| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:45 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2012
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...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:00 AM
All Glendale Water & Power customers next month will be billed through the 120,000 “smart meters” the utility has been installing for nearly two years, officials announced this week.
And as the utility begins to collect more personal data...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Carbon Motors plans to launch production of a new vehicle before the end of 2013.
The vehicle, called the Carbon TX7, is an all-wheel-drive truck capable of carrying up to ten passengers. The company said the TX7 is priced at about $150,000.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Cars competing in the 10-race 2013 American Le Mans Series are, with one exception, using E10 or E85 fuel. But it’s not exactly the ethanol consumers find at their favorite filling stations.
“These fuels have 100 octane ratings,”...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:31 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Home is where the heart is. But it's also a place where families can be more conscious of their energy use. While conserving energy helps save the planet, it also helps homeowners save money.
According to Christine Ackerson, sustainability manager at LG...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 12:09 PM
As you're checking out electric bicycles for Bike to Work Week, take a side trip to follow this week's green vehicle news from across the Web:
US added about 180 charging stations in May: Good news for plug-in owners -- according to the U.S....
| Jun 1, 2013
| 6:35 PM
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...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:14 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:17 PM
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.