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

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verge quadrants
The GreenBiz Group is unveiling a new initiative called VERGE, focusing on the convergence of four technology sectors: vehicles, information, buildings, and energy.
Date: 04/18/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Transportation
Major car companies and well-funded startups — fueled by federal clean-energy funding and rapid improvement in lithium-ion batteries — are now producing electric vehicles that will soon be in showrooms.
Date: 01/21/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Transportation
lightbulb with money
Business analyst Christopher Russell quantifies the costs--in terms of the wasted energy that you have to pay for--associated with doing nothing to improve your efficiency. When compared to efficiency upgrade costs, the numbers often make a compelling argument for improvements.
Date: 04/26/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact
Executive Director Dan Colbert comments on the recently released article, "The California Experiment".
Date: 11/01/2009
Type: Blog
City skyline
Under a lease with a sustainability clause, tenants can divide the savings from energy efficiency with the landlord, and those savings in turn can be used to pay for new equipment or building upgrades.
Date: 02/09/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Economic Impact
The California start-up SunRun is selling solar energy to consumers in a unique way. The company installs solar panels on a home and then agrees to sell the electricity to the home for a fixed long-term rate. This enables consumers to utilize solar power without the upfront capital.
Date: 09/17/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A new study predicts that by 2030, the US will use land area the size of Minnesota for energy production, citing the huge amount of land needed for current renewable technologies. The report highlights the importance of energy conservation and energy efficiency to combat this land consumption.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: Blog
LED
Starbucks has replaced every incandescent and halogen bulb in their US coffee stores with LEDs; company-wide, the switch has reduced lighting energy consumption by 80 percent and total store energy consumption by 7 percent.
Date: 12/10/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Sprint is investing in smart grid technology to eventually supply utilities with advanced telecommunications products, data services, and secure IT solutions.
Date: 08/12/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Smart Grid
The emerging smart grid industry is creating partnerships between software companies and appliance manufactures.
Date: 07/01/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid

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