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The New York Times summarizes the energy and climate change chapter from the Economic Report of the President in seven key points. The report stresses the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Date: 03/19/2013
Type: Article
Soot, or black carbon, is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the latest Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Date: 01/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
UC Santa Barbara-- home to the Institute for Energy Efficiency-- was honored by Southern California Edison and The Climate Registry for its environmental stewardship and for taking action on climate change.
Date: 04/05/2012
SPICE geoengineering scheme
Researchers will soon attempt to pump water a kilometer into the air to test a geoengineering technique for offsetting the warming effects of greenhouse gases.
Date: 09/14/2011
Type: Article
Proposition 23
In the first time that a population has 'voted on climate change', California voters have upheld AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Cleantech industry members comment on the victory.
Date: 11/03/2010
Type: News
'No on Prop 23' buttons.
Martin Chavez, director of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, says that passage of California's Proposition 23 would hamper local governments' efforts to create green jobs and foster business development through clean and energy-efficient technology industries.
Date: 11/01/2010
Type: Blog
LED street lights.
The New York Times reports on the potential for energy efficiency improvements to reduce power consumption and combat climate change.
Date: 09/01/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
A podcast on Intel's new 50 Gb per second silicon photonics link features Institute Director John Bowers who collaborated with Intel on the development of the high-speed optical data link.
Date: 08/02/2010
Type: Audio, Photos
Technologies: Photonics
One of the key findings on consumer opinions toward electricity management programs in Accenture’s recent survey, “Understanding Consumer Preferences in Energy Efficiency," is that there is a significant contradiction between consumer perceptions and their actual knowledge of energy efficiency.
Date: 07/28/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
Larry Smarr presents on how information technology can help reduce greenhouse gas levels and transform the world from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy.
Date: 04/29/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Climate Change

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