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

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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
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
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
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
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
Exelon is the latest utility to leave the US Chamber of Commerce over opposition to the Chamber's negative stance on the Waxman-Markey climate change bill.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog, News
A new report from Emerging Energy Research predicts a huge increase of utility-based photovoltaic generating capacity in the United States in the the coming years.
Date: 12/05/2009
Type: Blog
The Coalition for Fair Transmission Policy lobbies for transmission expansion costs to be allocated to states consumers that directly benefit as a result.
Date: 03/01/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Utilities
A new report shows implementing energy efficiency practices on a utility scale has become less expensive.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact, Utilities
A large amount of venture capital money is going into LED manufacturing companies as a spending boom is expected in the industry in the next few years.
Date: 07/09/2009
Type: Blog

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