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

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Britain is looking to create up to four "smart grid cities" to test the widespread applications of smart grid energy technology.
Date: 08/03/2009
Type: News
Smart grid
The first step in the process of launching a successful global smart grid is the development of next-generation smart grid standards.
Date: 09/22/2010
Type: Article
'No on Prop 23' buttons.
Martin Chavez, director of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, says that passage of California's Proposition 23 would hamper local governments' efforts to create green jobs and foster business development through clean and energy-efficient technology industries.
Date: 11/01/2010
Type: Blog
Opower energy savings
Utilities and energy efficiency service companies that automatically enroll customers in efficiency programs with an option to "opt-out" see much higher participation rates (and hence, greater efficiency savings) than companies that require consumers to "opt-in."
Date: 09/14/2010
Type: Blog
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
DOD energy research
A critique of the Post-Partisan Power proposal for how how the federal government should address the climate and energy crises claims that investing in energy innovation is not enough.
Date: 10/22/2010
Type: Article
“What would our energy system look like if the move to a low-carbon society wasn’t left to governments and big energy companies but was instead led by civil society?” – asks Dr. Stephen Hall, a Research Fellow in energy economics and policy at the University of Leeds (UK).
Date: 03/30/2015
Type: Article
India drafts a National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) specifying eight missions including solar capacity, energy efficiency, and sustainability.
Date: 01/29/2010
Type: News
Many energy efficiency opportunities are in the developing world, where policymakers have an opportunity to build a green, robust economy.
Date: 02/01/2009
Type: Article
A newly proposed Building Star program would provide incentives for commercial buildings to reduce their energy consumption and increase efficiency.
Date: 03/05/2010
Type: News

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