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Watch energy innovators in action...

Nine groups of university students will present their prototypes for the next generation of energy-efficient appliances and commercial equipment on May 23 in a webinar hosted at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This event is the culmination of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Max Tech and Beyond Competition, which challenged the nation’s universities to submit proposals for advanced efficient appliances. You can watch (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific time) via the Web along with a judging panel at Berkeley Lab and DOE headquarters in Washington as each team demonstrates their prototypes. Learn more >>


Speaking of appliances ...

The Department of Energy this week announced new energy efficiency standards for residential clothes washers and dishwashers that it says will save consumers $20 billion in energy and water costs. "Working with consumer, industry and environmental groups to develop common-sense energy-saving appliance standards is an important part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above approach to American energy and the Energy Department’s efforts to reduce energy costs for consumers,” said Secretary Chu. "Collectively, these energy efficiency standards for everyday appliances have saved American families hundreds of billions of dollars and offered consumers more efficient, less costly appliances without sacrificing performance.” Learn more >>

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