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

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Executives from various companies have formed the Electrification Coalition which aims to promote government action to facilitate deployment of electric vehicles, calling for revised building codes and loan guarantees.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
New proposed federal fuel economy standards have the potential to save Americans $1.7 trillion in total fuel costs and net $8,000 per vehicle on average.
Date: 11/16/2011
Type: News
Southern California Edison released a white paper that shares insights to its electric vehicle readiness program as the utility prepares for widespread EV adoption in its service territory.
Date: 08/26/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation, Utilities
A Treehugger article details some interesting facts on car sales in California. Hybrid cars now represent 7% of the market in California.
Date: 08/19/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Battery prototype. Credit: Yet-Ming Chiang
A startup hopes to commercialize a novel battery design that features fluid electrodes and will hopefully make electric vehicles go farther and cost less.
Date: 05/26/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
A New Rotary Engine Design
A start-up, Liquid Piston, aims to greatly improve the efficiency of internal combustion.
Date: 04/06/2011
Type: Video
Technologies: Transportation
Nobel Prize winner Burton Richter makes a pitch to Obama for a coherent long-term energy policy that includes a focus on transportation, electricity generation and energy efficiency.
Date: 06/28/2010
Type: Blog, Video
The E-fan electric plane of European planemaker Airbus has made history by being the first battery-operated electric plane to fly over the English Channel.
Date: 07/13/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Lithium ion battery technology, coupled with advancements in high-temperature superconducting materials could bring an all-electric airplane into reality in the near future.
Date: 06/28/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
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

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