Poor score for US in energy efficiency report

The US is lagging way behind in terms of energy efficiency, according to a new report from the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

On optofluidics and the future of energy efficiency

Optofluidics - now that's something we haven't really seen before on our virtual pages.

U.S. military touts benefits of energy advances

A lean, mean fighting machine - that's the old expression. But by embracing new energy technologies, the U.S. military is aiming to be a lean, mean and green fighting machine. 

Cleantech clinches $1.4B from family syndicate

Uncle Sam’s not writing the check, but a coming infusion of cash into the cleantech sector via the private sector is nothing to sneeze at.

Intel touts 3D transistors for next-gen chips

Intel has announced plans to introduce an advanced 3D transistor design into high-volume manufacturing at the 22-nanometer (nm) node in its upcoming "Ivy Bridge" chipset.

This micro-grid offers net zero energy efficiency

Net zero energy efficiency at "an unprecedented rate of affordability?" Well, that's what the first private commercial micro-grid project of its kind in California, known as 2500 R Street, promises to deliver. 

Nintendo Wii draws least console power

It might be too late to factor this in post-Christmas, but a nonprofit research organization has studied the power consumption of the three major game consoles, and found there's a big winner when it comes to energy efficiency: the Nintendo Wii.