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

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The new Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, delivers his first big policy address. Secretary Moniz uses the Obama administration's Climate Action Plan as the backbone of his speech and sets the stage for his tenure.
Date: 08/27/2013
Type: Article
Phys.org features an article on the Institute's ICT Technology Roundtable report detailing the needed efficiency increases in network technologies to meet future energy demands.
Date: 08/27/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Communication
Southern California Edison released a white paper that shares insights to its electric vehicle readiness program as the utility prepares for widespread EV adoption in its service territory.
Date: 08/26/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation, Utilities
LED prices have dramatically fallen causing an increase in LED sales. According to Navigant Research, this will promote the adoption of lighting controls and drive technological advancement for lighting controls.
Date: 08/23/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Researchers at MIT have developed a battery that could bring us reliable and cheap large scale energy storage.
Date: 08/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
The White House has begun installing American-made solar panels as part of a commitment to renewable energy. The installations will also serve as a demonstration of incorporating solar into a historic building.
Date: 08/21/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Residential charging of electric cars may draw more power than local neighborhood grids are set up to handle. The popularity of electric cars in California has led utilities to take steps to accommodate the increase in electric cars on the grid.
Date: 08/20/2013
Type: Article
A Treehugger article details some interesting facts on car sales in California. Hybrid cars now represent 7% of the market in California.
Date: 08/19/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Transportation
Currently, the United States uses more air conditioning than all other countries combined. This can soon change, as air conditioning demand increases in China, India, Indonesia, among others developing countries.
Date: 08/15/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, HVAC
The total United States wind capacity climbed to 60 gigawatts at the end of 2012. United States passed China and Germany as the global leader in wind capacity.
Date: 08/14/2013
Type: Article

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