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

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Ausra sells planned CA solar farm to First Solar, resulting in the cancellation of Ausra’s contract to provide 177 megawatts to PG&E- a setback in the utility’s efforts to meet state-mandated renewable-energy targets.
Date: 11/05/2009
Type: News
One of Maine’s top wildlife advocacy groups says there’s plenty of room in the state to accommodate animal habitat and wind energy development.
Date: 12/05/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Utilities
Tags: energy, Maine
A marine sponge that produces silicon dioxide fibers.
Ever wonder about Daniel Morse's work? He and his colleagues develop biologically-inspired, nanostructured semiconductors modeled after sea sponges. Learn the basics!
Date: 07/02/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy announced that their TRANSNET project teams will design new software systems that provide travelers information about energy-efficient transportation options to reach their destinations.
Date: 07/30/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
The Department of Energy announced $106M today in funding for 37 experimental projects that could radically change the ways that we think of alternative energy.
Date: 04/30/2010
Type: News
Global investment in nuclear power is at a much smaller magnitude than that of renewable energy. Many world powers generate more energy from non-hydro renewables than from nuclear.
Date: 07/20/2015
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
Revolutionary material allows electrons to travel on its surface with no loss of energy, drastically improving computer chip efficiency and possibly replacing common silicon semiconductors.
Date: 01/20/2010
Type: News
We are pleased to announce the selection of architectural firm KieranTimberlake to design a new home for the Institute. The building will be named Henley Hall in honor of Jeff and Judy Henley's lead gift, and will be a symbol of the Institute and UC Santa Barbara's commitment to energy efficiency.
Date: 08/09/2012
Type: News
A New Mexico electric utility is the second major utility to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with Pacific Gas and Electric, due to the Chamber's hard-line stance against climate change regulation.
Date: 09/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
CalCharge, a group which includes Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, looks to boost the pace of innovation in battery storage technology through the type of networking and collaboration common in Silicon Valley.
Date: 05/30/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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