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

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Includes an interactive chart to see whether an amount of money would return better results invested in the stock market or in energy efficiency over a given time period.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact
China announced last week that its Export-Import Bank has signed a $2.9 billion deal to finance clean energy exports, while the U.S. Ex-Im Bank previously announced the investment of $250 million.
Date: 11/30/2009
Type: Blog
A recent report says that greater investment in energy efficiency could achieve $200m in cost savings and create over 1 million jobs.
Date: 11/10/2011
Type: News
GE "Power Your Home" challenge logo
GE has launched the second phase of its Ecomagination Challenge with the aim of finding the best ideas in energy efficiency and integrating renewables in the residential sector.
Date: 01/18/2011
Type: Article, News
Technologies: General Information
Though the capital required and investement opportunity in energy efficiency varies dramatically by sector and region, there are paths to cutting energy demand and greenhouse gas emission, while generating attractive returns.
Date: 07/01/2008
Type: Article
Technologies: Economic Impact
EU carbon prices have fallen to a six month low after the Copenhagen talks failed to reach a binding agreement. Such low prices delay clean tech investments, particularly by utilities.
Date: 12/22/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
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
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
Energy efficiency retrofits.
A new report from the Center for American Progress and Energy Resource Management explores energy efficiency policy at the state level. The study found that state policies have driven private investment into energy efficiency projects, created new jobs and cut energy costs for homes and businesses.
Date: 09/21/2010
Type: Report

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