Emerging Technologies & Practices
“We face a series of energy challenges,” said Monday’s plenary speaker, economist Severin Borenstein of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. He is often called to speak to groups about these challenges when energy prices are high, and he is less popular as a speaker when prices go down. To individuals, high energy prices are a problem, but this doesn’t represent a market failure according to him.
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Washington, D.C. — Semiconductor technologies are so essential to advances in energy efficiency gains that the U.S. economy could expand by more than 70 percent through 2030 and still use 11 percent less electricity than it did in 2008, according to a major news study by the nonprofit and independent American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).