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

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Better technology and high battery costs have revived interest in hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles.
Date: 10/09/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Two coalitions of companies are now making tiny, lightweight sensors that could make lithium-ion batteries smaller, cheaper, and safer. These sensors can be integrated into batteries and can help detect how much charge is left.
Date: 09/17/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Chevy Volt
Automakers will now be required to nearly double the average fuel economy of new cars and trucks by 2025 (from 29 mpg to 54.5 mpg). The new standards will save Americans $1.7 trillion in fuel costs.
Date: 08/29/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Clean Car Calculator
Andrew Revkin talks about our online tool for gauging the relative value of efficient cars
Date: 05/11/2012
Type: News
Increasing production and declining consumption of gasoline and oil have unexpectedly brought the United States markedly closer to independence from foreign energy sources.
Date: 03/23/2012
Technologies: Transportation, Utilities
Bilal Bomani, lead scientist at NASA's GreenLab Research Facility, discusses his work to find a plant that will grow in salt water while providing a food source and a bio-fuel.
Date: 01/25/2012
Type: Video
Technologies: Transportation
With new research into ultra-light lithium-air batteries, IBM hopes to achieve 500 miles on a single charge. The key breakthrough was an atomic level computer model that helped stabilize the battery's chemistry to increase its lifespan.
Date: 01/17/2012
Type: News
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
New proposed federal fuel economy standards have the potential to save Americans $1.7 trillion in total fuel costs and net $8,000 per vehicle on average.
Date: 11/16/2011
Type: News
NASA is investing $89 million to see if it can achieve limitless flight using solar photovoltaic technology.
Date: 11/08/2011
Type: News

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