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EETD’s Max Sherman Answers Summer Energy Questions for DOE

As part of DOE’s #AskEnergySaver series, Sherman fields inquiries from folks across the country who want to know how to efficiently cool their homes during summer’s sultry weather. More>

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Drought Hinders State’s Emission Goals

SF Chronicle story looks at effect of drought on clean, and inexpensive power from hydroelectric dams, as utilities turn to power plants that burn natural gas and increase emissions. EETD’s Jeff Greenblatt is quoted in the article. More>

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Free Online Viewing of ‘Toxic Hot Seat’ Documentary Through Saturday

HBO film features Don Lucas of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division discussing the dangers of flame retardants used in everyday products. Go here to view the video.

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EPA Awards $100K to Bay Area Green Tech Company With Lab Ties

SimpleWater LLC is collaborating with UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab to create water treatment methods using electrochemical arsenic removal technology, allowing for more affordable removal of water contaminants. The grant is part of the EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research Program. More>

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Secretary Moniz Visits Beijing, Seeks to Continue Collaboration on Green Buildings

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz traveled to Beijing last week to co-chair the U.S. – China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Steering Committee Meeting. Berkeley Lab leads CERC’s Building Energy Efficiency Consortium, which is entering its fourth year. More>

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Photoelectrochemical Generation of Hydrogen Assessed

New research from the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis assesses the energy balance of large-scale photoelectrochemical hydrogen production using life-cycle analysis. More>

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Researchers From EETD, MIT, and Spain Collaborate on Microgrids

The Environmental Energy Technologies Division has signed a collaboration license with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IIT-Comillas University in Madrid to develop microgrids using software created by EETD researchers. More>

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China Energy Group Selected for U.S.-China EcoPartnership Award

The group and their Chinese counterpart the Shandong Academy of Science were selected as one of six 2014 U.S.-China EcoPartnerships. The program aims to elevate successful sub-national cooperation models to international prominence to spur broad replication by their peers in the U.S. and China. More>

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Ribbon-Cutting for FLEXLAB Buildings

DOE Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman, UC President Janet Napolitano, and Lab Director Paul Alivisatos were on hand at ceremony yesterday to launch world’s most advanced energy efficiency test bed for buildings, which features a rotating structure that tracks and tests sun exposure impacts. More>

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Lab’s Indoor Air Pollution Research Gets Front-Cover Treatment

The Lab’s indoor-air pollution research was featured in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The front-cover story explored the potentially hazardous emissions from gas appliances and efforts to control exposure. More>

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