Policy

Fraunhofer CSE Hosts Inaugural Meeting of Phase Change Materials Industry Association

On October 5th 2017, Fraunhofer CSE hosted the inaugural meeting of the Phase Change Materials Industry Association of North America, whose mission it is to promote the development and use of phase change…

Fraunhofer CSE Develops New PIR-based Aerogel Insulation with DOE Funding

Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumption in the United States. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced that it is investing up to $15.8 million in 13 projects that…

Map showing the utilities in the scorecard, denoting the top performers.

The Most Energy-Efficient Utilities Are in Massachusetts

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has published its first energy efficiency scorecard for utilities and has found “striking regional differences” across the U.S. Eversource Massachusetts and National Grid Massachusetts top…

Boston Remains Top Scoring City for Energy Efficiency in the U.S!

A recently released report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) just scored cities across the United States for energy efficiency. Boston remains the top scoring city for energy efficiency, scoring…

State Representative Tom Golden Visits Fraunhofer CSE

Massachusetts State Representative Tom Golden, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, visited Fraunhofer CSE’s office on November 15. On a tour of the labs with the Center’s Executive Director…

Alliance to Save Energy, Congressional Staff Members Visit Fraunhofer CSE

In August a group of congressional staff members from Washington D.C. visited Fraunhofer CSE as part of a multi-day, energy efficiency-focused visit to Boston. The trip was organized by the Alliance to Save…

The Human Aspect of Electric Grid Operation

Extreme weather events, technical and human failure, or sabotage (e.g., with weapons of mass destruction), can disrupt human infrastructure and impact the electrical grid, provoking cascading failures or blackouts that can affect millions…

Fraunhofer CSE to Collaborate with University of New Mexico on 2015 NSF CRISP Grant

On September 14, 2015, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the twelve Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) Project winners at the White House Smart Cities Week kick-off event. The CRISP awards…

Governor Patrick tours Fraunhofer CSE's solar research labs.

Commonwealth’s Clean Energy Industry Continues to Grow

At a press event held at Fraunhofer CSE’s Building Technology Showcase yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick formally unveiled the 2013 Clean Energy Industry Report – the latest in a series of annual “report…

PEVs charging at CSE's solar research facility in Albuquerque.

CSE Takes DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge

In January, the US Department of Energy launched the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge, an initiative that encourages companies across the United States to offer charging opportunities to employees who own an electric vehicle….

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