Energy Efficiency Lectures - UC Santa Barbara

Video Lectures

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Lecture 1
Lighting: Driving Towards a World of LED Lighting
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Lighting: Driving Towards a World of LED Lighting

November 2009



Light Emitting Diode (LED) technologies last 100 times as long as incandescent, have no glass or filaments, use 90% less energy, are non-toxic, and convert significantly less energy to heat. Explore the uses, problems and future of LED sources with Steven DenBaars, Michale Krames. Bruce Pelton and Jim Sanfilippo. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [11/2009] [Science] [Education] [Show ID: 17371]

Lecture 2
Technology Management Program UCSB: Energy Summit 2006
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Technology Management Program UCSB: Energy Summit 2006

June 2006



The Technology Management Program sponsored the Emerging Energy Technologies Summit-2006 at UC Santa Barbara. Key issues discussed included more efficient and renewable energy sources, solar and wind power, production of ethanol; hybrid, electric and hydrogen cars, etc. Series: Technology Management Program [6/2006] [Science] [Show ID: 11696]

Lecture 3
Next Generation Energy Efficiency in California
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Next Generation Energy Efficiency in California


November 2009



There is more momentum behind energy efficiency then there has been in three decades. California specifically is running the largest and most effective energy efficiency program in the world. Dian Grueneich, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission, argues that energy efficiency is the number one tool for addressing global warming. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [11/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 17374]

Lecture 4
Delivering Efficiency and Innovation for the Future
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Delivering Efficiency and Innovation for the Future


November 2009



IT contributes about 2% of the energy usage in the United States. Justin Rattner, Vice President and CTO of Intel, explores this small, but rapidly growing, part of US energy use and opportunities for energy savings. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [11/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 17372]

Lecture 5
Commercializing Advances in Energy Efficiency
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Commercializing Advances in Energy Efficiency

December 2009



Achieving energy efficiency will require more efficient buildings, replacing lighting with LED lights, installing web-based control of load, storing electricity during off-peak periods, and educating people to appreciate energy efficiency. J. Michael McQuade, PK Kapadia and Nancy Jenkins explore the changes needed to yield large energy savings. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [12/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 17381]
Lecture 6
Buildings and Energy-Smart Design
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Buildings and Energy-Smart Design


November 2009



Buildings in the US cause 48% of carbon emissions and consumed 71% of US electricity. To use less energy per capita several strategies are discussed including a smart grid that could give customers options by letting them choose energy control options not currently available. Igor Mezic, Jack Sahl and Jeffrey Reed explore smart design for buildings. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [11/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 17376]

Lecture 7
Policy and Technology: Conflict or Synergy?
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Policy and Technology: Conflict or Synergy?


November 2009



A highlight of this years Energy Summit was the Town-Hall Meeting where audience members engaged in a dialogue with energy experts Randy Komisar, Arun Majumdar and Michael McQuade who touched mainly on consumer behavior, energy investment strategies, future energy outlook, and broadly on social responsibility of energy efficiency. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [11/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 17379]

Lecture 8
Energy Efficiency: The Challenge and the Opportunity
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Energy Efficiency: The Challenge and the Opportunity


November 2009



Carbon productivity has to be increased to maintain our lifestyle. Nick Hodson, Principal, McKinsey and Company, argues that energy efficiency can significantly grow GDP by making the economy more efficient. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [11/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 17377]

Lecture 9
Electronics and Photonics: An Energy Efficient Internet
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Electronics and Photonics: An Energy Efficient Internet


November 2009



Using hybrid silicon devises, optical fiber, modulators, and hybrid lasers, a fast, low energy Internet is being created. John Bowers, Rod Tucker and Garry Epps explore the creation of a green Internet and the work being done to create energy efficiency. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [11/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 17375]

Lecture 10
Computing: Enabling the Growth of the Internet Services
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Computing: Enabling the Growth of the Internet Services


November 2009



Computing is the fastest growing part of carbon consumption. Experts explore how to increase energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of computing, data centers and servers. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [11/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 17373]

Lecture 11
Toward a More Efficient Use of Renewable Energy Sources
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Toward a More Efficient Use of Renewable Energy Sources


November 2009



Renewable energy. In one hour we get enough sunlight on the earth to power the planet for a year. The molecular design of new materials for efficient harvesting of photons from the sun is promising. But storing that energy requires the next generation of batteries: sustainable, safe, and high-energy. Alan Heeger, Lon Bell and Jean-Marie Tarason explore new ways to meet our energy needs. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [11/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 17378]

Lecture 12
21st Century Science for Efficient Energy Production and Use
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21st Century Science for Efficient Energy Production and Use


November 2009



Raymond Orbach, former Under Secretary for Science, United States Department of Energy, argues that the three major energy challenges in the US are energy security, environmental sustainability, and economic impact and that a unique opportunity has emerged to change the world using a new ability to alter materials at the atomic scale like never before possible. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [11/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 17380]

Lecture 13
Renewable Energy and the Future
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Renewable Energy and the Future


July 2006



The Emerging Energy Technologies Summit 2006, part of UCSB's Technology Management Program, takes a look at more efficient and renewable energy sources, solar and wind power, production of ethanol, and more energy-efficient cars. Series: "Technology Management Program" [7/2006] [Science] [Show ID: 11695]

Lecture 14
Technology Politics and the Economy
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Technology Politics and the Economy


December 2009



Lynn Scarlett, former Deputy Secretary of the Interior, argues that investing in natures capital is a smart twenty-first century energy policy. Arun Majumdar, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, explores how regulation and technology can work together to improve energy consumption. He also looks at some of the new technologies that may become large-scale solutions. Series: Summit on Energy Efficiency [12/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 17382]