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

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Today’s renewable energy technologies won’t save us. So what will?
Date: 11/20/2014
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
lightbulb with money
Business analyst Christopher Russell quantifies the costs--in terms of the wasted energy that you have to pay for--associated with doing nothing to improve your efficiency. When compared to efficiency upgrade costs, the numbers often make a compelling argument for improvements.
Date: 04/26/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact
green construction
A new study from the Building Codes Assistance Project reveals that the average incremental cost of constructing a new home to meet the current energy efficiency building code is relatively small, and that owners will recoup those costs through energy savings in less than four years.
Date: 11/20/2010
Type: News
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
According to the Alliance to Save Energy, energy efficiency could reduce the federal deficit, free up consumer spending power and lead us out of the recession.
Date: 10/08/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Economic Impact
Smart-grid lines.
Smart grid investments are costly and may not always always pay for themselves through utilities' operational cost savings alone. It is of great importance to factor in the benefits to consumers and society at large and to make sure consumers understand these benefits.
Date: 09/20/2010
Type: Article
China has put concrete numbers on a carbon intensity reduction plan, equating to approximately 4% in greenhouse gas emissions reductions per year, but this will not result in the peaking of emissions anytime soon.
Date: 11/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Concentrating solar photovoltaic technology has the potential to be low cost and efficient, but production must be scaled up through proven performance in order to bring costs down.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: Article
Mark Pinto, Senior Vice President at Applied Materials, discusses the opportunity for new technology solutions in the field of clean energy.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: Video
In a comprehensive report, McKinsey & Company outlines the large potential energy savings for energy efficiency upgrades.
Date: 07/30/2009
Type: Article

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