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

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USA energy-efficiency ranks
A new energy-efficiency score card from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy reveals that although the South and the MidWest lag behind, the Southwest has made gains in energy efficiency.
Date: 10/13/2010
Type: News, Report
LED street lights.
The New York Times reports on the potential for energy efficiency improvements to reduce power consumption and combat climate change.
Date: 09/01/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
The White House Better Buildings Challenge has already saved participants over $1 billion in the first two years of the ten year program. The success of this challenge shows the new trend in energy efficiency that is not only government-mandated, but also market-driven.
Date: 06/12/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Buildings
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
A number of software companies are competing for customers in the energy management market and the degree to which they can implement energy efficiency savings quickly and with minimal hassle may become the main differentiating factor between them.
Date: 08/11/2010
Type: Article
Rebound effect
A new report from Institute faculty member Roland Geyer and his colleague Sheetal Gavankar examines the rebound effect, or the extent to which energy savings enabled by advances in energy efficiency are reduced by the behavioral response to the increase in efficiency.
Date: 10/26/2010
Type: Report
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Greentech Media's annual list of large companies that will make a difference in green in the coming year includes some big energy players.
Date: 04/11/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
Sales of bulbs using light-emitting diodes are expected to increase sharply -- partly because some consumers complain about the bluish light produced by another energy-saving variety, compact fluorescents.
Date: 11/01/2013
Type: Article
The tech industry is pushing toward more resource-efficient computing architectures in two ways: integrated systems and modular data centers.
Date: 04/26/2012
Type: Article
A new study by the NRDC shows that our greatest energy resource over the past 40 years has been energy efficiency.
Date: 10/10/2013
Type: Article

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