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

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) chairman Jon Wellinghoff speaks on energy efficiency in relation to utility companies and the Smart Grid
Date: 10/16/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Unite to Light, a nonprofit co-founded by UCSB Engineering professor and Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, John Bowers, will send hundreds of solar-powered LED lights to the Philippines.
Date: 11/18/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Buildings must emit radically less CO2 during construction and occupation. This often leads to the assumption that we should be delivering ‘Zero-Carbon Buildings’. However, this is the wrong target for buildings, radical energy efficiency is the right target for buildings.
Date: 10/31/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
India has committed to 266 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy in the next five years and promises to generate 1 million jobs by meeting its target of installing 100 GW of solar energy by 2022.
Date: 02/24/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
California's electrical grid has a problem -- a nice problem, but a problem nonetheless: The state often has too much power.
Date: 03/31/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Korea has created a PV-covered bike lane connecting Sejong and Daejeon which offers a clean transit option that utilizes unused median space in an existing highway, while providing renewable solar electricity.
Date: 04/23/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation
Solar energy is fast becoming a 'least-cost' option for U.S. utilities. Declining technology costs, policy support and retail rate levels are cited as contributing factors.
Date: 05/08/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
California’s goal of merging rooftop solar systems, smart inverters, behind-the-meter batteries, real-time energy management systems and other distributed energy resources with its utilities’ grid plans faces a major challenge before it even gets underway -- the data-sharing challenge.
Date: 05/19/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid
Low-cost technology is already improving the quality of life in rural, off-grid communities.
Date: 05/28/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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