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

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Here Arthur Rosenfeld describes the story of how he came to switch from doing experimental particle physics to developing efficient uses of energy.
Date: 01/01/2006
In this video, experts talk about the research and development behind lithium-air battery technology and why they feel it may represent the future of energy storage for electric vehicles.
Date: 07/08/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Batteries
The White House Better Buildings Challenge has already saved participants over $1 billion in the first two years of the ten year program. The success of this challenge shows the new trend in energy efficiency that is not only government-mandated, but also market-driven.
Date: 06/12/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
California is leading the nation in energy efficiency due to aggressive regulations on appliances and decoupling utility profits. Californian consumers use 40 percent less electricity per person than the average American consumer.
Date: 10/01/2009
Type: Article
Executive Director Dan Colbert comments on the recently released article, "The California Experiment".
Date: 11/01/2009
Type: Blog
An article from UK's The Guardian highlights the barriers to encouraging energy efficiency behaviors in consumers.
Date: 02/01/2012
Type: News
Tags: behavior
If California is going to find a technological exit from its perpetual water crises,the next generation of precision agriculture will have to take root in the Central Valley, where growers soak up about 80% of the water diverted for human use.
Date: 07/06/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Steve DenBaars, head of the Lighting Solutions Group at the Institute for Energy Efficiency, discusses the inefficiency of the incandescent light bulb.
Date: 06/20/2010
Type: Article, Video
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
University centers harness brainpower and technology to stop wasting energy — conserve, baby, conserve!
Date: 01/16/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Control Systems
Computing is becoming increasingly cheaper and more energy efficient. The electrical efficiency of computing has doubled every year and a half.
Date: 04/10/2012
Type: Article
Tags: computing

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