News tagged with energy efficiency

EU on track for climate targets

The European Union is on track to meet its 2020 targets for reducing carbon emissions and switching to cleaner energy sources, its environmental watchdog said on Wednesday.

Oct 09, 2013
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New SiC diodes make converters more efficient

Using new silicon carbide (SiC) diodes, Siemens and its research partners have succeeded in increasing the power of frequency converters by almost ten percent. In the recently ended project MV-SiC, these ...

Oct 02, 2013
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Remote traffic pollution detection system created

A group of research centers and companies in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid participates has created the first infrared and remote system able to detect pollutants from cars on highways up to ...

Sep 16, 2013
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Lighting the way to the future

The highly inefficient incandescent light bulb is now a thing of the past, banned from European supermarket shelves in favour of more efficient lighting. The ban is part of the EU's strategy to reduce overall ...

Sep 03, 2013
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Boosting sustainability policy in Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. So it is in everyone's interest to see that its lawmakers deliver sound policies when it comes ...

Aug 29, 2013
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Networking for high performance computing

From drug simulation to predicting tsunamis and sea vehicle tracking, high-performance computing has revolutionised the way companies and governments operate. Similarly, embedded computing has revolutionised ...

Aug 14, 2013
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