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

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A New Rotary Engine Design
A start-up, Liquid Piston, aims to greatly improve the efficiency of internal combustion.
Date: 04/06/2011
Type: Video
Technologies: Transportation
Nobel Prize winner Burton Richter makes a pitch to Obama for a coherent long-term energy policy that includes a focus on transportation, electricity generation and energy efficiency.
Date: 06/28/2010
Type: Blog, Video
With a home PV array, the electricity meter can runs backwards for most of the day putting excess energy back into the grid, but the cells are too expensive.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
UC Santa Cruz electrical engineering professor, Ali Shakouri, discusses how nanoscale thermoelectric devices can help the world meet the growing demand for energy.
Date: 01/20/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
“Reinventing Fire” aims to create a clear and practical vision of a fossil-fuel-free future for the United States, backed up by quantitative analysis, and to map a pathway to achieve that future, led largely by business.
Date: 03/17/2010
Type: Slides, Video
There is a mismatch of population density and electricity use in the world today.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
On April 22, 2009, Brent Constantz spoke about the Carbon Capture and Conservation (CCC) technology to capture carbon emissions in stable structures to be used in concretes
Date: 05/07/2009
Type: Video
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
An LED source lasts for a very long time and is ideal for controlled lighting, like beam lighting.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Video from the 2011 Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency highlighting advancements in energy efficiency and sustainable energy in the state.
Date: 05/25/2011
Type: Video
Associate Professor Chandra Krintz discusses the opportunities and challenges with the emerging field of cloud computing.
Date: 11/18/2009
Type: Video

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