Many states are re-examining the scope and methods surrounding their solar incentives programs, says a new analysis prepared for the Consumer Energy Alliance.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced a new voluntary agreement to improve the energy efficiency of Internet modems, routers and other equipment that deliver broadband. The agreement will improve the energy efficiency of small network equipment (SNE) by 10 to 20 percent ... Read more »
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced unspecified financial support for the California Plug Load Research Center (CalPlug). Already among CalPlug’s founding advisory board members, CEA now becomes CalPlug’s largest private-sector donor and a Core Supporter alongside the California Energy Commission and Public Utilities Commission. Last year, CEA released a report ... Read more »
The EU has tapped 7 major European research institutes including Fraunhofer, CEA, TNO and SINTEF for Value from Waste, a program aimed increasing the recovery rate of rare earth metals from scrap. Rare metals such as neodymium and dysprosium are key materials in many green technologies such as generators that ... Read more »
Though they are small network equipment, Internet cable modems and wifi routers consume as much energy as a 32-inch TV in even when they are not in use, says a report, Cutting energy costs to connect to the Internet, from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The modems and routers are ... Read more »