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

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Co-generation of heat from coal power plants increases energy efficiency, but the resultant reliance on coal plants to supply heat limits the grid's use of renewable energy during cold months. As a result, some grid operators are building pumped hydro systems to store the un-used renewable energy.
Date: 11/16/2010
Type: Article
“Reinventing Fire” aims to create a clear and practical vision of a fossil-fuel-free future for the United States, backed up by quantitative analysis, and to map a pathway to achieve that future, led largely by business.
Date: 03/17/2010
Type: Slides, Video
India announces a $1 clean energy tax per ton of coal and a 5 percent import tax reduction on renewable energy in order to boost cleantech investments.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog
Flow batteries could present a low cost storage option for grid electricity, reducing the issue of the intermittency of renewables.
Date: 02/16/2010
Type: Blog
President Barack Obama discusses clean energy in his State of the Union address on Wednesday, January 27, 2010.
Date: 01/28/2010
Type: Article
Senators call for more incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency with the goal of creating green jobs and spurring solar projects in the US.
Date: 01/25/2010
Type: News
Steve Koonin, Undersecretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy gives an Energy Leadership Lecture at UCSB presented by the Institute for Energy Efficiency.
Date: 01/15/2010
Type: News
Google Energy LLC applies to become an electricity marketer to help better manage energy supplies for its operations.
Date: 01/07/2010
Type: News
Clean Renewable Energy Bonds Awarded to More Than 800 Recipients Nationally.
Date: 10/27/2009
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
California politicians are approving legislation that would make the state the nation's leader in green energy policy. If signed into law, utilities would be required to get one-third of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Date: 09/12/2009
Type: News

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