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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
Includes an interactive chart to see whether an amount of money would return better results invested in the stock market or in energy efficiency over a given time period.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact
IBM and Cisco have partnered with a Dutch utility to create a 500 home test program for a large-scale smart grid in Amsterdam. The pilot will enable consumers to make choices about their energy use and help utilities understand how to implement smart grid technology in urban areas.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Replacing and upgrading certain equipment in a server room can have large energy cost payoffs, but many owners are unable to do so due to high upfront costs.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Data Centers
GE plans to implement a "Net Zero Energy Home" project, where homeowners could achieve net zero energy costs by 2015 by smart energy management and storage.
Date: 07/14/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Institute for Energy Efficiency Director John E. Bowers is the first scholar appointed to the Fred Kavli Chair in Nanotechnology.
Date: 07/15/2009
Type: News
By storing data with a third party via a cloud computing network, companies can reduce their emissions since most cloud network data centers are optimized for maximum efficiency.
Date: 07/15/2009
Type: News
Energy could become as abundant as information has become with technological efficiency, demand response utilities, and consumer adaptation.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
The US Department of Energy is teaming up with Chinese agencies to make more efficient buildings, greener vehicles, and cleaner energy generation.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
Global climate change may be drastically altering cloud formation in the mid-latitude sky, producing noctilucent clouds.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Climate Change

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