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A podcast on Intel's new 50 Gb per second silicon photonics link features Institute Director John Bowers who collaborated with Intel on the development of the high-speed optical data link.
Date: 08/02/2010
Type: Audio, Photos
Technologies: Photonics
The new Smart Green Grid Initiative (SGGI) will serve as an official smart grid delegation to the Copenhagen meetings and will focus on education regarding how the smart grid can help support attainment of climate change goals.
Date: 10/21/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The New York Times summarizes the energy and climate change chapter from the Economic Report of the President in seven key points. The report stresses the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Date: 03/19/2013
Type: Article
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
Larry Smarr presents on how information technology can help reduce greenhouse gas levels and transform the world from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy.
Date: 04/29/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Climate Change
'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
As the Bangkok climate talks concluded with some progress, debate continues on whether a second commitment period to Kyoto is being negotiated or whether a new climate deal will replace Kyoto.
Date: 10/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Roland Geyer, Assistant Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UCSB, and faculty member of the IEE Economics & Policy Solutions Group discusses the importance of a life cycle approach to quantify the environmental impacts of different automotive materials.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Power Plant
New research has found that just seven countries, including the UK and USA, account for 63% of climate change. Relative to population size, the UK has pumped the most greenhouse gases into the atmosphere because of historical use of coal.
Date: 01/22/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Soot, or black carbon, is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the latest Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Date: 01/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change

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