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This report from REN21, a United Nations affiliate focused on renewable energy technology, highlights an extraordinary year for clean energy investment in 2015.
Date: 06/03/2016
Type: Report
This paper features a "node-by-node measure of grid stress, a prediction of the largest nodal voltage deviation, and an estimate of the distance to collapse," which can be used to increase grid stability.
Date: 02/23/2016
Type: Report
Technologies: Smart Grid
The power needs of data centers will continue to rise in the future, with cloud storage and data flow speed as the main contributors to this rise. This and more to be discussed at the PIC International conference.
Date: 01/28/2016
Type: Report
Technologies: Photonics
Technology Roundtable
A report that details the outcomes of the Institute's Standards for GaN Power Electronics Technology Roundtable, held on March 11-12 at UC Santa Barbara, has just been released.
Date: 05/22/2014
Type: Report
Technologies: Electronics
The Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy has released Energy 2030, a set of policy recommendations that urges policymakers at all levels of government to take action in achieving set energy productivity goals by 2030.
Date: 04/10/2013
Type: Report
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UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency and the Kavli Foundation announce a Report that identifies four issues that must be addressed to improve data center energy efficiency through strategic partnerships between academia and industry.
Date: 03/08/2012
Type: News, Report
The ACEEE examines three energy efficiency investment scenarios and examines their potential impact on the US economy by 2050.
Date: 02/21/2012
Type: Report
Technologies: Economic Impact
Efficient Building
A product of the two-day workshop held in December 2010 by the Institute for Energy Efficiency, this new white paper provides and overview of current technologies and recommends improvements and actions needed to advance the development and adoption of integrated building systems.
Date: 06/14/2011
Type: Report
Technologies: Buildings
UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency announces the release of a white paper which recommends improvements and actions needed to advance the development and adoption of integrated building control systems for energy efficiency.
Date: 06/14/2011
Type: News, Report
This Department of Energy report identifies emerging technologies that benefit from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Building Technologies Program.
Date: 05/16/2011
Type: Report
Technologies: Buildings

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