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Cutting Fuel Use & Greenhouse Gases – Now – Through Hybrid Retrofits

Cutting Fuel Use & Greenhouse Gases – Now – Through Hybrid Retrofits posted on Nov 25

Can hybrids, which combine a gasoline or diesel engine with an electric motor and batteries, make a real impact on greenhouse gas emissions? Retrofits from a Brighton company save fuel and cut greenhouse gas emissions immediately in light and medium duty vehicles, without waiting to replace fleets.

Research > Efficient LED Lights > Nobel Prize

Research > Efficient LED Lights > Nobel Prize posted on Oct 31

The holy grail of getting solid state white light from light emitting diodes (LED) was elusive. To produce white light from these solid state devices, you need blue diodes. Blue LEDs didn’t exist; physics made it hard and scientists and engineers could not beat the blue diode problem. Until . . .

Your Turn to Shine: Energy & Environmental Education Awards

Your Turn to Shine: Energy & Environmental Education Awards posted on Jan 23

Some food for thought: “Preparing our children to be good environmental citizens is some of the most important work any of us can do . . . and (can) quite literally sustain our world.” – U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. From a voice a little closer   …Continue Reading Your Turn to Shine: Energy & Environmental Education Awards