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MOU Signed With
Energy Cooperatives

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives has signed a memorandum of understanding with Berkeley Lab to bring the Home Energy Saver audit program to the 630 non-profit rural electric cooperatives that form its membership. The agreement allows Touchstone to co-brand for Home Energy Saver and its member cooperatives to use it as an aide in promoting the Home Energy Saver site. This move will help encourage the customers of rural electric co-ops to perform their own energy audits and improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Home Energy Saver was the first Internet-based tool for calculating energy use in residential buildings.
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Would White Roofs
Mean Cooler Cities?
By Elise Kleeman

As development replaces Southern California's natural vegetation and soil, more of the sun's heat is absorbed, creating urban heat islands. In the megalopolis the region has become, with housing stretching solidly from the desert to the Pacific Ocean, daily temperatures can be boosted anywhere from 3 to 7 degrees. "Los Angeles' downtown area has heated up since the 1930s by something like six degrees Fahrenheit," said Hashem Akbari, with Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Full story.
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House Field Hearing
Will Include Director

The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy of the House Committee on Science will hold a field hearing tomorrow entitled   "Renewable Energy Technologies - Research Directions, Investment Opportunities, and Challenges to Commercial Application in the United States and the Developing World." Among those asked to testify at the San Jose meeting is Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu, who will describe the Lab's solar-to-chemical energy initiative, Helios. Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, will be the host, and the committee is chaired by Rep. Judy Biggert, R-IL.

Expert Helps Build
Aussie Synchrotron

Since 2002, former Berkeley Lab Accelerator and Fusion Research Deputy Director Alan Jackson has been on leave in Australia as technical director for that country's new light source. On a recent return to this Lab, Jackson announced that the Australian Light Source has achieved "first light" in only three years from the initial funding announcement. It turns out that Berkeley Lab was instrumental in the success. Go here to read Jackson's report, and here to learn more about the new synchrotron.

Large Hadron Collider

'Lords of the Ring' Film Gives Early Look at LHC

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, due for completion next year, is an international collaboration that includes Berkeley Lab. The LHC gets the "star" treatment in a short film on Seed Magazine's web site. The cameras go underground into the storage ring tunnels, capture interviews with scientists, and take a look at the ATLAS detector, to which Berkeley Lab has contributed. Go here to watch the movie (click on the image).
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Proposals for Scientific Computing are Sought

NERSC's Seaborg computer
Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman recently announced that the Department of Energy's Office of Science is seeking new proposals to support innovative, large-scale computational science projects. Successful proposals will be given the use of substantial computer time and data storage on some of the most powerful DOE supercomputers, including Berkeley Lab's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. Go here for more information.
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