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A highlight of this year’s summit was the Town-Hall Meeting where audience members engaged in a dialogue with a panel of three energy experts.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Pope Francis called for a radical transformation of politics, economics and individual lifestyles to confront environmental degradation and climate change, in his much-awaited papal encyclical.
Date: 06/18/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
DOD energy research
A critique of the Post-Partisan Power proposal for how how the federal government should address the climate and energy crises claims that investing in energy innovation is not enough.
Date: 10/22/2010
Type: Article
As the Bangkok climate talks concluded with some progress, debate continues on whether a second commitment period to Kyoto is being negotiated or whether a new climate deal will replace Kyoto.
Date: 10/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
A plethora of start-ups have sprung up to manage data center energy usage, including UC Santa Barbara's recent start-up, Transphorm, founded by Institute faculty member Umesh Mishra.
Date: 09/26/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
“What would our energy system look like if the move to a low-carbon society wasn’t left to governments and big energy companies but was instead led by civil society?” – asks Dr. Stephen Hall, a Research Fellow in energy economics and policy at the University of Leeds (UK).
Date: 03/30/2015
Type: Article
Granola badge.
A new power management software from MiserWare called Granola works with both Linux and Windows operating systems to reduce power consumption on desktop computers.
Date: 09/14/2010
Type: Blog
AVOB's Energy Viewer software
GreenTech Pastures summarizes two new power management software options: Energy Viewer Express and Surveyor.
Date: 10/04/2010
Type: Blog
Giving power companies the ability to invest in electric-vehicle charging infrastructure could bolster the EV market.
Date: 06/02/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Charging station.
By 2020, annual sales of EVs will reach 2 million. But even as these shiny new vehicles take to the road, serious questions remain about the infrastructure--or rather, the lack of infrastructure--to charge them.
Date: 09/11/2010

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