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

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India drafts a National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) specifying eight missions including solar capacity, energy efficiency, and sustainability.
Date: 01/29/2010
Type: News
Many energy efficiency opportunities are in the developing world, where policymakers have an opportunity to build a green, robust economy.
Date: 02/01/2009
Type: Article
A new book recently published by the National Academy of Sciences describes how existing energy efficiency technologies can help the US use less energy while maintaining economic growth.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: Article
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to introduce a watered-down energy bill today (July 26), which eliminates targets for carbon caps and mandates that would require utilities to generate some of their power from renewable energy.
Date: 07/26/2010
Type: News
The Institute's Summit has been selected to feature on UCTV, whose programming can be seen in over 22 million households nationwide via cable and worldwide on the internet.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
Recovery Act money awarded to 41 industrial energy efficiency projects throughout the country.
Date: 11/03/2009
Type: News
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
In response to a new report from the Energy Efficiency Council of Australia, the Infrastructurist blog debates whether the U.S. should be more focused on energy efficiency gains, as opposed to energy alternatives.
Date: 07/12/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: General Information
Researchers have shown that nanowires have some very interesting properties that could help create solar panels that are more efficient than was previously thought possible.
Date: 04/01/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
New research showing dismal results for energy efficiency in homes highlights the need for performance-based measures.
Date: 07/08/2015
Type: Article

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