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Videos from UCSB Summit on Energy Efficiency, May 1-2, 2013  

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Currently, the United States uses more air conditioning than all other countries combined. This can soon change, as air conditioning demand increases in China, India, Indonesia, among others developing countries.
Date: 08/15/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
Shell has predicted that global emissions of carbon dioxide will drop to near-zero by 2100, in response to earlier predictions of doubling global energy demand.
Date: 03/07/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
While electric cars have the potential to do a lot of good for the air and the environment, they also push utilities toward their limits. This article examines the modifications utility companies will have to make to accommodate the widespread use of electric cars.
Date: 10/18/2012
Type: Article
UC Santa Cruz electrical engineering professor, Ali Shakouri, discusses how nanoscale thermoelectric devices can help the world meet the growing demand for energy.
Date: 01/20/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
By investing in off-peak energy storage systems, specifically compressed air storage, the utility companies could make better use of government incentives meant to promote energy efficiency.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
Due to the variance in many renewable power generation methods, many utilities are looking into energy storage technologies that would store excess solar energy for peak demand times.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: Blog, Video
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
Huge savings are possible by installing grid software that can reroute internet data searches to data centers where electricity is the cheapest.
Date: 08/17/2009
Type: News
Huge drops in energy use can be acquired through inexpensive investments in energy efficiency.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Blog
According to a NextGen Research study, solar demand is on pace to continue strong demand through 2013.
Date: 08/06/2009
Type: News
An Electric Power Research Institute report shows that a portfolio of energy technologies could simultaneously slow carbon emissions while limiting increases in the cost of electricity.
Date: 08/04/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change

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