The May-June issue of EE&T is out. You can peruse the digital edition here. In it you'll get a look at a fully electronic transmission for EVs, what it takes to get an Energy Star rating now that candidate products must undergo third-party testing, and much more. As always, send us your energy efficiency news at [email protected].
Leland Teschler, Editor
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It used to be that a programmer who coded efficiently was someone able to get a lot done with a few lines of code. Now, the term "efficient code" could take on a new meaning. Researchers have come up with a way to devise computer code in a way that lets computer hardware use a minimum amount of power. Their approach: Devising a special adjunt to the Java programming language. READ MORE
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And the winner is....at least for now....the T8 fluorescent tube. Recently the DoE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ran a study examining LED-based lights designed to be drop-in replacements for linear fluorescent lamps (most commonly called T8 lamps. They tested the three best LED equivalents they could find. When the results came in, DoE had to conclude the LED equivalents never paid for the extra cost of the lamps and were dimmer to boot. READ MORE
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