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

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Programmers and hardware designers look for energy efficiency solutions as data center energy use continues to climb.
Date: 09/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
Nanosolar revealed their thin-film photovoltaic cell technology today, which was claimed to be more efficient and less expensive than the First Solar's cells. The company also announced $4.1 billion in orders for the panels.
Date: 09/09/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The US Green Building Council is attempting to improve the LEED building certification due to inaccurate projections of energy use.
Date: 09/04/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Modeling
The Indian government has announced plans to combat climate change through energy efficiency. The move is meant to show India's willingness to contribute constructively to solving the issue.
Date: 09/03/2009
Type: Blog, News
Charlie Kolstad
Institute for Energy Efficiency group head comments on new McKinsey report
Date: 09/01/2009
Type: Blog
Utilities across the country are pulling together proposals for grants for smart grid systems. $4 billion in stimulus funding is reserved for building the smart grid infrastructure.
Date: 08/31/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Alta Terra blog post relating to looking at the big picture around Data Center energy consumption.
Date: 08/31/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers, Smart Grid
NASA is in the process of constructing the greenest building in America at their Ames campus near the Silicon Valley in California. The agency has recruited green architect William McDonough for the project.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Buildings
The Department of Transportation recently gave funding for initial research into embedding solar cells into the nation's highways. The plan would turn roadways into an energy and information infrastructure.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: Blog, News, Video
Technologies: Transportation
Governments and companies worldwide are investing heavily in advanced battery research to create an energy storage device that will make electric vehicles more adoptable.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries

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