide wiki, Powerpedia, in early 2010 to help facilitate knowledge capture, collaboration, and increased efficiency. Leveraging many of the lessons learned from the intelligence community's Intellipedia effort, the Department implemented Powerpedia to increase the level of transparency and connect people and information together. Built on the same open source software underpinning Wikipedia, called MediaWiki, the Department is rapidly building a large corpus of information that is enabling the organization to "know what it knows". As of May 2011, Powerpedia has over 7,500 total pages and 45,000 page

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Increasing the length of single-wall carbon nanotubes in a magnetically enhanced arc discharge  

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It is demonstrated that a magnetic field has a profound effect on the length of a single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) synthesized in the arc discharge. The average length of SWCNT increases by a factor of 2 in discharge with magnetic field as compared with the discharge without magnetic field, and the yield of long nanotubes with lengths above 5 {mu}m also increases. A model of SWCNT growth on metal catalyst in arc plasma was developed. Monte-Carlo simulations confirm that the increase of the plasma density in the magnetic field leads to an increase in the nanotube growth rate and thus leads to longer nanotubes.

Keidar, Michael [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia 20052 (United States); Levchenko, Igor; Ostrikov, Kostya [Plasma Nanoscience, School of Physics, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006 (Australia); Arbel, Tamir [Department of Material Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Alexander, Myriam [Department of Geophysical Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States); Waas, Anthony M. [Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

2008-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative Industrial Efficiency and Energy Productivity  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Industrial efficiency and low-cost energy resources are key components to increasing U.S. energy productivity and makes the U.S. manufacturing sector more competitive. Companies find a competitive advantage in implementing efficiency technologies and practices, and technologies developed and manufactured in the U.S. enable greater competitiveness economy-wide.

Selldorff, John; Atwell, Monte

2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

475

Efficient Misplaced-Tag Pinpointing in Large RFID Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-processing perspective, collects and processes a large amount of data. It suffers from time inefficiency (and energy tags, we further propose a solution requiring responses from only a subset of tags in favor of energy can significantly increase the time efficiency and the energy efficiency by over 70 percent on average

Xiao, Bin

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Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative Industrial Efficiency and Energy Productivity  

SciTech Connect

Industrial efficiency and low-cost energy resources are key components to increasing U.S. energy productivity and makes the U.S. manufacturing sector more competitive. Companies find a competitive advantage in implementing efficiency technologies and practices, and technologies developed and manufactured in the U.S. enable greater competitiveness economy-wide.

Selldorff, John; Atwell, Monte

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

477

CSEM WP 140 Ownership Change, Incentives and Plant Efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

obstructions to innovation and market efficiencies in many industries. In many countries, the electric utility to concerns created by the Calfornia crisis as well as to major increases in the price of natural gas, whichCSEM WP 140 Ownership Change, Incentives and Plant Efficiency: The Divestiture of U.S. Electric

Kammen, Daniel M.

478

Managing Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Processes Implementing Energy Performance in  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Managing Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing Processes ­ Implementing Energy Performance and unsecured energy supply are topics that become increasingly important in today's society. Although renewable energy technologies may be a long-term solution, more efficient energy use potentially makes a high

Boyer, Edmond

479

Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative Industrial Efficiency and Energy Productivity Video  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Industrial efficiency and low-cost energy resources are key components to increasing U.S. energy productivity and makes the U.S. manufacturing sector more competitive. Companies find a competitive advantage in implementing efficiency technologies and practices, and technologies developed and manufactured in the U.S. enable greater competitiveness economy-wide.

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The effects of financial development, economic growth, coal consumption and trade openness on CO2 emissions in South Africa  

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Abstract This paper explores the effects of financial development, economic growth, coal consumption and trade openness on environmental performance using time series data over the period 1965–2008 in case of South Africa. The ARDL bounds testing approach to cointegration has been used to test the long run relationship among the variables while short run dynamics have been investigated by applying error correction method (ECM). The unit root properties of the variables are examined by applying Saikkonen and Lütkepohl (2002. Econometric Theory 18, 313–348) structural break unit root test. Our findings confirmed long run relationship among the variables. Results showed that a rise in economic growth increases energy emissions, while financial development reduces it. Coal consumption has significant contribution to deteriorate environment in South African economy. Trade openness improves environmental quality by reducing the growth of energy pollutants. Our empirical results also verified the existence of environmental Kuznets curve. This paper opens up new insights for South African economy to sustain economic growth by controlling environment from degrdation through efficient use of energy.

Muhammad Shahbaz; Aviral Kumar Tiwari; Muhammad Nasir

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accelerating Green Urban Growth  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Building on the successful model of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), cities could develop the concept of “Green Business Zones” (GBZs) i.e. living laboratories for experimenting with new energy efficient/green business

Bernd Hendriksen; Eric Copius Peereboom

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

SUNRISE FROM THE WEST THE GROWTH OF RENEWABLE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

MORE THAN 100,000 EV's AND PLUG-IN VEHICLES IN CALIFORNIA TODAY #12;16 CA Leads in New Solar Home1 SUNRISE FROM THE WEST THE GROWTH OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN CALIFORNIA David Hochschild California elected Governor. California Energy Commission created to help CA lead on energy efficiency and renewables

California at Davis, University of

483

ARM - Measurement - Hygroscopic growth  

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govMeasurementsHygroscopic growth govMeasurementsHygroscopic growth ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Hygroscopic growth The rate that aerosol particles grow at relative humidity values less than 100 percent. Categories Aerosols Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments AOS : Aerosol Observing System SMPS : Scanning mobility particle sizer TDMA : Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer Field Campaign Instruments AOS : Aerosol Observing System

484

Pollution adn Plant Growth  

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Pollution adn Plant Growth Pollution adn Plant Growth Name: Virdina Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: What are the effcts off water polltuion on plant growth? Are there any good websites where I can find current or on going research being done by other scientist? Replies: Dear Virdina, Possibly helpful: http://www.ec.gc.ca/water/en/manage/poll/e_poll.htm http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/wq/info/wq987.htm Sincerely, Anthony R. Brach This is a very complicated question, there are so many different types of water pollution and different species of plants react very differently. Good places to start are the U.S. environmental protection agency, the office of water is at: http://www.epa.gov/ow/ and there is a link to a kid's page from there: http://www.epa.gov/OST/KidsStuff/ You might also try state EPA's, Illinois is at:

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Plant Tumor Growth Rates  

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Plant Tumor Growth Rates Plant Tumor Growth Rates Name: Gina and Maria Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: We are doing a science fair project on if B. Carotene, Green tea, and Grape Seed Extract helps plants against the crown gall disease. We injected sunflowers with agrobacterium tum. one week ago (Sun. Feb. 27, 2000). Our questions is how long will it take for the tumors to grow? We scratched the surface of the stems and injected the agrobacterium in the wound. Also which do you think, in your opinion, will do the best, if any? Our science fair is April 13, do you think we'll have growth before then, atleast enough time to do our conclusion and results? Thank you, any information you forward will be very helpful. Replies: Sunflowers form galls relatively quickly. I usually get them in two weeks at least. Good luck.

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Sustainable, efficient approaches to renewable platform chemicals and polymers.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Environmental concerns have led to an increased demand for renewable materials in recent years. Efficient approaches, like metal-free organocatalysis, olefin metathesis and thiol-ene coupling, offer… (more)

Mutlu, Hatice

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Potential Peak Load Reductions From Residential Energy Efficient Upgrades  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the distribution network can be improved; and added environmental pollution can be minimized. Energy efficiency improvements, especially through residential programs, are increasingly being used to mitigate this rise in peak demand. This paper examines...

Meisegeier, D.; Howes, M.; King, D.; Hall, J.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

GREEN IPTV: a resource and energy efficient network for IPTV  

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technique to increase the resource and energy efficiency of IPTV networks. This technique is based on a simple paradigm: avoiding waste. To reduce the inefficiencies of current static multicast distribution schemes, I propose a semi-dynamic scheme where only...

Ramos, Fernando M. V.

2013-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

489

Strategic sustainability and operational efficiency dilemma of data centres  

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The core discussion is based on three large service companies that were analysed from a case study-perspective in terms of green energy options for its data centres, especially maintenance efforts to increase efficiency of their data centres while ...

Alan D. Smith

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

High Efficiency Full Expansion (FEx) Engine for Automotive Applications  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Large increases in engine thermal efficiency result from a new method of large reductions in both heat energy normally lost to the cooling medium and in heat energy in the exhaust system.

491

Efficiency Nova Scotia Releases Energy Efficiency Mobile App  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Better Buildings Residential Network member Efficiency Nova Scotia recently released Spot it!—an energy efficiency game app for mobile devices. The app features 13 levels where players are...

492

High Efficiency Fans and High Efficiency Electrical Motors  

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Replacing nominal efficient electrical motors with premium efficiency can save on electrical power costs in cotton gins. Connected horsepower load on industrial air fans is approximately 60% of the total horsepower in a typical cotton gin...

Breedlove, C. W.

493

Efficiency of cellular information processing  

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We show that a rate of conditional Shannon entropy reduction, characterizing the learning of an internal process about an external process, is bounded by the thermodynamic entropy production. This approach allows for the definition of an informational efficiency that can be used to study cellular information processing. We analyze three models of increasing complexity inspired by the E. coli sensory network, where the external process is an external ligand concentration jumping between two values. We start with a simple model for which ATP must be consumed so that a protein inside the cell can learn about the external concentration. With a second model for a single receptor we show that the rate at which the receptor learns about the external environment can be nonzero even without any dissipation inside the cell since chemical work done by the external process compensates for this learning rate. The third model is more complete, also containing adaptation. For this model we show inter alia that a bacterium in an environment that changes at a very slow time-scale is quite inefficient, dissipating much more than it learns. Using the concept of a coarse-grained learning rate, we show for the model with adaptation that while the activity learns about the external signal the option of changing the methylation level increases the concentration range for which the learning rate is substantial.

Andre C. Barato; David Hartich; Udo Seifert

2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

494

Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Efficiency  

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Page 1 Page 1 Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency Global Taskforce Reaches Agreement on Measurement Protocols for PUE - Continues Discussion of Additional Energy Efficiency Metrics February 28th, 2011 The data center has become an increasingly important part of most business operations in the twenty-first century. With escalating demand and rising energy prices, it is essential for the owners and operators of these mission critical facilities to assess and improve their performance with energy efficiency metrics. However, even with the global presence of many companies, these metrics are often not applied consistently at a global level. To address these inconsistencies, a group of global leaders has been meeting regularly to agree

495

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

AR-City-Little Rock AR-City-Little Rock Location: City Little Rock AR American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Energy efficiency retrofits in nine city buildings, 2) replace chillers and HVAC in five identified buildings and install a cool roof on the Main Police Station (built 1955), 3) rebate building permit fees, 4) sustainability summit, 5) procure energy efficient lighting, 6) safe routes to school and bike trails, 7) increase recycling, 8) install energy efficient street lights Conditions: Historic preservation clause applies to this application Categorical Exclusion(s) Applied: A1, A9, B1.32, B2.5, B5.1 *-For the complete DOE National Environmental Policy Act regulations regarding categorical exclusions, see Subpart D of 10 CFR10 21

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

IA-City-Des Moines IA-City-Des Moines Location: City Des Moines IA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description 1) Reimbursement for the cost of preparing the energy efficiency and conservation strategy, 2) perform energy audits to benchmark the energy performance of municipal buildings and fund public education/outreach campaign, 3) revolving loan program for energy efficiency retrofits and incremental costs for purchasing hybrid vehicles, 4) energy efficiency window retrofits at City Hall and the Police Station, 5) fund program to increase cycling and walking opportunities in the city including safety training and bicycle rodeo, 6) technical consultant services to develop long-term energy plan, 7) technical services to assist with building energy audits, and 8) replace high pressure sodium lighting with light-emitting diode

497

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

OK-TRIBE-IOWA TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Location: Tribe OK-TRIBE-IOWA TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA OK American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Proposed Action or Project Description The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma proposes to develop an energy efficiency strategy and also attend workshops and training on retrofitting tribal buildings. In addition, building retrofits would be conducted on tribal buildings built around the 1989-2003 time period and would include: attic insulation, door weather stripping, caulk windows, repair air conditioning (A/C) units and replace line insulation, increase attic ventilation, replace and repair doors, replace inefficient A/C units with energy efficient units, install window film, roof insulation, hot water tank replacements and insulate lines, and installation of automatic controls

498

Energy 101: Energy Efficient Data Centers  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Data centers provide mission-critical computing functions vital to the daily operation of top U.S. economic, scientific, and technological organizations. These data centers consume large amounts of energy to run and maintain their computer systems, servers, and associated high-performance components?up to 3% of all U.S. electricity powers data centers. And as more information comes online, data centers will consume even more energy. Data centers can become more energy efficient by incorporating features like power-saving "stand-by" modes, energy monitoring software, and efficient cooling systems instead of energy-intensive air conditioners. These and other efficiency improvements to data centers can produce significant energy savings, reduce the load on the electric grid, and help protect the nation by increasing the reliability of critical computer operations.

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2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Worker productivity rises with energy efficiency  

SciTech Connect

Many American companies have found that saving energy and cutting pollution dramatically improves the bottom line. But beyond these gains, businesses that launch energy efficiency programs to save money are often astonished to discover unforeseen benefits: energy efficient lighting, heating, cooling, motors, and industrial processes can increase worker productivity, decrease absenteeism, and improve the quality of work performed. Profits created by the jump in worker productivity can exceed energy savings by a factor of ten. Energy efficiency and pollution prevention represent the next wave in manufacturing, following the quality revolution launched by the Japanese in the 1960s. Unless America leads the lean and clean revolution, economic health will be undermined as other countries develop clean processes and products and US companies suffer competitively. Also, developing countries will leapfrog their wasteful model and buy products and manufacturing processes from foreign firms already practicing lean and clean.

Romm, J.J. (Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States))

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commit to Efficiency Resource Kit  

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Resource Resource Kit Step 1. Commit to efficiency. Open this resource kit, register your commitment at femp.energy.gov/commit, and review your Commit to Efficiency materials. Step 2. Push for efficiency. Buy and specify energy-efficient products for every purchase. Step 3. Spread the word! Tell your colleagues to commit to efficiency, and ask your suppliers for exclusively energy-efficient products. Commercial Space Heating and Cooling * Boilers p * Central Air Conditioners n * Chillers - Air-Cooled Electric p - Water-Cooled Electric p * Air Source Heat Pumps n Commercial Water Heating * Gas Water Heaters p Residential Space Heating and Cooling