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

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Global climate change may be drastically altering cloud formation in the mid-latitude sky, producing noctilucent clouds.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Climate Change
Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. He covers the importance of renewable energy and energy efficiency, among other topics.
Date: 08/13/2012
Type: Article
Burning natural gas to generate electricity releases about half as much carbon dioxide as burning coal, but such a benefit can be offset by accidental methane leakage during drilling and transmission. A new measuring system can help minimize accidental methane releases.
Date: 12/14/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
Larry Smarr presents on how information technology can help reduce greenhouse gas levels and transform the world from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy.
Date: 04/29/2010
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Climate Change
In a sharp change from its cautious approach in the past, the National Academy of Sciences called for taxes on carbon emissions, a cap-and-trade program for such emissions or some other strong action to curb runaway global warming.
Date: 05/19/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
With first-year funding approved, Energy Secretary Chu's flagship program is getting underway.
Date: 12/23/2009
Type: Blog
The Indian government has announced plans to combat climate change through energy efficiency. The move is meant to show India's willingness to contribute constructively to solving the issue.
Date: 09/03/2009
Type: Blog, News
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh affirm their countries' commitment to building a clean energy economy that will drive investment, job creation, and economic growth.
Date: 11/25/2009
Type: News
India announces a $1 clean energy tax per ton of coal and a 5 percent import tax reduction on renewable energy in order to boost cleantech investments.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog
The eyes of the United States are on California as the state prepares to launch its cap and trade program, the first of its kind in the U.S., on January 1.
Date: 10/17/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change

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