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

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Solid-state lighting holds the promise of huge energy savings and long-lasting light sources. But before it comes to market, the products, like LED lights, have to get better, cheaper and easier to make.
Date: 01/27/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: ARRA, DOE, LED
Executives from various companies have formed the Electrification Coalition which aims to promote government action to facilitate deployment of electric vehicles, calling for revised building codes and loan guarantees.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
As the demand for batteries is expected to rise dramatically, many start-ups hope to gain potential market share of the battery economy.
Date: 07/20/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Computer chip-maker ARM has developed a clever way to maintain performance while showing 60-70% gains for smartphones by splitting processing duties between an efficient chip and a more powerful chip.
Date: 10/20/2011
Type: News
Unite to Light, a nonprofit co-founded by UCSB Engineering professor and Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, John Bowers, will send hundreds of solar-powered LED lights to the Philippines.
Date: 11/18/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
As follow-up to Josh Fox's documentary 'Gasland', his new short film, 'The Sky is Pink', specifically addresses New York's fracking proposal. In this short video, Huffington Post interviewers talk to Josh Fox about his new film.
Date: 07/10/2012
Type: Video
The proposed Home Star program will create jobs and provide incentives to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes.
Date: 01/29/2010
Type: Blog
By studying the solar absorption properties of pyrite, scientists have discovered chemically similar materials that could replace more rare and expensive elements used in current photovoltaics.
Date: 11/28/2011
Type: News
Results of homes undergoing retrofits are presented at the BuildingEnergy Conference in Boston, revealing energy savings of up to 70 percent.
Date: 03/12/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings
McDonough discusses moving towards and environmentally and economically intelligent future by continually recycling material from old products into new ones.
Date: 05/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials

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