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

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The need for energy storage capabilities is greatly increasing as energy supply shifts to more distributed sources. Entrepreneurs and researchers are attempting to meet this surge in demand.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Economic Impact
Energy startup BrightSource has developed an energy storage system that involves heating up molten salt, and pumping it through a heat exchanger to produce steam.
Date: 08/09/2011
Type: Article
Global installed revenue for the energy storage enabling technology (ESET) market is expected to grow from $605.8 million in 2015 to $21.5 billion in 2024, according to Navigant Research.
Date: 04/02/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Energy storage systems are going to have a big role in the smart grid, so there needs to be a cheap energy storage mechanism.
Date: 08/14/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
The first Energy Star rating for data centers was awarded to NetApp's Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.
Date: 07/16/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Data Centers
The Energy Department has concluded in an internal audit that it does not properly track whether manufacturers that give their appliances an Energy Star label have met the required specifications for energy efficiency.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: News
US energy policy that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but ignores energy efficiency could result in a significant increase in natural habitat interference and land use.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: Article
An opinion article published in the Wall Street Journal on how proposed policy on renewables may just destroy the environment in the name of saving it.
Date: 09/18/2009
Type: News
The EIA examines the energy use patterns of the United States since 1776. "Energy consumption patterns have changed significantly over the history of the United States as new energy sources have been developed and as uses of energy changed."
Date: 07/03/2013
Type: Article
Speaking at Andrews Air Force Base on March 31, 2010, President Obama highlights the vigorous actions taken thus far by his administration on the issue of Energy Security, and outlines broad future plans which include expanded offshore oil and gas exploration, and the revival of nuclear activities.
Date: 03/31/2010
Type: Video

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