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UC Davis Energy News – April 2021

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Happy New Year! We were delighted to end 2021 with our Board of Advisors Meeting and a 15th anniversary celebration dinner. Thank you to everyone that joined us! It was wonderful to connect in person and celebrate this milestone. We look forward to many more years together. [Pictures from the Event]

Group shot of EGG students

Thank You to Our Give Day Donors

 
This UC Davis Give Day, over $38,000 was raised for our energy and transportation programs! Thank you to all the donors who helped us reach and surpass our goal. We are so grateful for your support and generosity. The top priority of these gifts are our extraordinary students. If you missed Give Day but would still like to contribute, gifts can be made here.
Lighting ballast

Million LED Challenge Expands to Include Linear LEDs

 
The Million LED Challenge Program has expanded to include high-quality linear LED lamps, retrofit kits and luminaires! LED A-lamps, PAR-lamps and downlights are also available. Launched in 2018, the Program is encouraging widespread adoption of LED light sources in California to help reduce our carbon footprint and energy use. [Learn More]
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New Study Published on Lithium-Ion Battery Material Circularity

 
Two Energy Graduate Group students, along with UC Davis faculty, published an article on lithium-ion battery material circularity in Environmental Science & Technology. Through a dynamic global material flow analysis, their research explores the potential for future material demand of Electric Vehicle batteries to be met by materials from retired supplies. This circular economy would reduce the social and environmental impacts of batteries on the clean energy transition. [Read Article]
illustration of gas furnace and heat pump emissions

Webinar on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Residential Heating Technologies

 
A growing number of policymakers are considering electrification as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions that result from natural gas combustion and leakage. Although electric heat pumps do not have on-site combustion, there are emissions associated with the electricity that powers them as well as with refrigerant leaks. On April 20, we hosted a webinar on our recent study that examined GHG emissions impacts of installing and operating a heat pump or gas furnace for 15-years across all U.S. regions and climates, including emissions from electricity generation, combustion, and from methane and refrigerant leaks. [Watch Now] 

Upcoming Events

Energy Bites Seminar Series
Every Friday this spring from 12pm to 1pm PST
 
UCANR Webinar
Utilites of the 21st Century with Kevin Short
 
UCANR Webinar
Modo Co-operative: A Platform for Carsharing with Patrick Nangle
 
Energy Audit Bootcamp
June 28 & 29, 2021

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