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John Schramski uses a battery as a metaphor to understand the globe's stagnating economic and political systems and their close relatives: collapsing ecosystems. This "battery" is not being replenished as quickly as it is being drained, thus calling for drastic energy conservation.
Date: 09/03/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
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 University of California quietly met an important milestone in 2014: It successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions to the same level as 14 years ago.
Date: 01/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
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
Lawrence Livermore National Lab releases its 2012 United States' energy use graph.
Date: 09/03/2013
Type: Article
The United States and the European Union open high-level talks on creating a clean energy economy.
Date: 11/04/2009
Type: News

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