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

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Energy efficient renovation continues to show growth, as consumers continue to invest in long term energy saving despite the current recession.
Date: 07/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
The solar economy has potential for job creation, but not as much potential as similar industry in developing countries. US solar manufacturers will employ more automated machinery in factory processes due to high labor costs in the US.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: Blog
The dropping price of silicon coupled with increased demand is causing many solar manufacturers to expand to handle the heightened demand.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: News
Energy could become as abundant as information has become with technological efficiency, demand response utilities, and consumer adaptation.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
Includes an interactive chart to see whether an amount of money would return better results invested in the stock market or in energy efficiency over a given time period.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact
The need for energy storage capabilities is greatly increasing as energy supply shifts to more distributed sources. Entrepreneurs and researchers are attempting to meet this surge in demand.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Economic Impact
A large amount of venture capital money is going into LED manufacturing companies as a spending boom is expected in the industry in the next few years.
Date: 07/09/2009
Type: Blog
With a large amount of venture funding going into smart grid companies, there is a risk of over-inflating the industry. Fortunately, many of the smart grid technology companies are experienced and developed, like Google, IBM, Cisco, and Intel.
Date: 06/19/2009
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
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

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