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

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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
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
The head of research at GE speaks about his company’s aspirations in the smart grid and Battery market
Date: 07/21/2009
Type: Video
Robert Ayers, co-author of the book "Crossing the Energy Divide" discusses how inefficiently the American economy uses energy and how this might be improved.
Date: 01/19/2010
Type: Blog
Dr. Arthur H. Rosenfeld, former commissioner of the California Energy Commission, says that legislation and standards created since the 1973 oil embargo have led to drastic energy savings, but much more can be done.
Date: 04/17/2010
Type: Article
The three major energy challenges in the US are energy security, environmental sustainability, and economic impact.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video

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