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

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Energy could become as abundant as information has become with technological efficiency, demand response utilities, and consumer adaptation.
Date: 07/16/2009
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
With a large amount of venture funding going into smart grid companies, there is a risk of over-inflating the industry. Fortunately, many of the smart grid technology companies are experienced and developed, like Google, IBM, Cisco, and Intel.
Date: 06/19/2009
Type: Blog
A new report released, highlights the green economy that has emerged in California, partially attributed to the favorable policies towards energy efficiency.
Date: 12/09/2009
Type: Blog, News
Technologies: Economic Impact
Federal mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say they might not accept loans for homes that take advantage of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The stance contradicts Obama's allocation of stimulus funds to support PACE and has homeowners and retrofitting companies confused.
Date: 06/30/2010
Type: News
Moon
The Ontario government has asked nickel-mining company XStrada to operate its mines at night in order to minimize peak energy demand during the day. The government is providing incentives through price structures that discount off-peak energy.
Date: 09/26/2010
Type: News
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
concentrating solar power (csp)
By arranging the mirrors of a concentrating solar power plant (CSP) in the pattern of sunflower florets, researchers estimate these facilities could take up 20% less space than with current layouts.
Date: 01/11/2012
Type: News
Panel
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Energy Efficiency, Game Changer: Unconventional Gas & Oil and the Energy Landscape brought together experts to discuss how to manage the controversial method of hydraulic fracturing.
Date: 03/13/2014
Type: News
Carbon productivity has to be increased to maintain our lifestyle.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Economic Impact
The National Renewable Energy Lab has created a new site that tracks economic activity in clean energy and publishes the data transparently.
Date: 12/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact

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