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  • North Hollywood High School wins 20th Annual Science Bowl

     
    North Hollywood High School wins 20th Annual Science Bowl...
  • 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....
  • Daily News Briefs: May 17, 2012

     
    New models will come fast and furious in the 2013-16 model years, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch's annual product pipeline analysis, dubbed the "Car Wars" report. Bank of America sees an above-average level of new model launches starting in......
  • UCF-based business needs “likes” to win energy contest

     
    A company founded at UCF needs votes from the public to win a contest put on by the U.S. Department of Energy. The company, Mesdi Systems, founded by Brandon Lojewski, is one of six finalists from more than 300 universities that competed in the National...
  • Are there tax breaks for hybrids?

    Here you are in luck. There are tax credits of up to $7,500 for plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles purchased in or after 2010. All Chevrolet Volts, the 2012 Fisker Karma Sedan, the 2013 Ford C-Volt and Karma qualify for the $7,500 tax credit. There are...
  • Where do I charge an electric car?

    A home charging system is the best way to ensure reliable access to charging power. A home charger uses a 240-volt circuit, the type used for clothes dryers. The standard 120-volt circuit can be used as well, but will as much as double the recharging...
  • What is ethanol?

    Ethanol is an alcohol-based fuel made by fermenting and distilling starch crops such as corn. It can also be made from "cellulosic biomass" such as trees and grasses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • What is compressed natural gas?

    In the U.S., compressed natural gas has been used more extensively in commercial vehicles like buses than in passenger cars. Honda does offer a CNG version of its Civic GX sedan. Natural gas (primarily methane) is said to be among the cleanest burning...
  • Are there federal tax credits for diesel fuel cars?

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, some diesels in service beginning in 2006 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit. Credit amounts phase out for the auto maker once it has sold over 60,000 eligible hybrid and/or diesel vehicles. More...
  • 2012 Tesla Model S: Mean green machine

    2012 Tesla Model S: Mean green machine
    A battery-electric car that accelerates quicker, drives farther and charges faster than any other on the market, the 2012 Tesla Model S is a work in progress whose capacity to evolve is more revolutionary than the fact that it's an electric car. Our...
  • Irvine's new majority turns to Great Park

    Irvine's new City Council majority has positioned itself to clean house on one of the city's signature projects: the Great Park, intended to be the century's landmark municipal park. Since its inception more than a decade ago, 200 of the planned 1,347...
  • Will E85 save you money?

    Will E85 save you money?
    Spikes in gas prices often turn attention toward alternative fuels. Ethanol alcohol, in the form of E85, is occasionally in the news due to political debates, automotive marketing and the controversial rise in global food prices. GM (the largest...