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

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A U.N. climate report says we’ll overshoot greenhouse gas targets, and will need new technologies to make up for it.
Date: 04/21/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Advanced modeling software is helping accelerate carmakers' efforts toward vehicle light-weighting for fuel economy and carbon emissions reductions.
Date: 11/29/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
The Scuderi Group's prototype split-cycle two-cylinder engine
A new type of engine that stores compressed air could improve fuel economy by as much as 50 percent.
Date: 01/24/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Autodesk is working on upgrading their building performance modeling software to make energy retrofits cheaper, easier, and more accessible to small scale building owners.
Date: 08/28/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
Ausra sells planned CA solar farm to First Solar, resulting in the cancellation of Ausra’s contract to provide 177 megawatts to PG&E- a setback in the utility’s efforts to meet state-mandated renewable-energy targets.
Date: 11/05/2009
Type: News
One of Maine’s top wildlife advocacy groups says there’s plenty of room in the state to accommodate animal habitat and wind energy development.
Date: 12/05/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Utilities
Tags: energy, Maine
As green building becomes more popular, homeowners are taking different approaches to green living. A study found that the most common reason for going green was cost saving measures associated with energy efficiency.
Date: 08/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings
There is a mismatch of population density and electricity use in the world today.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
A marine sponge that produces silicon dioxide fibers.
Ever wonder about Daniel Morse's work? He and his colleagues develop biologically-inspired, nanostructured semiconductors modeled after sea sponges. Learn the basics!
Date: 07/02/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
The Department of Energy's ARPA-E will distribute $100 million for research on energy efficient building technologies and smart grid concepts.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: Blog

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