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

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TV and appliance standards, improved building codes, and utility programs are among some of the instruments California is using to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use.
Date: 02/18/2010
Type: Article
On Monday, the California Public Utilities Commission released a proposal that would call for the state’s big three investor-owned utilities to obtain 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage by 2020.
Date: 06/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
California Public Utilities Commission released a proposal mandating 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage to support the state’s power grid by 2020.
Date: 09/04/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
The California Air Resources Board has released a draft of a cap and trade program that sets limits on CA's greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: News
According to a newly released study, California is set to significantly increase its solar power capacity for the rest of 2009 and through 2010. Such an increase in solar in the state is counter to global trends.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The mayor of Lancaster has required all new homes in the city to either come equipped with solar panels or be in subdivisions that produce one kilowatt of solar energy per house, part of his plant to make Lancaster the solar capital of the universe.
Date: 04/10/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The DRPs are in. Now comes the hard part: building DERs into business-as-usual for the grid.
Date: 07/07/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
LED manufacturer Cree announced this week that it had become the first company to meet the California standards on LED bulbs.
Date: 09/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
There is more momentum behind energy efficiency then there has been in three decades.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
As electric cars are expected to enter the mass market next year and as charging stations are being built, public utilities and private companies debate who will be allowed to sell electricity to these vehicles.
Date: 10/12/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation

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