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

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Philips LED bulb
Energy-efficient LED bulbs have been improving in terms of brightness, color and price, but do the efficiency savings pay for themselves? This blog post provides an analysis of the costs and benefits.
Date: 11/19/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
The union between France-based Areva and concentrating solar power start up Ausra may accelerate large scale renewable technology deployment.
Date: 02/08/2010
Type: Blog
The Department of Energy's ARPA-E will distribute $100 million for research on energy efficient building technologies and smart grid concepts.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: Blog
As green building becomes more popular, homeowners are taking different approaches to green living. A study found that the most common reason for going green was cost saving measures associated with energy efficiency.
Date: 08/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings
A large amount of government money is going into battery research with a goal of ending US dependence on foreign oil.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
General Electric could have cornered the smart grid market but failed to pursue the technology. Now that other competitors are present, GE is investing heavily in the technology.
Date: 08/07/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
Includes an interactive chart to see whether an amount of money would return better results invested in the stock market or in energy efficiency over a given time period.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact
Isentropic Energy’s pumped-heat electrical energy storage could disrupt the large-scale electrical energy storage market
Date: 02/23/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
British Flag
Instead of fighting with corporations over energy legislation, the British government has adopted a collaborative policy of seeking advice on reducing energy consumption from businesses that have already made energy efficiency improvements.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Blog
HVAC
While the markets for energy management in large-scale buildings and homes are booming, the market for mid-sized commercial buildings (fast food restaurants, small office parks etc.) remains relatively untapped.
Date: 10/05/2010
Type: Blog

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