UC Santa Barbara's Institute for Energy Efficiency will be home to one of 46 new multi-million-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) announced by the White House and reported on RenewableEnergyWorld.com yesterday. The UCSB EFRC is one of 16 to be funded by President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Of the 46 EFRCs selected, 31 are led by universities, 12 by DOE National Laboratories, two by nonprofit organizations, and one by a corporate research laboratory.