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July 15, 2016
By Adam Ashton • Sacramento Bee

California’s biggest utilities break own record for solar power

“People are watching California and using California as a model system, so we really need to set the precedent for how we use our land to produce energy,” said Rebecca Hernandez, an assistant professor of land and water resources at UC Davis. “What we do here is really emulated in the world.”

July 12, 2016
By Adam Ashton • Sacramento Bee

Why are the world’s cap-and-trade markets struggling to keep prices up?

"Investors and businesses may be holding back in today’s market, waiting to see if they’ll need to buy more emission allowances to use after 2020," said UC Davis economics professor James Bushnell.  “People should still expect to buy permits sooner or later, but it appears they want to do it later,” he said.

June 7, 2016
By Joshua Emerson Smith

Water conservation has saved energy, cut greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

“We were quite surprised when we looked at the numbers,” said Frank Loge, director of the UC Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency, which produced the new analysis. “I think people have known this intuitively for a couple of years, but our analysis highlighted it,” he added.

December 1, 2013
By Cory Golden • The Davis Enterprise

‘Learning as we go’: West Village at 87% of goal

“The world is full of people who are enthusiastically trying to do one-off zero-net-energy buildings, but the future here really lies in doing it at community scale,” says Ralph Cavanagh.

 

November 26, 2013

What the Future Looks Like: West Village, University of California at Davis

Reports of the progress West Village has made in terms of becoming a zero-net energy community are covered in NRDC Switchboard, Renewable Energy World, and Environment Guru.

April 30, 2013

EV living: Honda breaks ground on net-zero concept home

Honda's new super-efficient demo home at UC Davis is covered by The Mother Nature Network, SolarFeeds, AutoblogGreen, CleanTechnica, Left Lane News, Green Car Congress and SustainableBusiness.com

April 24, 2013

New Technology Inspires a Rethinking of Light

Michael Siminovitch, director of the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis, has been featured in a New York Times article regarding lighting

February 4, 2013

UC Davis lighting experts push for national quality standard for LEDs

UC Davis lighting experts push for national quality standard for LEDs

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