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

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Philanthropist and clean energy advocate Tom Steyer to come to UCSB to discuss the real urgency of confronting climate change.
Date: 04/28/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Intel announced that it would release information on its silicon-based optical system that enables the data and computing elements in a rack of computer servers to communicate at 100 gigabits a second. This will enable data centers to perform faster and use about half as much power.
Date: 01/18/2013
Type: Article
Facebook is building an energy efficient data center and pursing LEED Gold status.
Date: 01/22/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
Facebook released its first carbon footprint report. Most of Facebook's energy consumption comes from data centers. For this reason, Facebook says it has set a goal to get at least 25 percent of its energy for data centers from clean and renewable sources by 2015.
Date: 08/02/2012
Type: Article
Developing countries are more vulnerable to changes in climate and often face greater consequences than developed countries. This AlertNet article looks at the growing food insecurity and troubles with power generation in Sri Lanka as climate becomes more unstable.
Date: 04/08/2013
Type: Article
Export stamp on wooden crate.
The International Trade Association (ITA) is developing an export strategy for American energy efficiency service companies (ESCOs) to export their services to growing, energy-hungry countries like China and India.
Date: 08/13/2010
Type: Blog
Various oil demand projections are looked at through different GDP, vehicle fuel efficiency, and energy productivity estimates.
Date: 06/01/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Two Cupertino alums have created a thermostat with iPod ease, but will builders and homeowners warm up to it?
Date: 10/25/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Control Systems
OIDA's 3rd annual forum on green photonics will bring together key players involved in developing the technical, business, and government roles of photonics in building a more sustainable and renewable future.
Date: 05/06/2010
Type: Event
Technologies: Photonics

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