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Soot, or black carbon, is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the latest Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Date: 01/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
A new study predicts that by 2030, the US will use land area the size of Minnesota for energy production, citing the huge amount of land needed for current renewable technologies. The report highlights the importance of energy conservation and energy efficiency to combat this land consumption.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: Blog
A recent paper argues that planetary stability must be integrated with United Nations targets to fight poverty and secure human well-being, because the planet is being transformed in ways that could undermine development gains.
Date: 03/28/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Although federal funding and incentives have been coming down the pipeline, the solar and green building industries have not yet taken off. In preperation for what is to come, schools are beginning to offer green building certification programs to address the future demand for workers.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: Article
Taking a look back at 2009, the author touches upon a variety of issues including energy and climate change policy, the clean tech industry, jobs, and renewable energy.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: Article
Although it will take years for renewables to overtake existing energy sources, energy efficiency is one of many strategies to speed this transition.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog
Smart grid policy standards got some attention during the final hours of the Copenhagen climate conference with representation from smart grid companies speaking to delegates.
Date: 12/17/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Smart Grid
Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu emphasized energy efficiency as the biggest tool to combat climate change in a speech given at the climate conference in Copenhagen.
Date: 12/15/2009
Type: News
The latest news from the United Nations’ climate talks in Doha, Qatar, where representatives from nearly 200 countries are working on a second round of pledges to reduce emissions ahead of the Kyoto Protocol’s expiration.
Date: 11/29/2012
Type: Article
Shale Rock
Join the Institute, Carsey-Wolf Center and the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management for Game Changer: Unconventional Gas & Oil and the Energy Landscape, on March 6th at 7pm at the Pollock Theater at UC Santa Barbara.
Date: 02/21/2014
Type: Event, News

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