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U.S. Department of Energy

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  • Energy event looking for speakers

    Speakers and exhibitors are needed for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO. The Irvine-based Orange County Great Park has been selected to host the October event, which will be organized outside Washington, D.C., for the first...
  • Chevy Spark EV lease highlights electric-car price cuts

    Chevy Spark EV lease highlights electric-car price cuts
    General Motors is joining the electric-car price war with a lease deal on the Chevrolet Spark EV at $199 a month. The deal, announced this morning, follows the recent offerings of $199 leases on Nissan’s Leaf – a big price drop after two...
  • Gas prices projected to be lower than last summer

    Gas prices projected to be lower than last summer
    SOUTH BEND — Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, a season with typically higher gas prices. It’s also a heavy travel weekend. And this Memorial Day weekend, about nine out of ten holiday travelers will take to the nation’...
  • GWP smart-meter fix almost done

    GWP smart-meter fix almost done
    Since the massive rollout of roughly 120,000 digital utility meters that began in 2010, Glendale Water & Power officials now have just 53 of them to tweak, down from 919 in September of last year. The drop comes about five months after the utility began...
  • Waving the green flag: Race cars rated for energy use

    Waving the green flag: Race cars rated for energy use
    Are motorsports a proving ground for fuel savings and cleaner air? Fewer pit stops would mean faster overall times. But hairpin turns on high-speed straightaways don’t sound economical or clean. For the past several years, though, tire maker...
  • UC researchers are engineering the tobacco plant to produce bio-fuels

    UC researchers are engineering the tobacco plant to produce bio-fuels
    Once celebrated as an economic mainstay, the tobacco industry has been hard hit by health concerns, bans, lawsuits and the social stigma of cigarette smoking. Now, UC researchers are testing the plant’s potential to be genetically modified in...
  • Managing your thermostat for optimum HVAC performance

    Managing your thermostat for optimum HVAC performance
    The saying goes that the only thing you can count on when it comes to Chicago weather is change. In addition to cold winters and hot summers Mother Nature often throws in an unseasonably cool day in the summer or an unexpected thaw mid-winter. Whether...
  • Tesla Introduces Free Quick-Charge Network for Model S Owners

     
    Tesla on Monday introduced a handful of proprietary quick-charge stations across California, Nevada and Arizona with free charging for Model S owners that spring for the optional hardware. The California automaker disingenuously markets the technology...
  • Glendale's 'smart meter' billing system nearing completion

     
    Glendale's "smart meter" system nearing completion...
  • Chrysler Delivers Plug-in Minivan Test Fleet

     
    It's been awhile since we've heard any electric-car news from Chrysler; its ENVI electric car division dissolved when bankruptcy struck the company in 2009. It looks like an alternative-fuel program is back in the form of a fleet of plug-in......
  • Despite Efficient Cars, Savings at Pump Elusive

     
    Despite reduced gasoline consumption, higher prices at the pump mean Americans are finding themselves with less money to spend elsewhere. That's according to a pair of reports issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Union of Concerned......
  • Great Park awarded $1 million for national Solar Decathlon

     
    Orange County's Great Park will receive $1 million in federal grant as they play host to a national collegiate solar design competition and alternative energy exposition in the next year, park officials announced....