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

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Philips' EnduraLED A21
Philips Lighting has unveiled a new 75-watt equivalent LED bulb while Philips spinoff NXP announced that it has developed GreenChip, a low-powered networking device that can be inserted into bulbs for inexpensive networking.
Date: 05/16/2011
Type: Article, Video
Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a plastic computer memory device based on the "spin" of electrons that could store more data in less space, process data faster, and consume less power.
Date: 08/09/2010
Type: Article
Researchers at the UCSB Center for Polymers and Organic Solids are finding ways to reduce the cost of solar cells to make photovoltaics at least as cheap as the grid.
Date: 12/01/2007
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Smart Grid, a technological upgrade to the nation's electricity infrastructure equivalent to switching from rotary phones to cell phones, could transform consumer outlook on energy use, but first has some major obstacles to overcome.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid
DOD energy research
A critique of the Post-Partisan Power proposal for how how the federal government should address the climate and energy crises claims that investing in energy innovation is not enough.
Date: 10/22/2010
Type: Article
Charging station.
By 2020, annual sales of EVs will reach 2 million. But even as these shiny new vehicles take to the road, serious questions remain about the infrastructure--or rather, the lack of infrastructure--to charge them.
Date: 09/11/2010
Data centers have become increasingly important as more information is shared and put online. Yet, a recent study found that data centers can waste 90% or more of electricity. This NY Times article examines the energy use, pollution, and the need to better the energy efficiency of data centers.
Date: 09/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Data Centers
Solar Junction -- a Silicon Valley start-up -- has raised solar cell efficiency to 44 percent. Their triple-junction technology absorbs a broader spectrum of light compared to conventional solar cells.
Date: 12/10/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
What does the future hold for cars and our commuting world? Industry leaders weigh in with their predictions on electric and hybrid cars, batteries, and the transportation industry.
Date: 10/25/2012
Type: Article
Many energy efficiency opportunities are in the developing world, where policymakers have an opportunity to build a green, robust economy.
Date: 02/01/2009
Type: Article

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