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

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Engineers take embedded computing to new levels of precision through elaborate control systems in their quest for greater efficiency.
Date: 12/01/2007
Type: Article
Fluorine.
Contour Energy Systems will soon release fluorine batteries that have the potential to perform two to three times times more effectively than lithium batteries. The company has found a way to keep the energy density high while cranking up the power density.
Date: 09/20/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
LED bulbs
As of January 1, incandescent light bulbs can no longer be made in the U.S. or imported. The good news is their replacements can save you lots of energy.
Date: 01/07/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Consumer are using more energy efficiency appliances, but these energy gains are offset by additional devices.
Date: 05/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Electronics
Korea’s first “smart grid” test bed, a major step in the country’s efforts to build a more efficient, less wasteful power network
Date: 09/01/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Senator Schumer held a hearing to examine how energy efficiency programs can drastically reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources.
Date: 07/30/2008
Type: News
US Capitol Building
Congress is providing increased funding support to ARPA-E at a time when many programs face cuts.
Date: 03/03/2011
Type: Article
Compressed Air Energy Storage schematic
Venture firms have funded many electrochemical technologies for utility-scale energy storage, but issues with cost, long-term reliability and utility familiarity limit their feasibility. Compressed air energy storage (CAES) may offer a more affordable and reliable alternative.
Date: 03/03/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Thermoelectrics can convert waste heat into electricity, presenting an enormous potential for energy efficiency improvements as nearly half the energy cosumed by the US is dissipated as waste heat.
Date: 03/01/2010
Type: Blog
Beacon Power Corp. to build a 20-megawatt flywheel energy-storage facility in New York.
Date: 11/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Flywheels, Energy Storage

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