Future Uncertain for In-Home Energy Dashboards
Smart-grid companies have introduced a parade of gadgets designed to help consumers manage their home energy use and boost efficiency, but it's still an open question as to how the transition from a monthly paper bill to richer energy information will happen. (Cnet)

Whirlpool, Haier Take New Energy Partners
The two companies have separately forged respective partnerships with Tendril and Honeywell to create a smart appliance infrastructure and develop energy-efficient products and solutions worldwide. (TWICE.com)

From Energy Star to Energy Superstar
The DOE and EPA are teaming up to help companies with efficiency ratings on appliances stand out with a new superstar tier. (American Public Media)

Citi Jumps Into Home Solar Funding
The financial services company has made its first investment in residential solar power via a $40 million fund to finance residential solar projects in 2011 for SolarCity. (Venture Beat)

Shea Homes Offers Glimpse of the Future in Arizona
The production builder’s new Village at Litchfield Park offers many green features standard. (Arizona Central)

Report: Global Energy Can Be 95% Renewable by 2050
Almost all of the world’s demand for energy for electricity, transportation, and heating could be met from renewable sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal power by 2050, WWF International said. (Bloomberg)

World's Most Efficient Solar Cells Ready for Use in the UK
Sanyo Component Europe produces the HIT series of photovoltaic cells, including the N 220SE10 which, to date, has the world's highest energy conversion efficiency rate of 21.6%. (The Independent)

Obama’s New Push for Making Buildings Energy Efficient
President Barack Obama has unveiled tax breaks and other proposals aimed at getting commercial-building owners to retrofit their structures to be more energy efficient, an initiative he hopes to fund with higher taxes on oil and gas companies. (The Wall Street Journal)

UL Environment Acquires Greenguard Certification Programs
In acquiring Air Quality Sciences, UL Environment also absorbs its certifying body Greenguard Environmental Institute. (Eco-Structure)

China to Hold Solar Decathlon in 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s National Energy Administration, Peking University, and Applied Materials for the event. (Eco-Structure)