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The UCSB Green Campus Program has published the Green Gaucho Newsletter for May, 2010. Contents include updates on UCSB's Energy Competition, the "Student Services Renewable Energy Initiative," the Internship for Credit program, and much more.
Date: 05/18/2010
Type: News
Clean Car Calculator
Andrew Revkin talks about our online tool for gauging the relative value of efficient cars
Date: 05/11/2012
Type: News
Switch75 Bulb
A new LED bulb technology by Switch fills the bulb dome with a nontoxic liquid to draw heat away from the LEDs housed inside. The bulbs will sell for one-third to one-half the cost of existing high-end LED bulbs.
Date: 05/10/2011
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
An array of quartz domes 600 nanometers wide and 200 nanometers high.
Stanford University researchers have developed a nanoscale metal reflector that boosts the efficiency of solid electrolyte dye-sensitized solar cells by as much as 20 percent.
Date: 02/07/2011
Type: Article
A number of software companies are competing for customers in the energy management market and the degree to which they can implement energy efficiency savings quickly and with minimal hassle may become the main differentiating factor between them.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Article
incandescent light bulb
The Natural Resources Defense Council provides a counter-argument to Representative Joe Barton's bill to save the inefficient incandescent light bulb.
Date: 10/20/2010
Type: Article
The hunt for supplies of lithium is underway in order to meet the demand for more hybrid and electric vehicles requiring lithium-ion batteries for energy storage.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: News
The ambitious Austin, TX-based Pecan Street project is piloting a number of green neighborhood technologies, but the real challenge will be getting these systems to talk to each other to reduce energy consumption and peak loads.
Date: 10/11/2011
Type: News
Advances in higher-voltage power electronics could usher in a new distribution grid architecture, underpinning the future smart grid.
Date: 05/03/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid

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