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

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President Obama signed an executive order that sets a national goal of 40 GW of new combined heat and power (CHP) by the end of 2020. This will decrease national GHG emissions; enhance grid security; and could save manufacturers at least $100 billion in energy costs over the next decade.
Date: 09/04/2012
Type: Article
President Obama signed the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act on Wednesday after the bill received bipartisan support in Congress.
Date: 12/19/2012
Type: Article
Innovative startup OPower is focusing on customer engagement and behavior modification to achieve great gains in home energy efficiency.
Date: 08/16/2010
Type: Article
A highlight of this year’s summit was the Town-Hall Meeting where audience members engaged in a dialogue with a panel of three energy experts.
Date: 05/21/2009
Type: Slides, Video
DOD energy research
A critique of the Post-Partisan Power proposal for how how the federal government should address the climate and energy crises claims that investing in energy innovation is not enough.
Date: 10/22/2010
Type: Article
Large amounts of government spending is about to specifically fund energy efficiency.
Date: 02/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Economic Impact
Robert Ayers, co-author of the book "Crossing the Energy Divide" discusses how inefficiently the American economy uses energy and how this might be improved.
Date: 01/19/2010
Type: Blog
A new book recently published by the National Academy of Sciences describes how existing energy efficiency technologies can help the US use less energy while maintaining economic growth.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: Article
President Obama.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Vice President Joe Biden announce that--thanks in part to funding from the Recovery Act--the country is on track to achieve three major energy goals set out by the Department of Energy, including cheaper, more efficient car batteries and cheaper solar power.
Date: 08/24/2010
Type: News
Last week, Pew Charitable Trusts released a report indicating global renewable energy finance and investment rose to $263 billion in 2011, an increase of 6.5% from 2010.
Date: 04/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact

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