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

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Massachusetts places first in a ranking of the most energy-efficient states by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), knocking California out of the top spot.
Date: 10/20/2011
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
California politicians are approving legislation that would make the state the nation's leader in green energy policy. If signed into law, utilities would be required to get one-third of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Date: 09/12/2009
Type: News
Reuters – The sun is shown as it rises between power transmission lines
California announced country's most aggressive state plan on energy efficiency, with over $3.1 billion earmarked to retrofits and programs that will result in energy savings
Date: 09/25/2009
Type: News
There is a mismatch of population density and electricity use in the world today.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
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
Energy saving activities.
A study by the National Academy of Sciences finds that consumers don't fully understand the actual energy savings of various activities (like driving a more efficient car or turning off lights), indicating that consumer education or awareness programs could have a big impact on energy consumption.
Date: 08/18/2010
A new report from the ACEEE ranks America's 34 largest cities on what they are doing to save energy and costs in 5 key areas.
Date: 09/20/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: General Information
University of Melbourne
The Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications will be devoted to innovation in energy-efficient networks and technologies with the goal of reducing the impact of telecommunications on the environment; CEET will be one of the largest research efforts for green telecommunications in the world.
Date: 03/30/2011
Type: Article
Nobel Prize winner Burton Richter makes a pitch to Obama for a coherent long-term energy policy that includes a focus on transportation, electricity generation and energy efficiency.
Date: 06/28/2010
Type: Blog, Video
NRDC released the “201.0 Smarter Cities” list of 22 municipalities that are leading the way in green power, energy efficiency, and conservation.
Date: 07/29/2010
Type: Blog

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