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The latest news from the United Nations’ climate talks in Doha, Qatar, where representatives from nearly 200 countries are working on a second round of pledges to reduce emissions ahead of the Kyoto Protocol’s expiration.
Date: 11/29/2012
Type: Article
Shale Rock
Join the Institute, Carsey-Wolf Center and the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management for Game Changer: Unconventional Gas & Oil and the Energy Landscape, on March 6th at 7pm at the Pollock Theater at UC Santa Barbara.
Date: 02/21/2014
Type: Event, News
Department of Energy Undersecretary for Science gives talk in an Institute for Energy Efficiency sponsored lecture
Date: 01/14/2010
Type: News
UC Santa Barbara-- home to the Institute for Energy Efficiency-- was honored by Southern California Edison and The Climate Registry for its environmental stewardship and for taking action on climate change.
Date: 04/05/2012
In a comprehensive report, McKinsey & Company outlines the large potential energy savings for energy efficiency upgrades.
Date: 07/30/2009
Type: Article
Lawrence Livermore National Lab releases its 2012 United States' energy use graph.
Date: 09/03/2013
Type: Article
Solar panels
Just a month after making an announcement about a 40.9 percent efficiency multi-junction production cell, Solar Junction has announced an NREL-validated efficiency value of 41.4 percent on a production cell.
Date: 02/15/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Lead-sulfide quantum dots
Researchers at the University of Wyoming have demonstrated that quantum dot nanomaterials could be used to create ultra-efficient solar cells that convert more sunlight into electricity than once thought possible.
Date: 09/30/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The US Postal Service and UPS have partnered in an effort to increase both companies' sustainability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and cut costs.
Date: 12/10/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
Building Construction
State and local code officials voted to adopt new building codes that will achieve 30% in energy savings, using the 2006 model code as the baseline, for commercial and residential buildings. The new code will impact building construction, additions, and renovations in 47 states and Washington DC.
Date: 11/02/2010
Type: Article, News

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