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Beyond rooftop solar panels: Unique solar energy applications
The Daily Fusion
Nowadays when we think about the sun, we also think about solar power and how we can use the sun's extra light to create electricity — usually through photovoltaics, but also through solar thermal power.
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Energy efficiency bill will help in fight against climate change
The Huffington Post
Following months of behind-the-scenes maneuvering, it appears the Senate will begin debate soon on critically important legislation that could help American consumers, businesses and the federal government to save hundreds of millions of dollars each year by using less energy. And using less energy gives us a big leg up in the fight against climate change.
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  Complimentary Energy Conservation Guide
For Compressed Air & Steam

If you use compressed air or steam in your facility this guide is a must. It explains how to conduct ultrasonic compressed air and steam trap leak surveys and includes tips on how to reduce energy waste. This guide also provides useful charts to help calculate the loss and potential savings of your surveys. Click Here to download your complimentary Energy Guide.

Wind, other renewables make gains in US
Wind power gained the most ground in the U.S. energy mix last year, according to the annual U.S. energy charts recently released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
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Graphene: The latest fashionable material
By Adolfo Benedito
Graphene is that magic word everyone is talking about. This popular, highly praised material is expected to give rise to revolutionary and astonishing applications. Its commercial implementation, for those working with the material, is going to take place in record time in comparison to any other material belonging to the so-called historical materials. Without a doubt, it is something revolutionary. But, as always, we must not forget that behind the impressive facade we can find doubts, questions and gray areas. As proven by history: pie-in-the-sky dreams never come true.
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Industry Pulse: Which property of graphene holds the most promise?

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How wind and solar can save more lives and prevent more pollution
America's renewable energy boom could protect more lives and prevent more climate pollution if wind turbines and solar panels were being installed in different locations, a new study suggests.
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Saving energy with a New York state of mind
By Joel Kranc
A recent retrofit program at the Empire State Building in New York is being hailed as a model for buildings and skyscrapers around the country. This is the second year in a row the building went past its "guaranteed energy savings" benchmark. In 2011, the iconic New York landmark beat its year-one energy efficiency guarantee by 5 percent allowing it to save approximately $2.4 million. In 2012, the building beat energy estimates by nearly 4 percent.
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    A perfect match: Energy efficiency and facility management (By Archita Datta Majumdar)
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Summer heat melts productivity in industrial buildings (By Megan Browning)
Dodge HVAC pitfalls in LEED-EBOM (BUILDINGS)
How climate change makes it harder to keep the lights on (The Washington Post)

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