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

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Flow batteries could present a low cost storage option for grid electricity, reducing the issue of the intermittency of renewables.
Date: 02/16/2010
Type: Blog
America’s clean energy future is now. Fuel cells are no longer an “if” technology, but a “when”, and that “when” is today.
Date: 06/08/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) chairman Jon Wellinghoff speaks on energy efficiency in relation to utility companies and the Smart Grid
Date: 10/16/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Co-generation of heat from coal power plants increases energy efficiency, but the resultant reliance on coal plants to supply heat limits the grid's use of renewable energy during cold months. As a result, some grid operators are building pumped hydro systems to store the un-used renewable energy.
Date: 11/16/2010
Type: Article
Steve Koonin, Undersecretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy gives an Energy Leadership Lecture at UCSB presented by the Institute for Energy Efficiency.
Date: 01/15/2010
Type: News
California lawmakers have passed a dozen ambitious environmental and energy bills setting high goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum use, and creating new standards for energy efficiency.
Date: 06/04/2015
Type: News
California politicians are approving legislation that would make the state the nation's leader in green energy policy. If signed into law, utilities would be required to get one-third of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Date: 09/12/2009
Type: News
“Reinventing Fire” aims to create a clear and practical vision of a fossil-fuel-free future for the United States, backed up by quantitative analysis, and to map a pathway to achieve that future, led largely by business.
Date: 03/17/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Stion Solar Panel
Stion has funding through a White House initiative to develop a new type of low-cost, high-efficiency solar panel. The panels combine two types of solar cells, which will allow them to efficiently convert a wide range of the solar spectrum into electricity.
Date: 02/15/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
GreenTech Media highlights five cleantech achievements reached in the first five months of 2013.
Date: 06/03/2013
Type: Article

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