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

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While information technology is a significant energy consumer with a worldwide carbon footprint comparable to that of the global aviation industry, IT is also an efficiency enabler and can be used to reduce energy needs.
Date: 03/16/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Data Centers, Smart Grid
The three major energy challenges in the US are energy security, environmental sustainability, and economic impact.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
The U.S. Department of Energy is investing heavily in green building as an energy saving and job creating economic stimulus. The DOE recently announced $106 million in stimulus funding for energy efficiency and conservation activities, aimed at state-level green building priorities.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Modeling
A new book recently published by the National Academy of Sciences describes how existing energy efficiency technologies can help the US use less energy while maintaining economic growth.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: Article
Researchers at MIT have developed a battery that could bring us reliable and cheap large scale energy storage.
Date: 08/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
The Institute's research grant to establish the Center for Energy Efficient Materials helped boost UCSB's research funding levels to new heights during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
Date: 07/29/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
President Obama.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Vice President Joe Biden announce that--thanks in part to funding from the Recovery Act--the country is on track to achieve three major energy goals set out by the Department of Energy, including cheaper, more efficient car batteries and cheaper solar power.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: News
Axiom Exergy has created the Refrigeration Battery, which enables facilities to store cooling for later use, thereby transforming their refrigeration systems into large-scale, cloud-connected, smart energy-storage resources.
Date: 04/27/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority won a grant to install an energy storage system to capture regenerative braking energy when the subway approaches a station. Some excess energy will be stored and made available to the wholesale power market for grid services.
Date: 11/01/2010
Type: Article
Initial speaker lineup includes Dan Reicher, Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives at Google, Richard Newell, Administrator for the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and Michael Peevey, President of the California Public Utilities Commission.
Date: 03/15/2010
Type: Event, News

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