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

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Implementing cool roofs on a national scale would be equivalent to energy savings from removing 20 million cars off the road for 20 years.
Date: 05/29/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory work to advance high performance thermoelectric devices which hold enormous potential for green energy production.
Date: 02/01/2010
Type: News
The smart, green power grid is coming - ready or not! But this creates a headache for engineers concerned with robustness and efficiency.
Date: 03/23/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
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
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
Congress on Tuesday passed a bill focused on improving energy efficiency in buildings and water heaters, a move celebrated by both parties for breaking longstanding partisan gridlock.
Date: 04/24/2015
Type: News

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