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The Nanotechnology Energy Revolution

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AECOM's Connected Cities blog

Bill Looney, senior program manager, environment, and director of the Nanotechnology Initiative, AECOM, discusses nanotechnology’s relevance in research and commercial production, as well as energy demand, generation, storage, transmission and conservation.

Tiny Batteries Could Revolutionize Green Energy

Nanotechnology could dramatically improve energy storage for electronics, cars, and buildings.
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Tiny is big in the quest to build batteries that store more energy for cars, buildings, and personal electronics.
 
Nanosize batteries that are 80,000 times thinner than a human hair represent a promising new front. They could advance the use of electric vehicles, now limited by short driving ranges, and of renewable energy, which needs storage for times when the wind doesn't blow or the sun doesn't shine.
 

Crain's Detroit Business - Toyota's Rana Mohtadi 40 under 40 Award Recipient

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Crain’s Detroit Business unveiled their 40 under 40 results this week.  Congratulations to Toyota’s Rana Mohtadi, Senior scientist, materials research department, Toyota Research Institute North America, Toyota Technical Center, Ann Arbor.

Biggest achievement: Discovered a medium for hydrogen storage could also be used for rechargeable magnesium batteries, opening up new battery design possibilities. 

Current goal: Use novel materials to create practical and more efficient energy storage systems.

GigaFactory Proves Tesla is Ahead of the Clean Energy Curve, But Does Texas Stand to Benefit?

By Marita Mirzatuny
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Disruptive technologies tend to follow a certain trajectory. First, they are outliers, often ignored, and typically on the cusp of never entering the market. But, for the successful ones, a tipping point is ultimately reached, after which the technology goes viral and changes the status quo it was designed to replace. In the new energy revolution, Tesla is one such company that has surpassed the tipping point and threatens to change the way we produce, distribute, and consume electricity.

New Jersey to Make Grid Smarter, More Flexible with Energy Storage

By Michael Panfil
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Energy storage devices that collect electricity at times of abundance and deliver when demand is greatest are essential to upgrading our outdated power grid to a smarter, more flexible electricity system. New Jersey took a positive step toward implementing more energy storage earlier this year when its Office of Clean Energy released a proposal to allocate $2.5 million for incentives that would encourage more energy storage use.

Johnson Controls Announces Partnership with Lawrence Technological University

Research to help improve fuel economy in vehicles
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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries, announced today it will partner with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, Mich. to identify and validate new energy storage technologies within the total vehicle system.

Johnson Controls honored “Top Employer” in China

Top Employers Institute recognizes company for human resources practices for third consecutive year
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SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries, is one of only 41 companies selected as a “Top Employer” in China for 2014 by the Top Employers Institute. The institute has identified top employers since 1991 that are leaders in fostering a successful and productive work environment for employees. The institute offers assessment and acknowledgement of human resources practices by employers.

Delta Airlines Joins The Climate Registry; New Study Finds Entire U.S. Grid Could be Powered by Wind & Solar Energy 99.9% of the Time - Energy Minute for December 17, 2012

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Delta Airlines has joined The Climate Registry after completing verification of its greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 through 2010. The airline has lowered its annual emissions by 7.6 million metric tons since 2005, a 17 percent reduction. The decrease was achieved through fuel-saving initiatives such as removing unnecessary weight, installing aircraft winglets, and replacing inefficient aircraft with newer models that produce fewer emissions per passenger.

SolarTAC Plugs into the Sun with Grand Opening

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The Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) and is the largest test, demonstration and research facility for solar technologies in the United States. On June 6, 2011, supporters attended a grand opening ceremony with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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The Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) and is the largest test, demonstration and research facility for solar technologies in the United States. On June 6, 2011, supporters attended a grand opening ceremony with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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