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

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The White Room provides current information relating to new technologies for energy efficiency. Stay connected with the latest news, events, and scientific breakthroughs in this fast moving sector. Use our filters on the left or click here to send a suggestion for content to add.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission attempted to accelerate development of a reliable smart grid by setting priorities for work on development of standards for the technology.
Date: 07/17/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Data centers cooling systems are often set to peak load even when they are not needed, wasting energy during off peak loads.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Data Centers
Installing feed-in tariffs for solar power, where small-scale solar producers can sell their power back to the grid, is gaining popularity in US cities. The policy, accepted by Germany more than a decade ago, has turned the country into a solar powerhouse.
Date: 07/22/2009
Type: Blog
The DOE has announced investing in projects for developing solar grid integration systems for utilities, businesses, ans homes.
Date: 07/29/2009
Type: News
The Institute for Energy Efficiency received a $19 million dollar grant from the stimulus bill for research in energy efficiency.
Date: 04/29/2009
Type: News
A product of the one-day workshop held in February 2010 by the Institute for Energy Efficiency, this new white paper summarizes the status of light emitting diode (LED) technology, evolving LED markets, and appropriate actions to support and facilitate market penetration.
Date: 05/12/2010
Type: Report
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
This summer a United Airlines flight will travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco using fuel generated from farm waste and oils derived from animal fats.
Date: 07/01/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Falling LED prices are yielding an unexpected bonanza for system developers: a “virtual” gain in device efficiency, which can be as much as 50 percent, or even more in some cases.
Date: 09/26/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
A report from Lux Research reveals that costly natural gas peaker plants are still winning out over next-generation alternative technologies for helping utilities dealing with peak energy demand.
Date: 07/21/2010
Type: Blog
data center tangle
Greenpeace got a lot of press last week for its A-to-F grades for the green data center efforts of Facebook, Google, IBM and other IT giants. Here, Jeff St. John looks into the measures and methods behind the report.
Date: 04/26/2011
Type: Blog

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