An EETD Seminar on June 8, 2012
Enervee brings a new approach to online shopping that enables consumers, businesses and governments to buy products based on the personal cost of owning things rather than just the purchase price. Enervee hopes to influence purchasing decisions during the shopping process by showing a straightforward comparison of total cost (purchase price + energy cost) for TVs, Refrigerators, Computers, and other appliances. (Sadly, the slide presentation doesn't work, but the latter half the speaker shows their website. Sound recording is OK throughout.)
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An EETD Seminar on May 31, 2012, presented by Dr. Cenk Kocer, from the University of Sydney.
The vacuum glazing consists of two panes of glass separated by a sub-millimetre vacuum gap. ...The purpose of this talk is to present a brief history of the vacuum glazing research at the University of Sydney, and outline in detail the processes, issues, and performance of this window technology.
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An EETD Seminar on May 11, 2012, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab:
(Slide show works fine, but the speaker's voice did not record, due to microphone problems. Please contact speaker at if you want more information about this lecture.)
Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles are key to making transportation sustainable and climate change neutral. This talk will focus on the electricity grid integration aspects of wide-scale charging infrastructure: the impact on generation capacity, transmission and distribution are dealt with through measurements, modeling and scenario simulations. The advantages and problems of the possible business models to pay for the charging are discussed. Alternative charging and grid-coupling technology (e.g. wireless inductive charging) is considered. The relationship with the transition towards "smart cities" is discussed. In this talk, some on-going living labs on electric vehicle integration in Europe (with a focus on Belgium) will be presented showing how academic research work in this field is brought to practice.
An EETD Seminar by Maggie Koerth-Baker (from BoingBoing.net), on May 3, 2012
When you talk about your research, do you feel like you're talking to yourself? Have ever accidentally left a lay person more confused than they were before they met you? Does your left eye go twitchy every time a journalist calls? Communicating science is scary. Fortunately, the same lessons that turn cringe-worthy journalism into smart science reporting can help you do a better job of communicating your own work--whether directly to the public, or to journalists, themselves. Don't freak out. Don't give up. Instead, come to this presentation.
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An EETD Seminar by Yong Liang, a Ph.D. Candidate at U.C. Berkeley
Nowadays, users in the retail electricity market only need to pay a fixed rate for electricity. This strategy results in lack of coordination between demand and supply and costs significant waste. A shift from fixed rate pricing in retail markets could potentially yield many benefits.
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