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

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Venture capital dollar spending seems to point to lithium-ion batteries coupled with ultracapacitors being the major technologies for energy storage applications.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
SmartHome Cleveland
SmartHome Cleveland will be 90% more efficient than a typical home, thanks to its heavily-insulated SIPs wall system, high-performance windows, heat recovery ventilator, and airtight building envelope.
Date: 01/26/2011
Type: Blog, Photos
CFL
In partnership with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Office of Naval Research Global has developed a device for harvesting residual magnetic power from electrical currents. The technology could reduce the energy used for lighting by up to 39 percent.
Date: 09/26/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Home energy use diagram
The average American household uses the same amount of energy it did in the early 1970s, despite significant improvements in the efficiency of household appliances. This constant energy use can be attributed to larger households full of more energy-sapping devices like computers and DVD players.
Date: 10/01/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
The price per watt of solar energy is becoming competitive with fossil fuels as the global capacity for solar generation rises.
Date: 07/18/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Solar VC.
The top ten venture capital investors in the solar technology industry are revealed.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog
The US and China are exploring whether a top-down or bottom-up approach works best in growing an alternative energy industry. The US taking the bottom-up approach is focused on creating incentives for energy start-ups.
Date: 07/06/2009
Type: Blog
GE's new charging station.
Technology Review's latest list of cool new products includes an electric vehicle charger for the smart grid and low-cost solar.
Date: 09/02/2010
Type: Blog, Photos
smart meter
A recent report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy stresses the need for energy efficiency programs that change consumer behavior and habits. In short, consumers need to be able to see how much energy they use and they need proof that conservation pays off.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Blog
Although it will take years for renewables to overtake existing energy sources, energy efficiency is one of many strategies to speed this transition.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog

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