Energy Out West is the biennial energy efficiency conference held to promote energy efficiency. If it has something to do with making green homes a reality, or just less expensive to heat & cool, it was at this conference.
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In a keynote speech at the WIRED Business Conference, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said more money needs to be spent on research and development in the field of energy innovation rather than old technologies, making it affordable for developing nations.
Energy saving, protection of the environment, fighting against negative effects of climate changes are issues that have been in the centre of public attention, however not to an extent that would result in raising people’s awareness.
This five-cell metamaterial array developed at Duke University produces power comparable to a conventional USB charger and has the potential to be developed for use in materials that continually charge small electronic devices.