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CNN Video: LA's Lighting Revolution
Institute faculty members Shuji Nakamura and Steven DenBaars are featured in a CNN video on L.A.'s investment in energy-efficient LEDs.
Date: 10/27/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
CNBC has shared the UCSB press release on the 2013 Summit on Energy Efficiency, to be held on May 1-2 2013. Keynote speakers at the event that is focused on "Materials for a sustainable future" include Steve Chu, Michael McQuade, George Crabtree and Kateri Callahan.
Date: 03/28/2013
Type: News
the chill off
The Chill Off 2 spent 18 months evaluating cooling technologies from many of the data center industry’s largest vendors. But in the end, tiny startup Clustered Systems stole the spotlight with a prototype that earned the best scores for energy efficiency.
Date: 06/06/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
Rep. Ed Markey discusses the Cash for Clunkers program, which aims to create economic stimulus by having consumers trade in gas guzzlers for more energy efficient models.
Date: 07/31/2009
Type: Blog
Consolidating pictures, videos, emails and documents on remote servers saves more energy than keeping them on personal computers
Date: 06/12/2013
Type: Article
By storing data with a third party via a cloud computing network, companies can reduce their emissions since most cloud network data centers are optimized for maximum efficiency.
Date: 07/15/2009
Type: News
Clouds
According to a new report by Pike Research, the rapid growth of cloud computing could reduce energy usage in the global information technology industry by 38 percent by 2020.
Date: 12/07/2010
Type: News, Report
Although over 97 percent of scientific papers point to humans as the cause of climate change, surveys show that Americans are pretty evenly divided when asked whether they think scientists agree that humans are causing global warming.
Date: 05/20/2013
Type: Article
Video from the 2011 Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency by Matt Rogers, Director, McKinsey & Company.
Date: 05/25/2011
Type: Video
A new study released today from Climate Savers Computing Initiative highlights the need for efficiency improvements in commercial and home networking technologies.
Date: 07/27/2010
Type: News, Report

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