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

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PG&E and other utilities are installing thousands of smart meters to monitor household electricity usage and collect data.
Date: 11/04/2009
Type: News
Philadelphia SEPTA train.
Philadelphia's Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will use large batteries to capture kinetic energy from braking trains and use it to power the grid.
Date: 09/15/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Philips' EnduraLED A21
Philips Lighting has unveiled a new 75-watt equivalent LED bulb while Philips spinoff NXP announced that it has developed GreenChip, a low-powered networking device that can be inserted into bulbs for inexpensive networking.
Date: 05/16/2011
Type: Article, Video
Institute for Energy Efficiency Production and Storage Solutions Group Head Guillermo Bazan made a major advance in organic polymer solar cell research.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
There is no silver bullet to solve the energy efficiency issue.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
A simple, easily fabricated metal-insulator-metal device has the ability to create electricity from a range of infrared and visible light.
Date: 11/09/2011
Type: News
Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a plastic computer memory device based on the "spin" of electrons that could store more data in less space, process data faster, and consume less power.
Date: 08/09/2010
Type: Article
Researchers at the UCSB Center for Polymers and Organic Solids are finding ways to reduce the cost of solar cells to make photovoltaics at least as cheap as the grid.
Date: 12/01/2007
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Physicists at Rutgers University have discovered that energy-carrying particles generated by packets of light can travel a thousand times farther in organic semiconductors than scientists previously observed. The discovery could result in more efficient and inexpensive plastic solar cells.
Date: 10/13/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Why aren't more scientists emphatic about the risk of climate change? The answer can be found in a surprising place: the history of science in relation to religion.
Date: 01/05/2015
Type: Article

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