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

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80% of the cars in the US auto fleet drive less than 40 miles a day, which is the capacity of current in-vehicle battery technology. Converting some of these cars to plug-in electric vehicles is a big step towards energy independence.
Date: 12/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Reports show that millions of Americans are passionate about seeing the country invest in clean energy and take action to stop climate disruption.
Date: 02/11/2013
Type: Article
Energy saving activities.
A study by the National Academy of Sciences finds that consumers don't fully understand the actual energy savings of various activities (like driving a more efficient car or turning off lights), indicating that consumer education or awareness programs could have a big impact on energy consumption.
Date: 08/18/2010
A recent survey showed that many Americans do not know what drives their home energy bills or what it takes to cut it. Even with more efficient appliances American homes are consuming more energy every year.
Date: 11/14/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
The core mission of AIM Photonics will be to serve Department of Defense needs, but commercial benefits will emerge from a new economy of scale for integrated photonics.
Date: 08/11/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Photonics
A new report from the ACEEE ranks America's 34 largest cities on what they are doing to save energy and costs in 5 key areas.
Date: 09/20/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest, and most effective energy resource at our disposal.
Date: 12/31/2008
Type: Article
Researchers at Stanford have built the first all-carbon solar cell. These flexible photovoltaics promise low cost and durability, if their performance can be improved.
Date: 11/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The DOE sponsored Solar Decathlon challenges twenty student teams from universities in North America and Europe to design, build, and operate a solar powered house.
Date: 10/10/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Climate Change

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