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Susan Sanderson discusses findings on the development, commercialization, and diffusion of solid state lighting (SSL) technology in a global context.
Date: 02/10/2010
Type: Slides, Video
A group of executives, entrepreneurs and energy aficionados gathered at the Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency to talk about one part of the U.S. economy that is booming: energy efficiency.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
States are opting to back big energy efficiency programs to reduce electricity demand and cut greenhouse-gas emissions. Total spending on energy efficiency programs is expected to rise from $3.1 billion in 2008 to $7-$12 billion in 2020.
Date: 10/22/2009
Type: News
Billionaire George Soros announced he will be contributing $1B toward the development of clean energy technologies.
Date: 10/12/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
Areas hard-hit by the U.S. automakers' slump are pitching themselves to green technology firms. Workers and machines that used to crank out cars are now making parts for solar and wind power plants.
Date: 11/23/2009
Type: News
The solar economy has potential for job creation, but not as much potential as similar industry in developing countries. US solar manufacturers will employ more automated machinery in factory processes due to high labor costs in the US.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: Blog
Smart-grid lines.
Smart grid investments are costly and may not always always pay for themselves through utilities' operational cost savings alone. It is of great importance to factor in the benefits to consumers and society at large and to make sure consumers understand these benefits.
Date: 09/20/2010
Type: Article
As funding for research and development of clean energy technologies is necessary for the future of a clean energy economy, small businesses hold great promise and have been shown to have twice as many innovations per employee as large businesses.
Date: 02/10/2010
Type: Article
Borrowing
Jesse Jenkins of the Breakthrough Institute makes the case that despite rising deficit concerns and austerity measures, borrowing from the future may still actually be an appropriate way to pay for clean energy innovation today
Date: 10/28/2010
Type: Blog
Sheetal Gavankar
Sheetal Gavankar, Ph.D. candidate at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, presents "The Rebound Effect" on the basics of rebound phenomenon and the current state of the debate.
Date: 02/03/2011
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Economic Impact

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