This week, I will once again attend the University of California Santa Barbara’s “Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency” hosted by the Institute for Energy Efficiency (IEE). The Institute for Energy Efficiency, based at the UCSB Campus, and as an interdisciplinary research institute, is “dedicated to developing technological solutions that will forever change how energy is produced, managed, and used.”
This year, the Summit will focus on “Science and Technology for a Sustainable Energy Future” with speakers from a variety of disciplines, including Bill Brinkman (Director, Office of Science for the DOE), Bikash Koley (Senior Network Architect at Google), Paul De Martini (Chief Technology Officer, Connected Energy Group Cisco), JB Straubel (Chief Technology Officer at Tesla Motors), and many more.
Of course, here at Distributed Energy, much of our editorial content touches upon energy efficiency and the technological advances associated with onsite power systems, so I am looking forward to two days full of presentations on a variety of topics ranging from the technology, policy, and financing of energy efficiency, to renewable energy, to demand reduction, and the smart grid. I will be posting updates from the summit in on our twitter feed—so follow us and get some firsthand information and latest updates from the Summit.
In the meantime, take a look at my reports from last year’s event:
Cold Beer and Hot Shower
The Future's So Bright
Cue the Lights
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